25 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Monday 25 June

From Upbeat, 11:29 am on 25 June 2018


The National Centre of Musical Excellence in Wellington gets a $4 million Lotteries boost; Prokofiev heads into a pub, and top trumpeter Alison Balsom emphasizes the importance of music education.

Portrait of Prokofiev 1934

Portrait of Prokofiev 1934 Photo: Petr Petrovic Konchalovsky, Public Domain

1pm Love and life in NZ 150 years from now

What do you imagine New Zealand to be in 150 years from now? A new play The Atom Room, performing at Circa Theatre in Wellington explores life, love and the long lasting effects of nuclear accidents 150 years from now. Director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford and composer Ruth Carr from electronic group Minuit discuss the ideas behind the score and how the story is eerily close to reality in today’s climate.

The Atom Room

The Atom Room Photo: Supplied


This week’s famous five are a double hit. We celebrate important suites and influential teachers. Today it’s Bach’s Orchestral Suite No 4 in D performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz.

Johann Sebasian Bach

Johann Sebasian Bach Photo: Elias Gottlob Haussmann, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons