Category Archives: Music

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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#Respect

A musical cabaret, #Respect, directed by veteran entertainer/choreographer Owen Lonzar, starring Black Yoghurt’s Donovan Yaards, Itu Tshabane and Sean McGrath is the festive season fare at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square until 14 December 2017. Created as … 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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Snow White – the Ballet

Snow White is the 1812 (revised in 1854) retelling of an old German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm where a young princess is so beautiful that her evil and jealous stepmother, the Queen, decides to kill her.  However, Snow White’s … Continue reading

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