Upbeat for Monday 11 April 2016
1.00 Dan Shanan
Dan Shanan, the founder of Doc Edge Film Festival introduces the 2016 event which features some of the best music documentaries on offer this year. The festival opens with Be Here Now which follows late Spartacus star Andy Whitfield through his cancer diagnosis.
1.20 Haihong Liu and Robert Ibell
Violinist Haihong Liu and cellist Robert Ibell from the Aroha Quartet dip their toes in the world of Argentinian tango by Astor Piazzolla. The Tango Ballet Suite programme is beautifully planned including work by New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie as well as classical masters Haydn and Mendelssohn.
1.40 Peter Hoar reviews APO
Peter Hoar reviews last week's Degenerate concert by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, with guest violinist Michael Barenboim and guest conductor Johannes Fritzsch. The concert featured works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Mendelssohn, which were all considered degenerate by the Third Reich.