20 Apr 2018

Upbeat for Friday 20 April

From Upbeat, 12:43 pm on 20 April 2018



We explore music and its effect on babies in the womb and what opera does to heart patients. Plus the Vatican is to host its first live steamed concert.

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Photo: RNZ

1pm: Top organist visits NZ

Olivier Latry is one of the finest organists in the world today. As well as being organist at Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral and a Professor at the Paris Conservatoire, he has a busy international concert schedule. He’s performing in Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral on Saturday.

Olivier Latry

Olivier Latry Photo: Deyan Parouchev Photography

1.30 Review: Premiere of Ross Harris’ Face performed by the APO

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performed the world premiere of Ross Harris’ Face last night which tells the story of the emotional and physical scars of war. Peter Hoar reviews.

The Soldier's Face by Barry Cleavin

The Soldier's Face by Barry Cleavin Photo: Supplied


We close this week with Dvořák’s fifth symphony, performed by Olso Philharmonic conducted by Mariss Jansons.


Conductor Mariss Jansons

Conductor Mariss Jansons Photo: wikicommons