Upbeat for Wednesday 4 May 2016
1pm Davinia Caddy
Davinia Caddy from the University of Auckland School of Music looks ahead to next week's concerto competition and graduation gala concert. Three soloists are vying for $15,000 prize money and the kudos that goes with winning the competition.
1.20 pm Gareth Davies
The play Everest Untold, by Gareth Davies, tells the little known story of New Zealand mountaineer George Lowe and British Mount Everest Expedition army Colonel Sir John Hunt; the men who in 1953 helped Edmund Hilary "knock the bastard off" as he famously said. The play premiered last year in Auckland and returns this month starring Stephen Lovatt and Edwin Wright.
1.40 Ning Feng
Berlin based, Chinese born violinist Ning Feng first experienced New Zealand in 2005 when he won the Michael Hill international violin competition. Now he's back to perform Korngold Violin Concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra tomorrow night.