Tag Archives: Linder Auditorium

Be good or stay home

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert series is well under way, but tonight was special.  The orchestra members were all in fine form under the baton of Perry So, the soloist, Alissa Margolis on violin, was superb in Mendelssohn’s Violin … Continue reading

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International orchestra visits South Africa in April

I had never heard of the Alma Chamber Orchestra.  It is a new orchestra with members drawn from some of France’s top symphonic orchestras and instrumentalists. It is dedicated to performing worldwide in order to support music by presenting innovative and … Continue reading

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Two Bryn Terfel concerts form the highlight of the next week …

… well, the artistic highlight.  A personal highlight is the 21st birthday of my younger niece, Georgia May, all grown up now and studying her passion for food at culinary college. Back to Bryn Terfel, the superstar Welsh baritone who … Continue reading

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A Viennese Evening in Johannesburg

Richard Cock is a much loved musical figure in South Africa and his concerts usually sell well. This was definitely the case with his Viennese New Year’s Concert at the Linder. A second concert was added when the first one … Continue reading

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Spring Opera Gala in aid of Jewish charity

Spring! Time to celebrate new life peeping out from the brown earth, and how better than in joyful song for a good cause, in this case, the Stonehage concert which benefits the Chevrah Kadisha? Israel Lozano, the headline act, was … Continue reading

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Fidelio Trio at the Johannesburg Musical Society

The Fidelio Trio is an English group of three young people, Mary Dullea (piano), Darragh Morgan (violin) and Robin Michael (cello). This trio arrived in Johannesburg on 31 August 2012, sans their luggage. Nationalistic loyalty made me relieved when I … Continue reading

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Avigail Bushakevitz, SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Award Winner at JPO concert

Avigail Bushakevitz has just this past week won the 2012 SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition, providing her with a hefty sum for international music studies. She is already registered as a student at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New … Continue reading

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