14 Mar 2018

Upbeat for Wednesday 14 March

From Upbeat, 11:26 am on 14 March 2018


Opera joins the #metoo movement; the Royal Opera House is holding a new, free course for budding female conductors and the final curtain for the Metropolitan Opera’s James Levine.

Royal Opera House, London

Royal Opera House, London Photo: wikicommons

1pm Review: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Grammy award winning American jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant brought her unique sound to the Michael Fowler Centre last night as part of the New Zealand Festival. Does she live up to being called the “hottest voice in American jazz right now”? Nick Bollinger was in the audience.

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Cecile McLorin Salvant Photo: supplied

130pm DSO 2018 full of firsts

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 season is jam-packed full of highlights. Famous violinist Shlomo Mintz performs in April, the NZ Guitar Quartet make their DSO debut and the orchestra gives the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie’s Viola Concerto No. 2: just a few things to look forward to.

Shlomo Mintz

Shlomo Mintz Photo: wikicommons


We bring you the third installment of the famous five. This week it’s all about concertos. Today we hear Rodrigo’s Fantastia para un gentilhombre guitar concerto performed by Craig Ogden. And we bring you another classic Kiwi tune that defines NZ.

Wharariki Beach, New Zealand

Wharariki Beach, New Zealand Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King;