Upbeat for Monday 16 May 2016
1.00 Did the star billing live up to the expectation?
Peter Mechen reviews Stephen Hough plays Brahms, the NZSO's concert with the British piano giant playing Brahms' Second Concerto on tour around New Zealand this week. The concert also includes Gareth Farr's From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs; and Shostakovich's Symphony No.1. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.
1.20 Telling history through horse hair
An art work that is a memorial to the thousands of horses that died in WWI, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Regional Art section of the New Zealand Museum Awards. Sarah McClintock from the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui says The Horses Stayed Behind by Cat Auburn is made up of hundreds of rosettes using hair sourced from horses around New Zealand.
1.45 Satie turns 150
French avant-garde composer and pianist Erik Satie turns 150 tomorrow. Producers Marg Ogilvie and Amanda Brown discuss their series Satie Says which through dramatic performance shows how his interpretations of life filtered through minimalism, surrealism, and repetitive music.