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Day Six- The One Concert

The MYO and CSO performance of Mahler 2 could not have gone any better. The Wigram Air Force Museum was the perfect mix of excellent acoustic and dramatic atmosphere, with the orchestra playing toe to toe with the larger than life flying machines. 231 more words

Minczuk, CSO deliver affecting interpretation of Shostakovich

Review by John Chacona

Kreable Young | Staff Photographer
Minczuk is joined by pianist Jon Nakamatsu for Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Op. 16 in A Minor. 821 more words

The Arts

Review: Macelaru delivers fresh, new sounds from 20th century

Review by Anthony Bannon

Amanda Mainguy | Staff Photographer
Solo violinist Augustin Hadelich performs an interlude from Dutilleux’s concerto last Thursday in the Amphitheater.

Sometimes the gap between one tradition, or one era, and another seems just too vast to bridge, to make the connection between the comforts of, say, the familiar older melodies when set against the risks of our moment, in this here and now.   1,040 more words

The Arts

If development were soccer

By Rakesh Rajani, Twaweza

If there were a prize for global organisations most at risk of corruption, FIFA, the International Federation of Football (Soccer) Association, could be a contender. 1,013 more words


Review: Macelaru brings new twist to ‘New World’

Review by Anthony Bannon

Rachael Le Goubin | Staff Photographer
Cristian Macelaru conducts the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra with Johannes Moser on cello Tuesday.

This young man, his name is Cristian Macelaru, put his brand on the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Tuesday evening in the Amphitheater. 1,171 more words

The Arts

Day Five - Bus Riders of Rohan

I would make another Lord of the Rings joke, but all of the good ones Aragorn.

The early morning two hour bus to Hanmer Springs on Day 5 of the tour ride seemed as if to fly by for I found myself glued to the window in constant awe of the beautiful surroundings north of Christchurch. 542 more words

[Press Release] CSOs celebrate HR resolution of UNHRC, urges the PH government to follow through -ATM

CSOs celebrate HR resolution of UNHRC, urges the PH government to follow through

Human rights (HR) groups and other organizations are celebrating as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva voted on a resolution to initiate the process to create an international legally binding instrument that will hold transnational corporations (TNCs) accountable to corporate human rights abuses on June 26. 890 more words

Human Rights