Upbeat for Monday 20 June 2016
1pm A classical extravaganza
Napier Civic Choir welcomes out of towners soprano Lisa Harper-Brown and pianist Jian Liu from the New Zealand School of Music to a three day concert extravaganza featuring great works by Wagner, Mozart, Brahms and Schumann.
1.20 Celebrating women in the service
The Royal New Zealand Navy Band is celebrating the service's 75th birthday and 30 years of women at sea. Musicians Colin Clark and Jo Spiers talk about the changes sexual equality in the Navy have brought. Earlier this year the band travelled to Europe to play at multiple ceremonies at sites of battles during the first world war.
1.40 It's hard work at the top
Star violinist Suyeon Kang was the winner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2015 and is now on her winner's tour of the country. She tells us about the stress on young players and the pressure to pretend life is perfect.