12 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Tuesday 12 June

From Upbeat, 11:08 am on 12 June 2018



We follow what happens when a stable of horses is treated to the a-mare-zing sounds of Bach, and we discover how listening to music at work alters your mind.

Cellist Ida Riegels playing to a horse in Switzerland

Cellist Ida Riegels playing to a horse in Switzerland Photo: youtube

1pm Review: NZSO’s An Evening with Simon O’Neill

Kiwi tenor Simon O’Neill has returned home to perform Wagner’s song cycle Wesendonck Lieder with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra around the country. Peter Hoar was at the Auckland concert which also featured Bruckner’s Symphony No 4.

Kiwi tenor Simon O'Neill

Kiwi tenor Simon O'Neill Photo: Supplied

130pm How Fearless Music led to a Tui

Bass player and composer Umar Zakaria has won the Recorded Music New Zealand Best Jazz Artist Tui at this year’s Jazz Awards. He may only be young but he’s stepping up in the local Jazz scene. He talks to Nick Tipping about his album Fearless Music and winning the Tui last week.

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Rising star, conductor Robin Ticciati with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performing Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.


Berlioz by Emile Signol Photo: Commons