Upbeat for Tuesday 6 October 2015
Sweet toned violinist Henning Kraggerud jets in for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's ‘Virtuoso Violin’ concert on Thursday. Be prepared for the unexpected: Henning is a natural improvisor and likes to create his own cadenzas. He plays Bruch's first violin concerto on a priceless instrument made in 1744 by Guarneri del Gesù.
Elizabeth Salmon is the author of a biography on Peter Godfrey, the father of New Zealand choral music. Famous for his work transforming singers into a cohesive whole, Elizabeth sang in several of Peter Godfrey's choirs and was his assistant conductor for The Dorian Choir. She describes Godfrey’s approach to performance, rehearsals and leadership.