2 Mar 2018

Upbeat for Friday 2 March

From Upbeat, 9:18 am on 2 March 2018



The National Concerto Competition returns this weekend. We send our best wishes to the finalists and give them some inspiration by playing past winners.

Finalists for the National Concerto Competition 2917/2018

Finalists for the National Concerto Competition 2917/2018 Photo: Faction Photorgraphy Ltd

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.

Bless The Child

Bless The Child Photo: Matt Grace

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.

Erina Takahashi in Akram Khan's Giselle

Erina Takahashi in Akram Khan's Giselle Photo: Laurent Liotardo

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.

From Scratch

From Scratch Photo: Siobhan Waterhouse


A taste of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s recent release of the complete Brahms Symphonies, under conductor Andris Nelsons.

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Photo: Record label website