Week 20 @ the Conservatory: 16-22 May 2016

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Expect many toddlers in the Conservatory on Thursday and Friday morning!

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Michelle Surmon [student]

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Programme & Year: BA Music & Society, 3rd year Hometown: Phalaborwa

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From Spain to Cuba with James Grace ~ guitar — 17 May 2016

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Prominent South African guitarist, James Grace, will present a solo guitar recital entitled From Spain to Cuba at the Conservatory Hall in Potchefstroom on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 19:30. He will perform works by Sardinha, Mangoré, Brouwer, Rodrigo, Sor and Albeniz.

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Concerts to pick and choose in March, April, May

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The NWU School of Music has increased the number of concerts in its official concert series for this year by a third, with 8 concerts that will be presented in Potchefstroom during March, April and May. As usual, it caters for a wide variety of interests and tastes. For the 25th year, Potchpourri! opens the concert series — on Tuesday 8 March — with jazz, cabaret, big band, musicals, PDQ.

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Prof Jaco Kruger

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Date of appointment: 1 January 1995 Qualifications completed: PhD Teaching responsibilities: Musicology Performance interests: Classical guitar and African marimba. Research interests: Music as culture. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Gerard Kubik, Andrew Tracey, Deirdre Hansen. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Quadro Nuevo 2. Beethoven 3. Habib Koite 4. Diane Krall 5. Katie Melua Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you? • Standing in a circle of Venda tshikona.

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Prospective students selected for music study in 2015

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Congratulations to the following prospective music students who have been provisionally* selected for admission to undergraduate music study at the NWU School of Music in 2015. (* Final admission is dependent on Matric results.) Brass: • S’bongumusa Karl Majola (tuba) • Tshepo Mamaila (trumpet) • Cheslin-Lee Pedro (trumpet) • Nkosana Albert Radebe (tuba) • Matimo Rikhoto (trombone) • Wandile Saula (tuba) • Nomahlabi Sindi (trombone) • Andries Tshepo Tautshwane (tuba).

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