Monthly Archives: October 2012

JPO now in business rescue proceedings

So the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra is officially in “financial distress” (press release below) and is in voluntary business rescue proceedings. The public learned this today, just hours after the third concert in the last symphony season for 2012 was played … Continue reading

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From the mouths of babes

From the mouths of babes is a work looking at contemporary Jewish identity in South Africa. Three young South African women explore their lives back into the past, the present and even into the future with their children. The work … Continue reading

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The Art of Banking: Celebrating through Collections

So Standard Bank is 150 years old and to celebrate this they have two exhibitions at their gallery. The first exhibition, downstairs at the gallery, is one dealing with the history and heritage of banking in South Africa. The beautiful … Continue reading

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Temmingh’s Swan Song played by Pieter Schoeman and the JPO

The second week of the final season of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra gave us a fairly interesting programme. It commenced with the Coriolan Overture, Opus 62 (1807) and finished with Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E Minor, Op 39 (1899), … Continue reading

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Art exhibition at UJ will host dinner/art sale as a fundraiser

If nineteenth century London was perceived to be a city ‘paved with gold’, twentieth century South Africa was certainly a country which offered hard working (white) immigrants unparalleled opportunities to live in utopian conditions. As a result, South Africa has … Continue reading

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Dangerous Liaisons is exceptional dance theatre

How a person is gainfully employed (or to what end he or she is studying) is often the least interesting facet of his or her life. The students of the UJ Dance Company are all studying in directions other than … Continue reading

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Winners of two tertiary education scholarships

One of the highlights on my annual calendar is the ACT/DALRO/Nedbank Perfroming Arts Scholarships Awards. Six young people compete for two scholarships with R105 000 each to an accredited musical arts tertiary qualification. The event was held on 4 October … Continue reading

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