Upbeat for Friday 3 June 2016
1.00 Fantasy fables told through music
You just have to hear the opening music of Star Wars to know you’re going on an adventure. It’s tunes like that which inspire Jake Baxendale to delve into fantasy music with his Midi-eval Orchestra at this weekend’s Comiccon Expo in Wellington.
1.20 We’re in the money?
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry talks about the funding increases she announced in last week's budget. We ask why did big name groups including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa see a significant funding boost and what role does she have in distributing funds across the Arts sector.
1.40 A unique baroque trio
The guitar, cello and viola don’t often sit together in a trio, but Wellington trio Archi d’Amore Zelanda features the unique partnership. Baroque musicians Jane Curry (classical guitar), Donald Maurice (viola d’amore), Emma Goodbehere (cello) are off to a Polish Baroque Congress where they will play work written especially for them.