Upbeat for Wednesday 1 June 2016
1.00 Schubert Festival
A mini Schubert festival is happening in Wellington over the long weekend. Musicians and singers from around the country will converge on the capital to perform in five different concerts at St Andrew’s. Producer Richard Greager talks about the different works by Schubert being performed including the Lieder Recital he and Diedre Irons will give.
1.20 A new way to tell stories
Grammy award nominated American jazz singer Karrin Allyson is in New Zealand to perform with the Roger Fox Big Band. She tells Eva about her transition from classical to jazz, telling stories through music, and conducting her own performances.
1.40 Free concerts featuring New Zealand Music in the Queen city
Auckland Chamber Orchestra conductor Peter Scholes talks about his series of free concerts at Epsom's Ray Freedman Arts Centre. This year he concentrates on New Zealand composers including two world premieres.