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,.
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.
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.
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.
A local couple will explore facets of love in a song recital entitled Love’s Lost and Found on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall.
This year’s South African Music Concert at the NWU Schoiol of Music is again part of a series of events that focuses on the performance of newly composed works, and it is again sponsored by Concerts SA and the SAMRO Foundation.
Jetty de Vries (organ) and Human Coetzee (cello) will present a concert on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at 19:30 in the Dutch Reformed Church Miederpark, Aarbei Avenue with co-musicians Piet Koornhof (violin) and the soprano Marguerite van Wyk.
Just as in the first half of the year, 8 concerts will be presented during July-October in the NWU School of Music’s official concert series in Potchefstroom. Once again, it is characterized by a lot of variety.
Expect many toddlers in the Conservatory on Thursday and Friday morning!