The National Concerto Competition returns this weekend. We send our best wishes to the finalists and give them some inspiration by playing past winners.
1pm Review: Bless The Child
A death of a child throws a family into turmoil. The mother is accused of the death, but she seeks help to prove herself innocent. Lynn Freeman reviews the play about privilege, life, death and society through a uniquely Kiwi lens.
1.20 Review: Giselle
One of the most loved ballets has been given a makeover for the Auckland Arts Festival. Akram Khan’s Giselle features a fresh score performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Justin Gregory reviews the bold commission.
1.40pm Creating something From Scratch
Phil Dadson and his sound art group From Scratch have a new show and exhibition showing as part of the Auckland Arts Festival. Tim Dodd explores the sights and sounds of what the group’s created at Uru Gallery.
A taste of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s recent release of the complete Brahms Symphonies, under conductor Andris Nelsons.