The world premiere of composer Gary Kulesha’s Oboe Concerto takes place in Auckland this week. RICHARD BETTS caught up with the person who wrote it and the guy tasked with playing it.
Pat Metheny’s career retrospective delights with dazzling displays and solo finesse, but definition is lacking for DAN SPERBER. Have we heard this quartet at its best?
How can an astonishing world-class act end up playing to 40 people in a residential house? GARY STEEL witnesses something miraculous.
Auckland is the setting for the latest high-speed, comic book-style caper. PAUL ROSE assesses this madcap action flick and pronounces it a winner.
Nathan Haines on Shift Left, his hi-fi, the Silver Scrolls and more…
GARY STEEL went to see extraordinary jazz-fusion concoction Snarky Puppy at Auckland’s The Powerstation. Here’s his brief assessment.
Oh no, not another tax? ALASDAIR THOMPSON casts his eye over the suggestion Auckland might face a ‘Toilet Tax’.
After years of to-ing and fro-ing between Hamilton and Auckland he knows the two cities and their tales well. So which one is the winner for ANDREW JOHNSTONE?