The School of Music presents an evening of light classical music on 19 September 2017, a night not to be missed. Truida van der Walt invites sixteen of her music friends to concertize with her to ensure a smiling and toe-tapping audience. The concert will begin at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. Tickets are available at the Conservatory (018 199 1692), NWU PUK-Arts (018 299 2844), Protea Book Store (018.
One of the joys of performing music is to share the experience with other musicians. When one does this for a special occasion, the joy is intensified. On 12 September 2017 ensembles from the School of Music of the NWU welcomes spring by presenting their Spring Ensemble Concert. The concert will begin at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. The ensembles that will be performing include the Bandura Express Marimba Ensemble,.
Five experienced performers of new music will share their skills to bring to life the works of four young composers and three less young ones in the two halves of our one South African Music concert on Tuesday 29 August at 19:30 in the conservatory hall. The performers will be Mareli Stolp (piano), Magda de Vries (percussion), Morné van Heerden (clarinet), Elmarie van der Vyfer (viola) and Olivier Barrier (oboe)..
Many hands make light work, but where Italian pianists Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are concerned, their four hands also make compellingly beautiful music. This talented young Italian duo, touring South Africa in July, are offering the sparkling programme ‘Fantasy and Imagination’ of works by Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Samuel Barber. Audiences in the Western and Eastern Cape and in Gauteng can enjoy the unusual experience of a ‘four hands’.
Music students at the North-West University annually have an opportunity to compete for study bursaries and prizes worth several thousands of rands during the School of Music’s Bursary Competition. The finalists then perform during the Bursary Winners’ Concert, after which the bursaries and prizes are awarded.
The annual ensemble concert at the NWU School of Music has been a regular fixture on the concert calendar for five years. This year’s performances have been divided between two concerts — the Autumn Ensemble Concert took place in May, and the Spring Ensemble Concert will now be presented on Tuesday 20 September 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall.
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 Umculo and PUK Arts. Umculo’s Opera Incubator was launched early in 2016. Upon invitation from the vocal division of the School of Music, the director of.
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.
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 Friday night of the composer’s Vexations. As far as could be determined, it was the first performance of this very strange piano work in South Africa.
The celebrated Potch Trio, with violinist Piet Koornhof, pianist Tinus Botha, and cellist Human Coetzee, as well as guest artist Alida Bester (double bass), will perform in the annual Dean’s Concert on Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom.