10 Sep 2018

Upbeat for Monday 10 September

From Upbeat, 10:52 am on 10 September 2018



Orchestra Wellington’s 2019 season will be called EPIC! The orchestra hasn’t yet released what will be on offer - except that it’s epic. We cherry pick some works that we consider suitably epic.

Orchestra Wellington 2016

Orchestra Wellington 2016 Photo: Mifarr Photography

1pm All the hits with the NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is touring the country playing some of your favourite classical hits. Principal cello Andrew Joyce tells us why these works by composers Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and NZ’s own Gillian Whitehead have become so popular.

NZSO's Andrew Joyce

NZSO's Andrew Joyce Photo: Supplied


We explore music that will make you fall in love with the classical genre, including recommendations from some top conductors, musicians and critics, courtesy of the New York Times music editor.

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel Photo: Public Domain