15 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Wednesday 15th August

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 15 August 2018



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In 1940, shortly before the premiere of his Symphonic Dances, Rachmaninov sat down at the piano with conductor Eugene Ormandy and demonstrated how he wanted the Philadelphia Orchestra to play it. This newly discovered recording is about to be released.


1pm  Áine Kelly-Costello on Making Art and Music More Accessible

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Music and arts events in New Zealand are becoming more accessible for disabled people, says Áine Kelly-Costello, an Auckland based flutist, writer and advocate. She talks about her experiences as an advocate for accessibility in the arts and music - our interview is accompanied by a web story here.


1.30  Elizabeth Kerr reviews Zefiro

Ensemble Zefiro

Ensemble Zefiro Photo: Marin Barza

Baroque wind ensemble Zefiro has recently begun a tour of the country. Elizabeth Kerr gives their opening night concert in Wellington her hearty approval.


2pm Ballet

Continuing our look at (or rather, listen to) ballet in Upbeat, a real rarity: Checkmate by Arthur Bliss.