29 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Friday 29 June

From Upbeat, 11:01 am on 29 June 2018



Another confirmed redundancy at the University of Auckland’s School of Music, why conductor Riccardo Muti stopped the Chicago Symphony Orchestra mid-performance and we continue to celebrate influential music teachers – today we feature piano pedagogue Rae de Lisle.

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Photo: Fuad Tabba, Auckland University, Wikimedia Commons

1pm Peter Walls’ diverse musical involvement

Classical music has a great capacity to provide profound comfort in times of loss; one of the beloved such works in the repertoire is Fauré’s Requiem. Wellington choir Nota Bene is performing this luminous work, and music by 17th Century Englishman Henry Purcell, in its next concert. Upbeat talks with conductor Peter Walls.

Peter Walls

Peter Walls Photo: Supplied


We continue our series of suites of the day. Today it’s Grieg’s Holberg Suite, performed by the Bergen Phil under conductor Ole Kristian Ruud.

Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg Photo: Elliot and Fry, Public Domain