Guest details for Saturday Morning 18 December 2010

This is the last Saturday Morning programme for 2010. Saturday 25 December will feature Christmas Morning programming. Summer Selections from Saturday Morning will be broadcast on the following four Saturdays (1, 8, 15 and 22 January) from 8:00 through 11:00, followed by an hour of the American programme, Garrison Keillor's Radio Show. Details of Summer Selections programming will be sent to email subscribers, and listed on our website page. Saturday Morning with Kim Hill returns to live broadcast from 29 January 2011.

8:15 Marcus Chown

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Marcus Chown is cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. His books include Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead, We Need to Talk about Kelvin (shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010), and the 1993 book Afterglow of Creation, which was updated and republished this year (Faber, ISBN: 978-0-571-25059-2). He is also the author of the Solar System iPad App, which will be launched early next year by Faber and TouchPress.

8:40 James Williamson

James Williamson played guitar with Iggy and the Stooges in the 1970s, and on the band's third album, Raw Power. After some music production, he left music for electronic engineering, and recently retired from Sony Electronics, where he was vice president in charge of quality standards, and remains a governor of the worldwide Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. James rejoined the Stooges in 2009, and will perform with them at the Big Day Out in Auckland on 21 January 2011.

9:05 Kate Parker

Entrepreneurial theatre artist and educator Kate Parker is the co-director (with Julie Nolan) of Red Leap Theatre Company, and a recipient of a 2010 New Generation award from the Arts Foundation. Productions by her Auckland-based company include Moahunting (2001), The Butcher's Daughter (2003), Beyond the Blue (2008), and The Arrival (2009), which won six awards at the 2010 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards (Production of the Year, Most Original Production, Director, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Most Promising Female Newcomer). The world premiere of Red Leap's new work, Paper Sky: a Love Story, will take place during the Auckland Arts Festival 2011 (2-20 March).

9:45 Kate's Klassic

Kate Camp will discuss the 1974 novel by John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN: 978-0-340-93761-7).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Paul Callaghan

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan is Alan MacDiarmid Professor of Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, founder of Magritek, and leader of the five-person Magnetic Resonance Innovation team which last month was awarded the 2010 Prime Minister's Science Prize. He also won the Science and Technology section of the 2010 Wellingtonian of the Year Awards, was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by Victoria University at its December Graduation, and has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for 2011 New Zealander of the Year.

11:10 Members of the NZSO

Vesa-Matti Leppanen (Concertmaster and Principal First Violin), David Bremner (Principal Trombone), Robert Ibell (Cello), Victoria Jones (Sub Principal Double Bass), Bridget Douglas (Principal Flute) and Leonard Sakofsky (Principal Percussion) are players with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, which recently returned from the biggest international tour of its history, playing concerts in China, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria. In early 2011, the NZSO will perform a Chinese New Year Extravaganza in Wellington (29 January), Auckland (1 February), and Christchurch (3 February); its wind players will tour the Wind Power programme to Wellington (19 February), Napier (22 February), Rotorua (23 February), Tauranga (24 February) and Hamilton (25 February); and the orchestra will perform A Symphonic Odyssey at the Auckland Arts Festival 2011 (12 March), and a Family Concert on the Festival's Family Day (13 March).

Music played during the programme

Iggy & the Stooges: Gimme Danger
From the 1973 album: Raw Power
Played at around 8:40

Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate: Be Mankan
From the 2010 album: Ali and Toumani
(World Circuit)
Played at around 9:05

John Grant: Marz
From the 2010 album: Queen of Denmark
(Bella Union)
Played at around 9:40

Playing Favourites with Paul Callaghan

New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein: seventh section of the Appalachian Spring Suite by Aaron Copland
From the compilation album: The Encore Collection, Volume III

BBC Philharmonic conducted by Richard Hickox: Mock Morris by Percy Grainger
From the 1997 album: The Grainger Edition, Volume 6
Played at around 10:25

Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms
From the 1985 album: Brothers in Arms
Played at around 10:45

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Judd: last section of the third movement of Symphony No. 1 by Douglas Lilburn
From the 2002 album: Douglas Lilburn - The Three Symphonies
Played at around 10:55

Members of the NZSO

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pietari Inkinen: Second movement (Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto) of Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52 by Sibelius
From the album: Sibelius Symphonies Nos 1 and 3
Played at around 11:05

Bridget Douglas (flute): Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Live in the Wellington studio of Radio New Zealand
Played at around 11:15

Vesa-Matti Leppanen (violin), Robert Ibell (cello), Victoria Jones (double bass), Bridget Douglas (flute): Badinerie by JS Bach
Live in the Wellington studio of Radio New Zealand
Played at around 11:25

Vesa-Matti Leppanen (violin), David Bremner (trombone), Robert Ibell (cello), Victoria Jones (double bass), Bridget Douglas (flute), Leonard Sakofsky (percussion):
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Vicki Jones
Live in the Wellington studio of Radio New Zealand
Played at around 11:40

Vesa-Matti Leppanen (violin), Victoria Jones (double bass), Bridget Douglas (flute): Divertimento (Adagio) by Joseph Haydn
Live in the Wellington studio of Radio New Zealand
Played at around 11:50

Vesa-Matti Leppanen (violin), David Bremner (trombone), Robert Ibell (cello), Victoria Jones (double bass), Bridget Douglas (flute), Leonard Sakofsky (percussion): Christmas Bolero (based on Silent Night) arranged by NZSO trombonist Peter Maunder
Played at around 11:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineers: Lianne Smith, Darryl Stack
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell