Upbeat for Tuesday 19 April 2016
1.00 pm Luke di Somma and Pablo Ruiz Henao
Luke di Somma, guest conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra talks about working with arranger Pablo Ruiz Henao, also the orchestra's Principal Bass Trombone, on the concert Mad Men and Dangerous Women. Performing the hits of the 50s and 60s gives singers Esther Stephens, Tama Waipara and Cameron Douglas a chance to channel Las Vegas glitz and glamour.
1.20 Giordano Bellincampi
Giordano Bellincampi, the new Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia lays out his philosophy for the Orchestra. The Italian/ Danish maestro conducts three concerts over the next few weeks which include the great classical composers and some of the most virtuosic workouts for Orchestra.
1.45 Iain Sharp
Poet and critic Iain Sharp thinks literary criticism is failing in its job. He tells Simon Morris that when critiquing New Zealand works, many reviewers are gutless, and that our media has reduced book reviews to a shadow of their former selves. His original piece appeared in The Spinoff.