Upbeat for Wednesday 19 August 2009
Thursday 20th August
U.S based New Zealand pianist, Eugene Albulescui who'll perform and conduct Beethoven's 1st Concerto with the Maunkau Symphony Orchestra in Auckland this Saturday.
Contributor Colin Morris looks at the life and work of Bessy Smith.
American guest accordionist, Betty Jo Simon who's appearing at the Coupe Mondiale2009 World Accordion Championships hosted by the New Zealand Accordion Association at Auckland's North Shore next week.