Upbeat for Friday 27 May 2016
1.00 A picture tells 1000 words
Gael Newton - Foundation Photography Curator Art Gallery of NSW and former Senior Curator of Photography National Gallery of Australia - is the opening speaker for Teaching A Butterfly to Swim: Douglas Wright's dance-theatre, photography by John Savage. She looks down the camera lens and explains the complex simplicity of photography.
1.20 The Queen of the Night
Mozart's The Magic Flute opens tomorrow at the St James in Wellington. New Zealand Opera has been able to attract some big names including UK based soprano Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson. She tells Eva what it's like to play a character people love to hate.
1.40 Helping the next generation
Recently International classical stars Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich were in New Zealand to perform. In their downtime they spent time mentoring the next generation. Alison Eldredge from Arohanui Strings explains how their contribution will help young musicians in Lower Hutt to flourish.