Upbeat for Friday 12 February 2016
Linda Lim and Deirdre Tarrant
The Year of the Monkey will be welcomed in at a Chinese New Year Festival in Wellington on Sunday. Linda Lim is co-ordinator for the East Meets West Celebration Show. Choreographer Deirdre Tarrant talks about bringing the The Little Egrets Chinese Folk Dance Troupe from China.
Pianist Katherine Austin from the Tennant-Austin Duo talks about the first performance of a work by John Psathas commissioned for her and cellist James Tennant to perform. Halo for cello and piano gets its premiere this Sunday at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber.
Gretchen La Roche
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra General and Artistic Manager Gretchen La Roche, talks about orchestra member Richard Chandler who has tragically lost his life in an accident.