Spring Ensemble performances now in three concerts — 11, 14 & 16 September 2014

Spring Ensemble performances now in three concerts — 11, 14 & 16 September 2014

Since 2011, the NWU School of Music has presented annual concerts featuring all the student ensemble groups at the Conservatory. Due to the number and size of these ensembles, this year’s performances will be presented in three separate concerts over six days. • The first occasion is a free lunch hour concert on Thursday 11 September at 13:10-14:00 in the Amphitheatre on the Potchefstroom campus. It will feature the marimba.


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Week 35 @ the Conservatory: 24–31 August 2014

Week 35 @ the Conservatory: 24–31 August 2014

Tuesday 26 August • 10:00 — Students will perform at the Dienssentrum vir Bejaardes. • 12:10-13:00 — Student Assembly in Oppibib. • 18:30 — Musicum movie evening showing Amadeus. Wednesday 27 August • 19:30 — Joint concert by Potchefstroom & Klerksdorp wind bands. Thursday 28 August • 11:15 — Colloquium in Oppibib. Saturday 30 August • 08:30 — Auditions and placement tests for prospective first year music students. Sunday 31.


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Choirs, ensembles and solos from well-known operas and operettas — 31 August 2014

Choirs, ensembles and solos from well-known operas and operettas — 31 August 2014

One of the functions of the choir in opera and operetta is to enhance the dramatic aspects of the narrative. The combination of choir and soloist very often results in some of the most moving and exciting moments in the performance. On Sunday 31 August 2014 at 15:30 the Conservatory Choir of the NWU School of Music, directed by Santisa Viljoen and accompanied by Jana Mathee, will present a programme.


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Joint concert by Potchefstroom & Klerksdorp wind bands — 27 August 2014

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Two wind ensembles from neighbouring cities, Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp, will join forces for a concert on Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall in Potchefstroom. The Zephyros Symphonic Wind Orchestra from the North-West Musikon in Klerksdorp and the NWU Wind Ensemble will each perform a number of pieces under their respective conductors. After the interval, the two wind bands will merge to entertain the audience with music.


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Week 34 @ the Conservatory: 18–24 August 2014

Week 34 @ the Conservatory: 18–24 August 2014

Tuesday 19 August • 12:10-13:00 — Student Assembly in Oppibib. Friday 22 August • Potchefstroom Arts Festival Winners’ Concert Saturday 23 August • 08:30 — Auditions and placement tests for prospective first year music students. Sunday 24 August • 15:30 — Les cordes partout with John Reid Coulter & Jetty de Vries (two harpsichords) in the Pretorius Music Studio.


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Lots of strings in two harpsichords — 24 August 2014

Lots of strings in two harpsichords — 24 August 2014

The harpsichord is generally considered to be mainly an instrument of Baroque music and was superseded by the development of the piano in the late 18th century. Concerts featuring the harpsichord, especially as a solo instrument, are therefore few and far inbetween. It is even more of a rarity when two harpsichords are featured in the same concert. But this is exactly what will happen when two local musicians, John.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Antoinette Olivier

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Date of appointment: 1 July 2012 Qualifications completed: Honours BMus, Opera Diploma Teaching responsibilities: Voice & Voice Pedagogy Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Emma Renzi, Renee Fleming. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. J Canu — Epilogue, sung by Renee Fleming 2. Giordano — La mamma morte from Andrea Chenier, sung by Aprile Millo 3. Mahler — Ich hab den Welt abhanden gekommen, sung by J van Dam 4. Cent Mille.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Lhente-Mari Pitout (née Grimbeek) [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Choral Conducting Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1996-2001 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Honours Qualifications completed elsewhere: MMus (UP) Notable professional achievements: • Member of UNESCO Ambassador of Goodwill • World Youth Choir Board Member • Artistic Director at UP Arts • Artistic Director of South Africa Youth Music & Arts.


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Week 33 @ the Conservatory: 11–17 August 2014

Week 33 @ the Conservatory: 11–17 August 2014

Monday 11 August • Friday timetable. • Dr Tinus Botha is in Betlehem for the whole week, adjudicating their eisteddfod. Tuesday 12 August • 12:10-13:00 — Student Assembly in Oppibib. • 14:00-19:00 — Potchefstroom Arts Festival in Pretorius Music Studio. • 19:30 — Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, performed by Maarten Koningsberger (baritone) & Albie van Schalkwyk (piano) in the Conservatory Hall. Wednesday 13 August • 14:00-19:00 — Potchefstroom Arts Festival in.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Maryke Reichel [student]

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Programme & Year: MMus, 1st year Hometown: Krugersdorp Instrument(s): Piano and Singing Professional ideals: Music education: Toddlers (run my own KiddiBeat franchise); Children (piano, singing, music literacy and musicianship); Adults (piano, singing, musicianship, etc.) Big dream = lecturing. And performing whenever I get the chance, especially new music. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Bach — Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in d minor, BWV903 2. Chopin — Nocturne, Op. 48 No..


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