Where are the classical artists on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s NZ Music Month playlist? We compile a few classical Kiwi classics for her to add; opera singer Nina Stemme wins the Brigit Nilsson Prize and why classical composers are being unfairly maligned regarding STIs.
Tony Ryan is a familiar voice on RNZ Concert, but when he’s not reviewing gigs, he’s working with musicians. Resonance ensemble attracts some of the best orchestral musicians in the Garden City. Tony and orchestra founder and principal clarinetist Susan Bealing explains why Resonance resonates in Christchurch.
Today we celebrate great violinist Itzhak Perlman. He is one of the most versatile performers around, performing the classics, and movie scores including the famous theme from Schindler’s List. Today we hear him play César Franck’s Violin Sonata.