Café Riche at sunset, with pots and pans! (Chamber Music Recital) — 15 April 2014

Café Riche at sunset, with pots and pans! (Chamber Music Recital) — 15 April 2014

The next concert in the NWU School of Music concert series is a chamber music recital on Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall featuring exuberant music by Czech, Russian and South African composers. All the performers are lecturers at the School of Music, with the exception of the double bass player, Marike Prins, who will be “imported” from Gauteng. The other musicians are George Fazakas (flute),.


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Master’s degree flute recital open to the public

Master’s degree flute recital open to the public

A Master’s degree flute student at the NWU School of Music, André Oosthuizen, will present his second exam recital on Friday 28 March 2014 at 11:00 in the Conservatory Hall. The programme consists of chamber music works for wind quintet and his collaborators are Lesley Stansell (oboe), Morné van Heerden (clarinet), Arno Steyn (bassoon) and Chris Bishop (French horn). They will perform Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet in A major, Op..


Tags: ,

Week 13 @ the Conservatory: 24-30 March 2014

Week 13 @ the Conservatory: 24-30 March 2014

It is the last week of the 1st quarter already! Much has happened since the beginning of the year and we’re looking forward to more exciting events and activities for the rest of the semester. Monday 24 March • It’s FRIDAY timetable today! (but tomorrow is not Saturday …) • Dr Tinus Botha and Dr Truida Oliver will be in Stellenbosch this week to teach and perform at the 5th.


Tags: , , , , ,

Week 12 @ the Conservatory: 17-23 March 2014

Week 12 @ the Conservatory: 17-23 March 2014

Tuesday 18 March • Student Assembly at 12:10-13:00 in Oppibib: How to write a good CV. Wednesday 19 March • Musikhane at 14:00 Friday 21 March • Human Rights Day • Ms Antoinette Oliver is performing in a Human Rights Day concert in Oudtshoorn. • Dr Santisa Viljoen is presenting a choral conducting workshop in Kimberley.


Tags: , ,

Dr Conroy Cupido’s performance in Dallas, Texas

Dr Conroy Cupido’s performance in Dallas, Texas

Dr Conroy Cupido visited the USA towards the end of February to perform in the 25th Annual Benefit Concert of the Bruce R. Foote Memorial Scholarship Foundation in Dallas, Texas. Scholarships are awarded to students in the Graduate and Artist Certificate Programmes at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and are chosen on the basis of talent, career potential, scholarship and financial need. Dr Cupido was the recipient of an.


Tags: , ,

Expert visiting lecturer in Dalcroze

Expert visiting lecturer in Dalcroze

Ms Ing-Marie Lindberg-Thörnberg from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden is currently a visiting lecturer at the NWU School of Music for the month of March as part of the Linneaus-Palme exchange programme. She is an expert in the Dalcroze approach to music education and will teach in all the undergraduate music programmes. Ms Lindberg-Thörnberg studied the Dalcroze method as a student of Ebba Burton, Dagmar Wide-Unterkircher, Heléne.


Tags: , , , , ,

Musical journey with cello and organ through Europe and Russia — 25 March 2014

Musical journey with cello and organ through Europe and Russia — 25 March 2014

The combination of cello and organ is not often heard in concert, but several composers through the ages brought together the velvety tone of the cello with the majestic sound of the organ. Two veteran staff members of the NWU School of Music, cellist Human Coetzee and organist Jetty de Vries, will present a musical journey at the end of March exploring the repertoire for this combination by composers from.


Tags: , , ,

Week 11 @ the Conservatory: 10-16 March 2014

Week 11 @ the Conservatory: 10-16 March 2014

Tuesday 11 March • Student Assembly at 12:10-13:00 in Oppibib: Instrumental Performance and Dalcroze. Wednesday 12 March • Musikhane at 14:00 Thursday 13 March • Colloquium at 11:10 in Oppibib: Eurythmics with Ing-Marie Lindberg-Thörnberg (Royal College of Music, Stockholm) Sunday 16 March 15:30 — Tinus Botha Solo Piano Recital in the Conservatory Hall.


Tags: , , , ,

Bach to Grové for Sunday afternoon piano recital — 16 March 2014

Bach to Grové for Sunday afternoon piano recital — 16 March 2014

Tinus Botha, senior lecturer in piano at the NWU School of Music, will present a solo piano recital on Sunday 16 March 2014 at 15:30 in the Conservatory Hall. His programme will follow a fairly traditional pattern of Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoire, including the well-loved Polonaise-Fantasie by Chopin. But as an enthusiastic performer of South African music, he will close the concert with Stefans Grové’s famous Nonyana, the Ceremonial.


Tags: , ,

Celebrating the Art Song — 9 March 2014

http://nwumusic.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Lieder-01-1800x1200.jpgCelebrating the Art Song — 9 March 2014

The singing section at the NWU School of Music will present an afternoon concert on Sunday 9 March 2014 at 15:30 in the Conservatory Hall in which the art song genre will be celebrated. Vocal students will perform songs in English, Afrikaans and German by Ivor Novello, Gideon Fagan and S. le Roux Marais, as well as Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss. In addition, Ms Dirkie Nell will recite the.


Tags: , , ,