Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devonport is leaving to go to the Art Gallery of South Australia.
1pm Lexus Song Quest: meet the final finalist
Today we meet Auckland based tenor Manase Latu as he prepares for the Grand Final of New Zealand’s long running Song Quest tomorrow. He speaks with Clarissa Dunn about the unexpected path classical singing has taken him on from his early childhood in Nuku'alofa to Auckland’s Town Hall stage.
Auckland jazz lovers are in for a treat on Monday night when the legendary Count Basie Orchestra plays at the Aotea Centre. A somewhat star-struck Nick Tipping spoke to the musical director of the Basie Orchestra, Scotty Barnhart, ahead of the long running big band’s visit.
Our last star-crossed lovers, and another composer’s take on Pelleas & Melisande: Arnold Schoenberg. But don’t be afraid – it’s Schoenberg in a tuneful, late Romantic style!