Category Archives: Music

Carlo Mombelli ‘Angels and Demons’ Tour

In association with Concerts SA, South African bassist and composer Carlo Mombelli presents his Angels and Demons tour. Music extraordinaire Mombelli is joined by an impressive trio of jazz luminaries: Kyle Shepherd on piano, Keenan Chas Ahrends on guitar, and … Continue reading

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Atif Aslam to perform at Emperors’ Palace in July

Press release of interest to the Indian community, below: Prince of Bollywood brings back charm and charisma by public demand to SA this July It’s not easy to find someone with the perfect amount of passion, an unsurpassed desire to … Continue reading

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The JPO Winter Season 2018

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra has had a fabulous winter season at the Linder Auditorium. Despite the fact that the seasons are only four week long instead of the more usual six weeks, the  programmes, presumably worked on extensively by the … Continue reading

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Neo Native

I love the work of Bokani Dyer.  This is a press release received from his publicist: “Multi-award-winning composer and pianist Bokani Dyer is set to launch his fourth studio album, Neo Native, an intimate, inviting listening experience and a reimagination … Continue reading

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A moonbeam in your hand

A visit to the theatre to see The Sound of Music takes me back to 1965 and being an excited seven year old taken to see the Julie Andrews film classic of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest hit (first written for … Continue reading

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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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Beatlemania on Tour

Context is everything. I hated (and still hate) the tribute shows at Joburg Theatre.  Take that same show, however, to the casinos, in this case Emperors Palace, and one has a wonderful, winning work.  The fun, fluffy production is in … Continue reading

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