1.00 The final movement

Marc Taddei Music Director Orchestra Wellington

Marc Taddei Music Director Orchestra Wellington Photo: Supplied

Orchestra Wellington continues its final masterpieces series later this month concentrating on music by Richard Strauss. Music Director Marc Taddei discusses Capriccio as well as the other works that complement it: Festmusik Der Stadt Wien for Brass and Timpani and Metamorphosen: Study for 23 Solo Strings

1.20 Many parts, busy hands

NZSO Principal Percussionist Lenny Sakofsky

NZSO Principal Percussionist Lenny Sakofsky Photo: Matt Grace

Playing one instrument can be daunting enough, but for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra percussionist Lenny Sakofsky, he’ll be playing 12 – including the Thai nipple gong and a xylorimba. He’s just one of the 128 musicians from the combined talents of NZSO and the National Youth Orchestra playing Messiaen's Illuminations of the Beyond

1.40 Warm up Winter choral delight

The Christchurch Youth Choir is warming up the city with a cozy night of choral delights with their mid-winter Christmas concert Adeste Fideles. Music Director Grant Bartley and choir member Caitlin Godfrey discuss the choir's growing strength and the music by Bach and Haydn they will perform this weekend.

Christchurch Youth Choir

Christchurch Youth Choir Photo: Christchurch Youth Choir