24 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Friday 24 August

From Upbeat, 10:53 am on 24 August 2018


We celebrate National Poetry Day and more news about alleged sexual assaults in the classical world.

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1pm NZSO’s Master Conductors on the art of conducting

Edo de Waart leads the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Edo de Waart leads the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Stephen A'Court Photography

Upbeat invites two New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conductors into the studio at the same time. Music Director Edo de Waart and Associate Hamish McKeich discuss the art of conducting and the importance of funding arts and music properly. And we find out if orchestras are as costly as they appear.

Conductor Hamish McKeich

Conductor Hamish McKeich Photo: RNZ/Kirsten Johnstone

1.40pm Brother musicians bring their talents home

Christchurch brothers pianist Jun and cellist Yuuki Bouterey-Ishido are back home and enjoying some quality time together with their family. The talented duo are sharing their love of music with a range of performances in Christchurch and Auckland.

Jun Bouterey-Ishido

Jun Bouterey-Ishido Photo: Supplied


We round out our series of Hungarian music with Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra with the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Fisher.

Béla Bartók in 1927

Béla Bartók in 1927 Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons