Upbeat for Friday 26 February 2016
Radio New Zealand Concert Programmer Greg Mildenhall has been quietly influencing the programmes broadcast on public radio for forty-five years. He says goodbye to listeners and colleagues on Upbeat today.
Virginia Kennard is the producer of The Performance Arcade 2016 and Wellington band Orchestra of Spheres is the opening act for the annual mini-festival of free events on the city's waterfront. The event is based on using shipping containers as a venue for live performance and art.
Peter Hoar reviews the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Poetry and Power concert featuring Croatian pianist Dejan Lazić playing Brahms' first piano concerto. Conductor Antonio Méndez also conducts Debussy's Images: Ibéria and Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole.