Category Archives: Classical Music

Mozart Festival treats for 2018

As Bruce Dennill points out in his review, the annual Viennese New Year Concerts always mark the start of the classical music programme for Johannesburg. (Well, Theatre on the Square’s Friday lunchtime concerts started on Friday as well). These light … Continue reading

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Symphony Seasons for JPO

I know that it is a cliché to say “I don’t know where the time went”, but this is the reality of this time for me.  We are already halfway through the four week symphony season of the Johannesburg Philharmonic … Continue reading

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Zuill Bailey on cello for JMS

The October recital for the Johannesburg Musical Society featured Zuill Bailey on cello, together with Bryan Wallick on piano.  It was a dark and stormy night but the auditorium was respectably full, with people really not wanting to miss the … Continue reading

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Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert

  The record-breaking André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert Exclusive at Ster-Kinekor Cinemas: 21 & 22 October 2017  Violinist’s annual Maastricht Concert holds the record as number 1 event music concert of all time.   Coincides with André’ Rieu’s 30th Year … Continue reading

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BASA Award nominees

  One of the most exciting things for the arts is the formation of a sponsoring partnership with a corporate sponsor.  The BASA Awards are based on the premise of drawing attention to these corporate sponsors, and acknowledging the role … Continue reading

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I am so jealous of all the people at the National Arts Festival this year. Today I wish I were hearing Pendo Masote in concert. Pendo Masote is a young violinist who is making waves in classical music circles. He … Continue reading

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Lamento, a patchwork pastiche, pleases

Claudio Monteverdi’s (1567-1643) musical magic enchanted audiences at The Market Theatre tonight. He was a Catholic priest best known as a composer and musician. He is the person who made the transition between Renaissance music with its polyphony and Baroque … Continue reading

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