Category Archives: Music

Jazz at Wits

I love seeing musicians heading into a concert hall to hear other musicians – the Wits faculty were out in droves at the recent concert by award- winning jazz pianist, Andre Petersen, one of their colleagues. The Andre Petersen Quartet … Continue reading

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Leo Sayer in concert in Johannesburg.

Leo Sayer’s music is my age.  At 69 he’s a decade older than I am.  However, it was, inter alia, his music I listened to as a young woman, first finding my feet in the complex social world outside my … Continue reading

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Tea with Sophia Welz

Venue:  News Cafe, Campus Square, Auckland Park.  The waitress was very friendly and indulged me by making my tea exactly as I had asked for it.  It is generally an uninspiring venue and Campus Square is an uninspiring shopping centre.  … Continue reading

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One More Night at Emperors Palace

Phil Collins (born in 1951) is an English musical entertainer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the drummer and lead singer in the band Genesis, although he also dominated the 80s as a solo artist. Some of his top singles … Continue reading

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Japanese stars at the Symphony

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yasuo Shinozaki played their final symphony concert for 2016 after a year of, I think, only three public concerts – one in June, one in October and this one.  Very sad record … 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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I spied with my little eyes (October 2016)

I saw a lot of movies in October, including Labyrinth of Lies, Florence Foster Jenkins, Shepherds and Butchers, Andre Rieu’s 2016 Maastrict Concert and Bolshoi Ballet’s The Bright Stream at Cinema Nouveau.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hands of … Continue reading

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