11 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Monday 11 June

From Upbeat, 10:37 am on 11 June 2018



Dame Kiri Te Kanawa receives a British Queen’s Birthday honour & another opera star Renee Fleming is up for an Antoinette Perry Award (aka a Tony) today.

Dame Kiri te Kanawa

Dame Kiri te Kanawa Photo: Supplied

1pm Boogying with the Orchestra

Studio 54 and orchestral music don’t usually go together, but this week the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is cranking out the platforms, bellbottoms and big hair as they bring disco hits alive. APO’s Frances Moore & David Kay explain why orchestral music works so well cross genre.

Annie Crummer is to perform with the APO

Annie Crummer is to perform with the APO Photo: Supplied


Matariki starts this week; the appearance in the sky of a group of seven stars known as the Pleiades star cluster signals the start of Matariki. It’s a time to remember the dead and celebrate new beginnings. This week we mark this with focusing on classical music’s rising stars. Today it’s pianist Aimi Kobayashi and cellist Santiago Canon-Valencia.

Cellist Santiago Canon Valencia

Cellist Santiago Canon Valencia Photo: Supplied