2 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Thursday 2 August

From Upbeat, 12:00 pm on 2 August 2018
Vaughan Williams in 1913

Vaughan Williams in 1913 Photo: Public Domain


The UK is to hold its very first Vaughan Williams festival – 60 years after the composer’s death.



1pm Viola Viola!

US based Kiwi violist Tim Deighton brings his talent home to perform the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie’s Viola Concerto No. 2 with Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. He discusses his award winning teaching work at Penn State University, working with composers on new music for viola and how to achieve a satisfying life balance as a musician.

Violist Tim Deighton

Violist Tim Deighton Photo: Supplied


2pm John Drummond’s History Through the Piano – Europe and the World

Europe and the world is in the spotlight today as we continue our feature series History Through the Piano. John Drummond takes us through pieces from Debussy, Ravel and Roussel.

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy Photo: Supplied