As the APO prepares to play a New Zealand premiere by the world’s leading composer, RICHARD BETTS looks at the many lives of Scheherazade, the teller of tall tales.
She sang so badly that people turned up in their droves to laugh at her sad attempts to “wow” New York. MATT KELLY on Florence Foster Jenkins.
The popular chamber group has been forced into the cloud for their planned Cumulus show, writes Richard Betts.
He’s our best classical artist and concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia. RICHARD BETTS has a wide-ranging conversation with Andrew Beer.
Auckland Chamber Orchestra presents its usual array of interesting music. And it’ll cost you nothing to attend, writes RICHARD BETTS.
RICHARD BETTS previews a clutch of performances by the NZSO this month.
RICHARD BETTS chats with the music director of new women’s choir Luminata Voices ahead of its first performance.
RICHARD BETTS previews NZTrio’s daring 2021 season and talks up their Auckland performance this weekend.