13 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Friday 13 July

From Upbeat, 10:56 am on 13 July 2018


Sue Paterson, former New Zealand Festival Director and all round champion for the Arts, has died after a long battle with cancer. Current Festival Executive Director Meg Williams talks about her legacy and we hear music that was connected to Sue, a member of the NZSO Board.

Sue Paterson

Sue Paterson Photo: Facebook - Sue Paterson

1pm Pianist Simon Trpceski return to perform with NZSO

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski returns to New Zealand to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He talks with David Morriss about his nationwide tour, his love of the NZSO and how the popular piano concerto – which he doesn’t play very often – reminds him of the New Zealand landscape.

Pianist Simon Trpceski

Pianist Simon Trpceski Photo: Supplied


We continue celebrating the cello. Today it’s one of the leading master cellists – Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach’s Cello Suite.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Photo: wikicommons