During their visit to Potchefstroom in 2012, the German brass quintet, Harmonic Brass Munich, astounded the audience with their virtuosity and musicality. In arrangements of popular works from the classical repertoire, they played their (sometimes bulky) instruments with amazing agility and versatility. Fortunately, they will return to Potchefstroom on Sunday 18 May 2014 for a concert at 15:30 in the Conservatory Hall and music lovers should hurry up and get their tickets soon as it is expected that the performance will sell out very quickly.
Their programme contains several popular works such as the Ravel Bolero and Karl Jenkins’ famous Palladio (from the De Beers advertisement). Operatic favourites will also be included, such as Nessun Dorma and a suite from Carmen. They will also perform a suite from the Leonard Bernstein musical, West Side Story, and the sensuous Libertango by Astor Piazzolla.
While the ticket prices for their other performances in South Africa are as high as R110-R170 each, at the Conservatory it will only be R60 for adults and R40 for learners, students and pensioners. And for block bookings of 10 or more tickets, it’s even as low as R30 each! Tickets are available at the Conservatory in Thabo Mbeki Drive (tel. 018-299-1692), PUK-Arts in the Heimat Building (F9) on the university campus (tel. 018-299-2844), Protea Book Shop on the Bult (tel. 018-297-1583), or online at www.artema.co.za and Facebook. Chances are slim that there will still be tickets available at the box office before the concert, so hurry up and get yours now!
• GF Handel — Overture from Royal Fireworks Music
• JS Bach — Fugue in g minor
• L Delibes — Flower Duet from Lakmé
• M Ravel — Bolero
• G Puccini — Nessun Dorma from Turandot
• G Bizet — Carmen
• K Jenkins — Palladio
• L Bernstein — West Side Story
• B Pusch — Tarantella
• A Piazzolla — Libertango
• Z de Abreu — Tico Tico