Monthly Archives: March 2015

International orchestra visits South Africa in April

I had never heard of the Alma Chamber Orchestra.  It is a new orchestra with members drawn from some of France’s top symphonic orchestras and instrumentalists. It is dedicated to performing worldwide in order to support music by presenting innovative and … Continue reading

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Win a scholarship to study musical theatre in 2016

There are few things that excite me quite as much at the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Performing Arts Scholarships competition and awards. For the last six years DALRO and Nedbank Arts Affinity have been partnering with ACT to present scholarships … Continue reading

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Ballet movies at Cinema Nouveau and live ballet with Joburg Ballet

The Royal Ballet  in London has partnered with Cinema Nouveau for a five ballet season on film.  Starting with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be showing from Saturday28 March 2015. Swan Lake starts on 2 … Continue reading

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The ACT/UJ Arts Conference and other fairy stories

The third ACT/UJ Arts conference has come and gone.  I had a good time at the conference and spent time with people I knew and with people I didn’t know.  I was able to take valuable contacts away with me, … Continue reading

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New production of La Boheme set in South Africa

I have just received a press release which reveals that Big Wig Opera has partnered with the South African National Tuberculosis Association (SANTA) for its upcoming production of Puccini’s opera, La Bohème, at the end of May. La Bohème, made … Continue reading

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Pinnacle of Perfection at JPO concert

I started attending concerts at the Johannesburg City Hall in about 1973, initially very sporadically, when a friend of my parents got the use of her parent’s season tickets because they were unavailable to make use of them.  On other … Continue reading

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Sibalicious Thursdays with Food Network, Channel 175 on DStv – 12th March, 21h00

Tune in to Food Network, DStv Channel 175, on Thursday, 12th March at 21h00, for the first episode of Siba’s Table Fast Feasts. In “Weekday Wonderful” Siba’s is conjuring up an entire fast weekday feast with a middle eastern vibe. … Continue reading

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Opera evening at the symphony concert season

The second week of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) season has just finished.  Unusually the concert feature an opera gala evening, making use of Big Wig Opera.  Big Wig Opera is a new South African company formed by Stefan Louw … Continue reading

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