Monthly Archives: May 2012

Local soloists were “lekker” (very nice, for our non-South African friends)

The fourth concert in the second season (Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May, 2012) was well attended. This means that the selection of music wasn’t at all challenging. Gerhard Korsten was the conductor, and the orchestra like him and play … Continue reading

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Gordon Stewart plays at St George’s Anglican Church, Parktown, Johannesburg

Fancy footwork and flying fingers were the order of the day in the concerts held on the new organ at St George’s Anglican Church, Parktown, Johannesburg on 27 and 28 May, 2012. At the top levels of musicianship there is … Continue reading

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Rachmaninov Vespers to be performed at St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg

“We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendour or beauty anywhere upon earth. We cannot describe it to you: only this we know, that God dwells there among men, and … Continue reading

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Road to Joy of Jazz, a review of the May concert

Each month from April to July, T-Musicman and Silverstar Casino collaborate with a concert under the title “Road to Joy of Jazz”. I was at the May event to hear the wonderful Paul Hanmer, a musician I first encountered at … Continue reading

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African Tapestry, a children’s theatre review

Sub-titled “An eco musical”, this vibrant and upbeat production is a delightful way of introducing and reinforcing the principles of responsible conservation and stewardship of both natural and cultural resources. The children’s theatre production is an old Joyce Levinsohn one … Continue reading

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Lunares, a review

I love Spanish Dance, so it was with real pleasure that I watched the most enjoyable programme put on by the El Rincon Flamenco Dance Company at The Fringe, Joburg Theatre. Many of the people on opening night wore spotted … Continue reading

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Another fabulous concert, review of JPO concert

  The third concert of the second season features a lovely variety of music with Alexander Ramm on cello. The concert started with the Serenade for Wind Instruments in E flat major, Op 7 – TRV 106 (1881) by Richard … Continue reading

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