Upbeat for Tuesday 21 June 2016
1.00 A feast for the senses
Today is the shortest day, but for some night time is more magical than daylight. The solstice is being marked with a festival called Lōemis with ancient songs from Aurora Four, and a rather large feast. Emeritus Professor Robert Easting from Victoria University reads poems by Chaucer and Shakespeare to mark the longest night of the year.
1.20 Symphony's storytelling
Peter Mechen reviews The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Scheherazade featuring Kodaly’s Dances of Galánta, Lalo’s Cello Concerto performed by international soloist Johannes Moser, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
1.40 The Art of Etiquette – Symphony Orchestras
The concert hall is the place to soak in stunning sounds created by the orchestra. But it’s also a place that amplifies every spoken word, cough and sneeze. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra cellist Brigid O’Meeghan explains when to applaud, if air-conducting is acceptable and why a plastic parka isn’t the best attire.