February 2-8: Including Waitangi Day Highlights and Rodriguez: Searching for Sugar Man

by Diana Balham / 24 January, 2013
Make your way through Waitangi Day with relaxing music, plus explore the evolution of the Maori community from 1900 to today.
Searching for Sugar Man
Rodriguez: Searching for Sugar Man, Friday


Insight (RNZ National, 8.15am). Taking a kid fishing/tramping/roller skating has never seemed so sensible as more young people shut themselves in their bedrooms with nothing but a computer – and a world full of “cyberfriends” – for company. In Teenage Self Harm – Behind the Scars Sally Round looks at the alarming statistics and asks why so many teens deliberately hurt themselves.


Music Alive (RNZ Concert, 8.00pm). The grand opening concert of Nelson’s 2013 Adam Chamber Music Festival, recorded on February 1. It features Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor, Op 39, Beethoven’s Septet in E flat, Op 20 and Mozart’s Horn Quintet in E flat K407 with one of the festival’s special guests, horn player Darryl Poulsen as soloist.


Waitangi Day Highlights (RNZ National, from 7.00am). From analysis of our national day through relaxing music to enjoy it by and off-the-scale oddness, starting with Morning Report Waitangi Day Special (7.00am), presented by Simon Mercep. Waitangi Day with Richard Langston (9.06am) follows, and if you’re lucky, he might have thrown together a poem for the occasion. Then Matinee Idle (12.35pm) may be poetic, chaotic and possibly melodic but it will definitely include lashings of Phil O’Brien and Simon Morris. Serious face now for The 2013 Waitangi Rua Rautau Lecture (6.06pm), in which Sir Peter Gluckman will explore the role of science in our future and Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi will look at the evolution of the Maori community from 1900 to today.

Hohepa (RNZ Concert, noon). A recording of Jenny McLeod’s groundbreaking opera, which débuted at last year’s New Zealand International Arts Festival in Wellington. The NBR New Zealand Opera production, featuring Phillip Rhodes, Jenny Wollerman, Jonathan Lemalu, Nicky Spence and Deborah Wai Kapohe, tells the tragic and true story of the 19th-century Maori chief Hohepa Te Umuroa.


Rodriguez: Searching for Sugar Man (RNZ National, 11.06pm). A documentary about a documentary: Searching for Sugar Man was a smash-hit film released last year about two South Africans who tracked down their 1970s rock and roll hero, Sixto Rodriguez. Here, Rodriguez’s producers, the Cape Town fans, director Malik Bendjelloul and the musician himself talk about what happened to “Sugar Man”.

Concert music


Arnell: Lord Byron, a Symphonic Portrait Op 67, Royal Scottish National Orch/Martin Yates; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 1 in F# minor Op 1, Stephen Hough (pno), Dallas SO/Andrew Litton; L Dubois: Octet for Eight Chromatic Horns, Luc Bergé, Bart Cypers, Miek Laforce, Frank Clarysse, Jeron Billiet, Mark de Merlier, Bart Indevuyst, Bert Vanderhoeft (horns); Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D Op 43, Cleveland Orch/Yoel Levi


Telemann: Overture in D, from Tafelmusik, Freiburg Baroque Orch/Gottfried von der Goltz (dir); Hahn: String Quartet in F, Quatuor Parisii; Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C# minor, Simón Bolívar Youth Orch of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel; Ghedini: Piano Sonata in A flat, Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (pno); Goldmark: Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Joshua Bell (vln), Los Angeles Phil/Esa-Pekka Salonen


Grieg: Lyric Suite Op 54, Bergen Phil/Ole Kristian Ruud; Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat Op 34, Charles Neidich (cl), L’Archibudelli; Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A Op 92, Cleveland Orch/Christoph von Dohnányi; Bach: French Suite No 5 in G BWV816, Angela Hewitt (pno); Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor Op 102, Isaac Stern (vln), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado; Stravinsky: Petrushka, NZSO/Alexander Lazarev (RNZ)


C Stamitz: Symphony in E minor Op 15/2, L’Arte del Mondo/Werner Ehrhardt; Albert: Cello Concerto, Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Baltimore SO/David Zinman


Copland: Appalachian Spring, Orpheus CO; Schubert: Piano Trio No 1 in B flat D898, Florestan Trio; Klughardt: Symphony No 3 in D Op 37, Dessau Anhalt Phil/Golo Berg; Medtner: Forgotten Melodies Op 39, Irina Ossipova (pno); Stanford: Violin Concerto in D Op 74, Anthony Marwood (vln), BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins


Verdi: Requiem, Anja Harteros (sop), Sonia Ganassi (mezzo), Rolando Villazón (ten), René Pape (bass), St Cecilia National Academy Chorus & Orch, Rome/Antonio Pappano; Purcell arr Balsom: King Arthur Suite Z628, Alison Balsom (tpt), English Consort/Trevor Pinnock (hpschd/ dir); Granados: Romantic Scenes, Richard Mapp (pno); Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64, Alina Ibragimova (vln), Orch of the Age of Enlightenment/Vladimir Jurowski; Sibelius: Karelia Suite, NZSO/ Pietari Inkinen
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