Erik Satie’s Vexations, 25 years later #ThrowbackThursday

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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.


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8 years ago — our joyous mural #ThrowbackThursday

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by Prof Jaco Kruger Visitors to the School of Music are welcomed by a colourful mural in the Conservatory’s courtyard. This mural was commissioned in 2008 as part of a broader programme to renovate the interior of the building.


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