20 Mar 2018

Upbeat for Tuesday 20 March

From Upbeat, 12:00 pm on 20 March 2018


Bruch’s well-loved Violin Concerto No 1 in a recent release from violinist Lu Siqing and the Melbourne SO under Benjamin Northey; and songs by Stephan Prock, fresh from the RNZ Classical Chart.

Sojourn (Rattle RAT D076)

Sojourn (Rattle RAT D076) Photo: Supplied

1pm  Haydn Rawstron: Opera in a Canterbury country house

Haydn Rawstron began his Lansdown Festival of Narropera after earthquakes destroyed central Christchurch performance spaces. He turned his home Lansdown House and Garden into a summer opera venue. This summer’s festival ends with Weber’s once popular opera Der Freischütz.

The Golden Room at Lansdown House, Christchurch

The Golden Room at Lansdown House, Christchurch Photo: Supplied

1.30pm  Brilliant young pianist Jason Bae returns

New Zealand’s only Steinway artist Jason Bae returns from his studies at the Royal Academy to give a recital tour of the country. Jason was the youngest ever concerto soloist with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra at the Starlight Symphony in the Park. He has a new CD out and a blooming career as one to watch.

Pianist Jason Bae

Pianist Jason Bae Photo: Kelley Eady Loveridge

2pm  Pastoral

Join us for a rural sojourn and the second symphony from our Famous Five series – Beethoven’s Symphony No 6 – as well as other music with a pastoral feel.

Martín Rico Ortega

Martín Rico Ortega Photo: Wikimedia Commons