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.
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.
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.