Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +1300The Nelson Civic Choir is off to perform at the famed Carnegie Hall in January. Choral Conductor Chris Lukies explains how the invitation from Distinguished Concerts International New York arrived, and what it will be like performing works by Karl Jenkins in a mass choir setting.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:20:00 +1300European philosophy, Japanese culture, modernist architecture and New Zealand Landscapes run deep in the work of the late potter, James Greig. A retrospective of his work is on display at the Dowse. Curator Sian van Dyk explains how it all came together for James Greig: Defying Gravity.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +1300Cynthia Morahan takes us on a journey through a five DVD collection by British documentary maker Phil Grabsky where he sets out to discover what made great composers Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Chopin tick.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +1300One of the world’s most famous mezzo sopranos is coming to teach at the New Zealand Opera School in Wanganui in the New Year. Della Jones will spend two weeks passing on her knowledge to the next generation of opera stars. She talks about the stimulation she gets from passing on her knowledge to future opera stars.