Jean-Yves Thibaudet12:15 French pianist Jean Yves Thibaudet is in the country for French Finesse as part the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

12:50 Upbeat contributor Simon Romanos explores the music of jazz percussionist Airto Moreira.

1:10 Peter Mechen reviews Sunday night's performance of Philip Glass and Leonard Cohen's new collaborative work Book of Longing.

1:30 Irish tenor Sean Ruane is in New Zealand to perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in the concert When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.