Upbeat for Tuesday 31 May 2016
1.00 A new quarter
Australian violinist Monique Lapins is stepping into her new role this week as one quarter of the New Zealand String Quartet. She replaces Douglas Beilman as 2nd violinist. The two time Asia Pacific Chamber Music competition finalist also plays in the contemporary music group Ensemble Gô with her partner, marimba player Naoto Segawa.
1.20 The influence of politics on art
Local body politicians have the ability to shape the community socially and physically. The beautification of Hamilton has been overseen in recent years by Mayor Julie Hardaker. She's stepping down from the role this year and discusses her experiences helping the city develop culturally.
1.40 The Art of Etiquette – Musical Theatre
When’s the right time to open a packet of lollies? Can I sing along? When do I say “break a leg”? In the next installment of The Art of Etiquette Musical Theatre actor Matthew Pike - who’s playing Che in Evita on in Auckland – gives Zoë George the inside scoop on being a great musical theatre audience.