Welcome to episode 150 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Did I think I’d make it to 150 when I started this podcast? I had no number in mind. So we continue… Thanks for listening if and when you do. Now – as you probably know, as well as […]
Anna van jer Leij works with “the fantastic folks at Chamber Music New Zealand”, and they’re touring The New Yorker music critic and author Alex Ross with New Zealand mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew and STROMA – an ensemble made up of a selection of NZSO players and pianist Emma Sayers. They mostly perform modern chamber […]
I wonder why they continue on with these shows…I mean, it can’t be fun for the performers, it’s not fun for the audience – it’s a fucking ordeal. I’m talking, in this instance of A Musical Menagerie – a show featuring our NZSO with Chris Lam Sam as the narrator/MC. The aim was to present […]
Anne Sofie von Otter w/ NZSO MFC Thursday, March 15 Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the great operatic singers of her generation. A master. Such lightness – but strength. There’s a great joy she conveys, in the very act and art of singing. And of course she’s capable of the full range of […]
Wellington will host a world-first three-week Jim Henson Retrospectacle in April 2018. It culminates in a celebration concert with Bret McKenzie, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and Jim Henson’s characters from Sesame Street, The Muppets and Fraggle Rock.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis and NZSO: Swing Symphony (Symphony No.3) MFC Thursday, March 10 In a long programme the first half featured our New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Matthew Coorey. The opening rendition of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Swing was polite, if lengthy. Lovely to hear the instruments, the […]
Wellington’s New Zealand Festival saw the launch of its 2016 line-up earlier tonight. Plenty of highlights, so be sure to check the link there for the details – Miranda July will perform a keynote that’s part-lecture/part-performance and will take the audience through her artist-career from struggling enthusiast to short-story writer, filmmaker and novelist. There’s events […]