The Marriage of Figaro — 11-18 September 2016

The Marriage of Figaro — 11-18 September 2016

From 11-18 September 2016, Mozart’s popular opera, The Marriage of Figaro, will be performed on the NWU Potchefstroom Campus, in Ikageng, as well as in Klerksdorp. The production is presented by die NWU School of Music and the NWU Choir Academy®, in collaboration with...
Meeting a Stradivari descendant

Meeting a Stradivari descendant

by Anri Stenden Prof Piet Koornhof has to be one of the luckiest violinists alive. It’s not often that you get to meet a real member of the Stradivari family on a visit to Cremona, and by chance too! During his trip to Italy in June 2013, he visited his close friend,...
Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Peter Okeno  [alumnus]

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Peter Okeno [alumnus]

Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Voice, African drums, Ethnomusicology. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2004-2007. Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: University Diploma in Music BA Music & Society Honours...
Symphonic Winds & Big Band Jazz — 6 September 2016

Symphonic Winds & Big Band Jazz — 6 September 2016

On Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 19:30 two very different yet closely related musical idioms will share the stage of the Conservatory Hall: the Wind Ensemble conducted by André Oosthuizen, and the Big Band led by Justin Sasman. Audience members will be treated to the...
Recording at the Singapore Conservatory

Recording at the Singapore Conservatory

by Anri Stenden Did you know that the Singapore Conservatory, with its impressive all-glass frontage (see photo below), 80 sound-proof (and temperature controlled) practice studios, and a 600-seater concert hall, also boasts one of the largest recording studios in...
Erik Satie’s Vexations, 25 years later #ThrowbackThursday

Erik Satie’s Vexations, 25 years later #ThrowbackThursday

In 1991, the then chairperson of the student Music Society at the Conservatory, Mr Jaco van der Merwe, organised a week-long music festival celebrating the work of the eccentric French composer, Erik Satie. The festival culminated in an 18-hour-long performance on the...