16 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Monday 16 July

From Upbeat, 11:20 am on 16 July 2018



Baritone Jarvis Dams has won a major international singing competition in Australia, Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closes following structural concerns, and France wins the Football World Cup.

Baritone Jarvis Dams

Baritone Jarvis Dams Photo: Supplied

1pm Review: NZSO & Simon Trpceski plays Grieg

Pianist Simon Trpceski returns to New Zealand for a national tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor. He performed at the Michael Fowler Centre on Friday, sandwiched between two Shostakovich works:  the Festival Overture and the 10th Symphony. Peter Mechen was in the crowd.

Pianist Simon Trpceski

Pianist Simon Trpceski Photo: Supplied

1.30pm Musical chairs with Roger Sellers

Influential Jazz drummer and teacher Roger Sellers died over the weekend. 21 years ago Hayden Sherley interviewed Roger for RNZ’s Musical Chairs series. We listen back to their discussion of his musical influences over 40 years, playing abroad, and working with some of the world’s (and NZ’s) greatest jazz greats.

Roger Sellers

Roger Sellers Photo: Facebook - Roger Sellers Drums


This week in Upbeat we’re featuring ‘Themes and Variations’ – today it’s Variations & Fugue on a theme of Mozart by Max Reger.


Mozart Photo: Public Domain