1 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Wednesday 1 August

From Upbeat, 12:00 pm on 1 August 2018


1pm APO adds music to classic silent film

A live orchestra will accompany a screening of silent film The General as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. Conductor Peter Scholes explains how the APO adds something special to the 1926 Buster Keaton comedy. This is the 19th collaboration between the APO and the NZIFF.

And speaking of the NZ International Film Festival, its director Bill Gosden shares some musical highlights from this year’s lineup.

The General with Buster Keaton

The General with Buster Keaton Photo: wikicommons


2pm John Drummond’s History Through the Piano - Chopin

Chopin is the composer in the spotlight as we continue to explore history through the piano with John Drummond.

Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin Photo: Maria Wodzińska, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons