Events

Bursary Winners’ Concert

Music and Conservatory 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. Auditions are held over two days and the finalists...

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Spring Ensemble Concert

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...

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South African Music Concert

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...

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Nöthling-Strydom Duo

South African musicians Danré Strydom and Grethe Nöthling recently started a fresh and very exciting collaboration on clarinet and piano. After recently returning from several years abroad, these two young musicians aim to provide audiences with exhilarating...

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Spina & Benignetti two pianos concert

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...

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Bursary Winners’ Concert — 18 October 2016

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...

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Spring Ensemble Concert — 20 September 2016

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tangos & jazz arrangements by Potch Trio — 23 August 2016

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,...

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