15 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Friday 15 June

From Upbeat, 10:45 am on 15 June 2018



Some international orchestras won’t allow their female players to wear pants. What’s the standard in New Zealand?

NZSO performing at Shed 6

NZSO performing at Shed 6 Photo: Twitter - NZSO

1pm Prokofiev, Psycho and the guest pianist

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is joined by virtuoso pianist Nikolay Khozyainov for its Fear and Courage concert tomorrow. Prokofiev’s third Piano Concerto, Bernard Hermann’s Psycho and Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony bring drama to the Air Force Museum on Saturday night. Nikolay joins CSO conductor Benjamin Northey to discuss the programme.

Pianist Nikolay Khozyaniov

Pianist Nikolay Khozyaniov Photo: Arim Almuelle


Today’s rising star is British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who recently performed at the Royal wedding. His album Inspiration immediately shot to number one in both the classical and popular music charts.

Cellist Sheku-Kanneh Mason

Cellist Sheku-Kanneh Mason Photo: Facebook - Sheku-Kanneh Mason