Upbeat for Thursday 13 August 2015
Australian pianist Grace Kim
Grace Kim has been praised for her rich hypnotic playing. She says Spanish composer Manuel de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain suits her temperament very well - romantic, passionate, fiery at times. Grace Kim makes her New Zealand debut playing the work with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Simon Over and clarinetist Michael Collins
Simon Over is the new Principal Guest Conductor of the Southern Sinfonia. He's enticed fellow Brit, the supremely gifted clarinetist Michael Collins to a date in Dunedin where they'll perform music by the late John Ritchie, formerly of Christchurch.