What is the state of play at the country's publicly funded ballet company? Royal New Zealand Ballet Chairman Steven Fyfe talks to Kathryn Ryan about the findings from an independently commissioned review.
1pm Changes proposed at Auckland Uni music department
Changes to staff structure are being considered at Auckland University’s music department. Eva Radich finds out what’s being proposed, who’s affected and what it means for students.
1.15pm Reviews: Auckland Arts Festival
The Auckland Arts Festival comes to a close this Sunday, and has provided a feast of visual, musical and theatrical arts. Justin Gregory reviews the highly anticipated Love Me as I Am – a celebration of the life and music of Mahinārangi Tocker; and Frances Moore reviews Body Double, a theatrical piece exploring sex and desire in the digital age.
1.40pm Conducting in reality, virtually.
Have you ever wanted to conduct an orchestra? Now’s your chance through virtual reality. Orchestra Wellington and interactive company MIXT join together to give you a unique view conducting Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Zoë George experiences the reality – virtually.
In the final famous five symphonies you have to hear, today it’s Sibelius symphony number 5 in E flat, performed by Helsinki Philharmonic conducted by Leif Segerstam; & a piece by a mystery composer…