3 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Tuesday 3 July

From Upbeat, 11:02 am on 3 July 2018



Influential West End choreographer Gillian Lynne dies age 92 and we discuss Kauri dieback.

Close up of a Kauri tree trunk in the Waipoua Forest

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

1pm Todd Gibson-Cornish’s brilliant career

Former NZSO National Youth Orchestra Principal Bassoonist Todd Gibson-Cornish is back as the soloist for The Firebird concerts this week. Two years ago at the tender age of 21, Todd became the youngest Principal of the Sydney Symphony. He discusses his ways of coping with the responsibility of leading the bassoon section, something he learned to do in the National Youth Orchestra.

Todd Gibson-Cornish

Todd Gibson-Cornish Photo: Christie Brewster


We continue celebrating 130 years of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Riccardo Chailly (chief conductor from 1988 to 2004) conducts the orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No 1 in C minor.

Dmitri Shostakovich in 1950

Dmitri Shostakovich in 1950 Photo: CC BY-SA 3.0