21 Mar 2018

Upbeat for Wednesday 21 March

From Upbeat, 10:54 am on 21 March 2018



We mark Race Relations Day with a tune from Antony Ritchie; the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has announced four new orchestral interns and Sarah Watkins announces she’s stepping down from NZTrio.

Sarah Watkins - NZTrio

Sarah Watkins - NZTrio Photo: Kristian Frires

1pm Opera shoots for the moon

Ever wanted to visit a moonscape? Now’s your chance with an Anthony Ritchie/Stuart Hoar opera coming to CubaDupa this weekend. The opera tells the story of Apollo astronauts meeting moon-stranded characters. Director Jacqueline Coats explains what’s involved and how the audience will help transform Cuba Street into the moon.

Buzz Aldrin on the moon

Buzz Aldrin on the moon Photo: NASA

1.30 The Living legend of Candide

Famed Australian thespian Reg Livermore is taking to the stage for New Zealand Opera’s Candid by Leonard Bernstein. The opera opens on Friday as part of Auckland Arts Festival. He talks with Lynn Freeman about his long, eventful career.

Reg Livermore

Reg Livermore Photo: supplied


We continue our Famous Five symphonies with Rachmaninoff’s second symphony in E minor recorded by Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Ivan Fischer.


Rachmaninoff Photo: wikicommons