Category Archives: Music

New work premieres at JPO Spring Season

The Johannesburg Philharmonic’s Spring Season has begun with a huge two orchestra extravaganza. The KZN and JPO orchestras came together on the Linder stage. The works were the Camille Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila.  It is a noisy, cheerful, … Continue reading

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JPO Spring Season

I am once again grateful that there is another season of concerts by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a four week “Spring Season” of the World Symphony Series introduced to JPO audiences by the CEO, Bongani Tembe, last year. … Continue reading

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When Ballet Meets Jazz

Ballet lovers are constantly being told that ballet is an aging Eurocentric art form with little relevance to general South African audiences. In contrast jazz music is recognised as an art form which spans the many gaps between South Africans, … Continue reading

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Wits Trio, better than ever

  The Wits Trio has always been fabulous.  Malcolm Nay on piano and Zanta Hofmeyr on violin are a stunning pair of chamber musicians.  With the new inclusion of Susan Mouton, the principal cellist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, one … Continue reading

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The Musicals in Concert

This coming weekend is a huge one for music lovers. The South African National Youth Orchestra is performing at Agfa, Oakfields are presenting their productions of A Chorus Line at The Fringe at Joburg Theatre, the Minnesota Orchestra is visiting … Continue reading

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Dream Big – support young artists

Johannesburg’s most spectacular charity event this year is Dream Big, a cocktail party, concert and auction, to be held on Saturday 18 August at the Atlas Studios in Milpark, Johannesburg. The event is in aid of young artists, and is … Continue reading

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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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