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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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The seventh Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

I have attended most of the concerts in each of the last five or six Johannesburg International Mozart Festivals (JIMF).  I have enjoyed them all immensely.  They started off on a very high base and improve each year.  Each year … Continue reading

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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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N is for Nuanced, as in nuanced performance (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

Ok, this is probably the most manipulated title of the whole A-Z Challenge (and I did consider the more natural “National Arts Festival” or even the movie iNumber Number which I have already seen as a posting), but Ching-Yun Hu … Continue reading

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Peter Bruns plays a fabulous recital for JMS

Peter Bruns, cello, and Annagret Kuttner, piano, joined up again to play a concert for the Johannesburg Musical Society in February 2014. They are regular artists playing for the JMS and they always play to an appreciative audience. Peter Bruns … Continue reading

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Peter Bruns plays Shostakovich with the JPO

I have heard Peter Bruns play before (in 2011) both as a recitalist for the Johannesburg Musical Society and for the JPO when he played the Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor. He thrilled me then. I heard him play … Continue reading

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Anton Nel is well received in his home city

The Bible speaks of a prophet being without honour in his home town.  Not so for pianist Anton Nel who was born in Johannesburg and is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand.  Anton Nel is now based in … Continue reading

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