Tag Archives: Antonio Pompa-Baldi

JPO’s Second Season 2014 gets off to a great start

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s second season started on 7 May 2014 with a fabulous concert, beautifully played. Conducted by Conrad van Alphen, the pieces were all well known, being the Rossini Overture to The Thieving Magpie, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, … Continue reading

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Jerome to the power of two

The Johannesburg Musical Society year ended with the Percy Baneskik Memorial Concert 2013 by Jerome Pernoo (cello) and Jerome Ducros (piano). Jerome Pernoo is well known and much admired in South Africa ever since he won the UNISA Internation String … Continue reading

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I spied with my little eye … in August 2012

A review of the past month in the performing arts, Gauteng (August 2012). The world of classical music brought some interesting treats – the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition which was won by Avigail Bushakevitz, an organ concert on the new … Continue reading

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Antonio Pompa-Baldi plays for the Johannesburg Musical Society

Last week, when writing the review of the JPO concert at which Antonio Pompa-Baldi played, I got all caught up with the parochial matter of Women’s Day and looking at South Africa’s only female classical music orchestral conductor, Sonja Bass. … Continue reading

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Scandanavian gems at JPO

Women’s Day, a commemoration of the courage of South African in making their displeasure of the proposed pass laws known back in 1956, fell in the same week as a rare sprinkling of snow in Jozi. The JPO brought us … Continue reading

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