Upbeat for Thursday 5 May 2016
1.00 Gordon Hunt
British oboist Gordon Hunt Gordon Hunt is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He's in New Zealand to direct the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and play Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C major.
1.20 Jennifer Shennan
Jennifer Shennan followed the yellow brick road to the St James Theatre in Wellington last night for the world premier of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Wizard of Oz. The ballet, about the well known story of Dorothy, ruby slippers, witches and the emerald city, was created by RNZB's Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia.
1.40 Alfredo Jaar
Chilean-born, New York based artist and film maker Alfredo Jaar has been given space in the Space to Dream: Recent art from South America exhibition on at The Auckland Gallery. His instillation art draws on wars, political situations and globalisation.