OppiKoppi and Rocking the Daisies

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OppiKoppi and Rocking the Daisies

OppiKoppi and Rocking the Daisies have decided to collaborate for the 2017 events.

This year OppiKoppi and Rocking the Daisies will take place over the same weekend. Traditionally this would cause some serious issues.You would need to decide which of the events you wanted to go to more.

You would decide this based on factors such as convenience and proximity, but your primary deciding factor would be headline artists.

But, what is you can’t decide which events line-up you prefer? That makes life a little more tricky. You would need to pick who your favourite act is and stick with your choice.

But, not this year!

For the first time ever, both festivals will share the same headline acts. That means that regardless of which event you choose to attend, you will get to see the same acts perform. So, now the only things you need to consider will be, where would you rather be camping?

OppiKoppi and Rocking the Daisies

The festivals will take place over the first weekend of October 2017. The headline acts for the weekend have still not been announced. If you and your band think you have what it takes, why not send through an application to play?  If you would like to apply, send an email to blaise@rockingthedaisies.com.

OppiKoppi is an annual event which takes place near Northam, a town in Limpopo. Ticket prices are R775 per ticket. If you would like to buy a ticket now, [click here] to go to the Computicket website.

The Rocking the Daisies event takes place at the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling. The West Coast is known for its flowing wildflowers over the Spring season. It is an immaculate sight to behold. Mix in some great live music and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect weekend away. Tickets are priced at between R850 and R1050 per ticket and can be bought [here].

World Changing Four Chord Songs

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Have you ever wondered whether you have what it takes to write a song that could change the world?

If you would like to download the PDF Chord charts for the Influential Four Chord Songs there will be a link below each song. Alternatively, send the Gryphon Music Academy  a mail and they’ll send you the song pack via email.

Do you feel as though before you can change the world, you need to develop your musical chops? What if I told you that you only need four chords? To prove my point, I’ve put together a list of the most influential four chord songs.

An Exercise in Splendid Simplicity

Yes, you read that properly! You only need four chords! But, there’s a catch...

You need to have something worth saying. But, if your message is solid, your song can become an anthem! From writers like Bob Dylan to the Beatles, there are simple four chord songs everywhere!

There are musicians out there who disagree with this sentiment. They would argue that complex music can convey more complex emotions. And in this regard they are right. But, it’s a mistake to dismiss simple music.

When writing, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that complex music is better. Learn to master simple harmonic progression, learn how chords interact, and then you can start to write more complex ideas.

influential Four Chord Songs

What if you’re not interested in writing songs?

As a beginner guitarist, learning these simple four chord songs will help you improve your playing. As an experienced player, learning these songs will improve your repertoire and perhaps unlock new harmonic ideas.

So, what makes a song influential?

For this list, I’m looking as songs that propelled a band to the next level, had a political impact or impact on society, started a genre or has been covered a lot since its publication. Some of these songs changed the world, others just made the world a slightly better place.

Most influential Four Chord Songs

1) The Beatles – I Wanna Hold Your Hand

By the time that The Beatles released ”I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, they were already an immensely popular band. On the day that I Wanna Hold Your Hand was released, the Beatles already had “She Loves You” at the number one spot on the British Bill Board.

Two weeks after I Wanna Hold You Hand was released, it finally overtook “She Loves You” for the number one spot. It then went on to spend another 21 weeks in the British top 50.

What really sets this song apart though, is the fact that is was the first Beatles song to make it onto the American charts. By February 1st the song held the number one slot in the American charts and paved the way for the British music invasion into the States.

In 2013 Billboard named the song the 44th biggest hit of “all-time”.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

2) Edwin Starr – War


It can come as no surprise that War made it onto the list of Influential Four Chord Songs. War was the first Motown song to make a political statement. The song was originally recorded with the Temptations, but was later recorded was a single by Edwin Starr.

The lyrics, “War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!” still resonate in the hearts and minds of people across generations. This protest song made anti-war anthem history.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

3) Nirvana –  Smells Like Teen Spirit


In early 1992, Smells Like Teen Spirit shot to the top of the mainstream music charts. Moreover, this moment is often regarded as the moment rock entered the mainstream.

Grunge was still in its early days, but after Smells Like Teen Spirit hit the charts it grew in popularity. It became so big that Grunge became the sound of the 90’s. Even kids cartoon intro’s were becoming more rock orientated.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

4) Elvis –  Jailhouse Rock 


Elvis was the King! He has influenced Rock music in a way that very few people could ever achieve. He was good looking, had a great voice and a Bad Boy image. The number of Elvis impersonators in the world is the only clue you need that the King was loved and still is today. A few of his songs could make the Influential Four Chord Songs list, but Jailhouse Rock is definitely the top.

Jailhouse Rock is one of the Kings greatest achievements. It is one of the top selling Elvis songs of all time and was voted by Rolling Stone to be one of the most influential rock songs of all time.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

5) Green Day – American Idiot


American Idiot is a great example of most influential four chord songs. When this song first came out, all my mates started playing it. It was simple and fun to play. When I started teaching in 2007, people were still asking to learn it.

And in 2017, students still ask to learn this song. It is all about calling the media out for the way they covered Iraq War. The world over, teens came to music because of this song.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

6) Bob Marley – Redemption Song


Redemption Song is considered by many to be Marley’s greatest work. Some key lyrics were derived from a speech given by the Pan-Africanist orator Marcus Garvey, entitled “The Work That Has Been Done”.

The song reached the 66th slot in the Rolling Stone The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

7) Curtis Mayfield – People Get Ready

People Get Ready has been named the 24th greatest song by the Rolling Stone The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In addition, it made the list of 100 Greatest Guitar tracks and was entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, as one of the 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll.

Furthermore, it was named as one of the Top 10 Best Songs of all time by Mojo Music Magazine, and was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame,

In 2016, People Get Ready was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its “cultural, historic, or artistic significance”.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

8) Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit


Strange Fruit was a song in protest about racism in America. Moreover, the song has gone on to inspire novels, poems and other creative works.

Not only that, the song is still being covered today. It has been covered in the past by Nina Simone, UB40 and Annie Lennox.

The original song was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame and has also been included in the list of Songs of the Century. This is determined by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

9) Bob Dylan – Knocking on Heaven’s Door


Knocking on Heaven’s Door can best be described as an exercise in splendid simplicity. A simple strumming pattern with just four open chords. And, in addition, this song is beautiful to listen to and easy to play.

This is by far one of Bob Dylan’s most covered songs. Just about everyone and their mum ends up learning to play this song at some. To put it another way, each generation remembers a different version of this song. Whether it be the Dylan version or the Guns n Roses version, or one of many others.  This is the perfect example of a simple song that can influence the world.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

10) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert – Same Love


During every struggle, there is music. Whether they be songs of protest or anthems of the people, music has always been the collective voice of people.

The LGBT community has been in the spotlight a lot in the past decade, with more and more Countries recognizing their rights. This has been a contentious issue for many people.

Same Love will always be the song that joined together a community before same sex marriage was legalized in Washington.

Want to download the PDF version of the chord chart? Click [here]

In Conclusion

This is my list of Most influential Four Chord Songs of all time. Yes, there are other influential four chord songs in the world. There are some that didn’t make it on the list. That isn’t to say that they were bad songs, but, rather they did not fully fit the theme.

These songs are simple to learn. Furthermore,  with just a little practice you can master them in no time. Some people master new songs easily. However, there are many who don’t. Are you someone who struggles to learn new songs or chords? Here are some tips:

  • Listen to the song. Listen to it until you know how it sounds in you head. Only then will you be able to figure it out
  • Strum once every time there is a chord change. This will train your ear and help you find the rhythm. If you struggle with this, just keep at it. It gets easier in time.
  • Learn the lyrics, and strum once when you get to a chord change. From there, make up a strumming pattern that fits in the timing. Most of the time you don’t need to get the exact strumming pattern. A simple analog will be enough.
  • If you really still struggle, perhaps book a few lessons. A teacher can help you to learn how to figure out rhythms in chord songs. And, once you know how to do it, it’ll always be easier from there.

If you feel as though I’ve committed a huge crime against music, and left one of your favourite songs off this list, then please tell me about it in the comments below.

Quay Four Battle of the Bands 2017

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Quay Four Battle of the Bands

It’s once again time for the annual Quay 4 Battle of the Bands, powered by Paul Bothner Music!  There are some awesome prizes this year, so be sure to enter your band.

BANDS ENTER NOW!
1. Download the entry form by clicking HERE!

2. Send your completed entry form, a band photo and song/mp3 to battleofthebands@quay4.co.za.

3. Wait for their call!

More About the Quay Four Battle of the Bands

Every Tuesday night from 2 May 2017, bands will descend upon Quay Four at the Waterfront. Each band will battle it out to see who is crowned the 2017 champions!

This is definitely one of the “must attend” events for any cover band or restaurant band. The prize pool is one of the biggest in the country, so it’s no wonder that so many bands enter. Furthermore, the V&A Waterfront is a hub of tourist activity. So by playing at Quay Four you will have the potential to reach an international audience. This is a rare opportunity for most local bands.

And because of the level of interest, you can be assured of the quality of each band. So in addition to getting a great night out in the Mother City, you can enjoy some stellar music.

The battle is open to the public, with different bands battling every week. Each week will have a winning band, with the finals taking place on the 29th of August. So if you are looking for some great music at a great Waterfront restaurant, then be sure to book your table. Booking early would be in your best interest, as tables for the battle get booked up fairly fast.

Prizes Include:

R20 000 Cash
Playing Contract at Quay Four
Vouchers
Musical Gear

For more info check out the Quay 4 website

Sponsors:

Paul Bothner Music
Shure Microphones
JBL PA Systems
Castle Larger

Franschhoek Cellar Experience

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Known and respected for its world-class hospitality, The Franschhoek Cellar will now also offer patrons premium live entertainment!

The Franschhoek Cellar boasts an array of state of the art facilities. With the modern and spacious events venue able to accommodate up to 300 guests. This is the single biggest venue of its kind in the area! Because of this, music and food lovers can look forward to the same superior service and quality across the stellar line-up of leading artists. These artists have been booked to entertain locals and visitors alike!

Acts like Watershed, Dan Patlansky and PJ Powers having all enjoyed sold-out success here. And now, the Franschhoek Cellar looks set to add a further feather in its cap. This will be a crucial stop for artists with South African and International appeal, and a desire to be a part of Franschhoek’s favourite family entertainment experience.

Furthermore, Paul Bothner Music will be installing our top of the range sound equipment at each event.

Upcoming Events

23 April: Monark

Monark delivers something completely fresh and unique and is setting trends sonically while stirring up tastes in the South African music landscape.

Having dominated the South African airwaves with their first 2 singles, Smiling (5FM Top 3) and Build It Up (5FM Top 5, and #1 on Jacaranda FM, Highveld/KFM, Algoa FM, OFM), they also released their 3rd single, Something in the build up to the launch of their debut album NEGATIVES.

Be sure to follow the event on Facebook

Previous Shows

26 March: Parlotones Live

The Parlotones are a South African indie rock band from Johannesburg. Formed in 1998, the group consists of Kahn Morbee, Paul Hodgson, Glenn Hodgson and Neil Pauw. The Parlotones’ early sound was rooted brit rock but eventually grew to incorporate a wider spectrum of musical genres. The lyrics focus on personal themes, of love and everyday life, paired with catchy melodies that engage their audience.
Direct Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1468103783

18 December: PRIME CIRCLE / STRIPPED SHOW

While touring extensively, Prime Circle has been continuously raising the bar in efforts to go beyond their already legendary, world-famous live performances and their three-piece “STRIPPED” tour is no exception.
Fans of “Hello”, “Breathing” and more recently “Ghosts” will get to experience Ross, Dale and Neil unpacking their plethora of hits, all stripped bare and delivered raw, exposing the root of the songs and their stories.
Guaranteed to delight, don’t wait to book for what promises to be a highlight on The Franschhoek Cellar calendar.
Direct Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465808991

20 December: WATERSHED Unplugged

Since their breakthrough single in 2000 with “Indigo Girl”,  Watershed have become one of the most decorated bands ever. Their distinctive melodic guitar sounds blend with the sultry tones of lead singer Craig Hind. This creates a soothing and classic rock sound that is easily recognisable and unique.
Direct booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465958072

27 DECEMBER: Ard Matthews Unplugged

Over the course of the last 15 years,  Ard Matthews has been honing his craft.  Ard is the frontman of South African band Just Jinjer. Undoubtedly, his indelible lyrics and melodic arrangements afforded them the incredible success of their debut album, All Comes Round. Because of this, they have become one of the biggest-selling bands in the country.

Ard released his debut solo album in the winter of 2012, to critical acclaim, and also recently teamed up with South African folk icon Vusi Mahlasela for Ard’s track “Umuntu”. Ard is now playing regularly, in his solo capacity, as well as still fronting the original Just Jinjer, with many well-known and talented musicians sharing the stage.
Come and enjoy this South African singer/songwriter powerhouse for an afternoon of fantastic music.
Direct booking link:https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465957535

15 January: ARNO CARSTENS

Arno Carstens is a platinum-selling, award-winning singer-songwriter based in Cape Town, South Africa.

During his career as the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls,[1] and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno has released 10 studio albums, 5 as the lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as half of the Electronica project, Belltower and 5 as a solo artist. He has won 5 South African Music Awards.

Arno has headlined every major South African music festival and has performed at the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling. He has also performed with The Rolling Stones, U2, and The Police on European tours. Arno features as lead vocalist and co-writer on three tracks on the Mike + The Mechanics 2011 album The Road.

Book tickets here: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1466314040

SACM Concert Series 2017

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SACM Concert Series 2017

It’s time for UCT to start hosting the SACM Concert Series 2017. 

Members of the public are welcome to attend the weekly lunchtime concerts every Wednesday and Thursday at 13H00 during the academic term. Admission is free, and the concerts fit neatly into 40 minutes.

FRIDAY 21 APRIL AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

UCT BIG BAND

A UCT Big Band centenary tribute to jazz icon John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, featuring visiting scholar Dr Gordon Vernick (Georgia State University) on trumpet.

Many well-known works of Dizzy Gillespie will be performed, including priemeres of A Night in Tunisia, Oop Bop Sh’Bam, Things to Come and If You Can See Me Now from Jazz@Lincoln Center, New York.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 25 APRIL AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

FUNDRAISING CONCERT
UCT SYMPHONY CONCERT

Conductor: Richard Cock
Soloist: Yohan Chun
(Winner of the 2016 Laura Searle Prize
for Piano Concerto Playing.)

Gimenez – La Boda de Luis Alonso
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G Major
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Prices: R95 / UCT Staff: R85
Senior citizens and students: R70 / Learners: R50
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

The UCT School of Dance presents
a concert directed by Maxwell Xolani Rani.

Prices: R50 and R25 for students and seniors.
For more information, contact Angie Pearson (021) 650 2399.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL AT 19H30
CHISHOLM RECITAL ROOM

CHAMBER MUSIC
Arranged by Becky Steltzner

Admission is free. Donations at the door in aid of the
SACM Chamber Music Scholarship Fund will be most welcome.

TUESDAY 9 MAY AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

PATRICK TIKOLO (BARITONE)
FRANKLIN LAREY (PIANO)

The programme includes works by
Fauré, Rachmininoff and Debussy

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

THURSDAY 11 MAY AT 19H45
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

CAPE TOWN STEELBAND FESTIVAL

The Cape Town Steelband Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and the Steelband Project.

Steelbands from local schools and communities will perform in the Baxter Concert Hall. The Steelband Project (Western Cape) was set up in 1997 by Liz Brouckaert and
David Wickham. The core focus of the project is to provide quality music education to young people, with a particular focus on youth in under-resourced communities and “youth-at-risk”. The project is active in many suburban, township and rural areas. There are currently 16 steelbands being taught by the Steelband Project on a weekly basis, with an average size of 15 members.

For more information contact David at david@steelband.co.za, tel 082 898 9663
Ann Barr at ctbigbandjazzfest@gmail.com tel 082 451 3696

Prices: R100
Seniors, Scholars and Students: R50
Baxter booking office, 021 685 7880.
Book at Computicket or at the door.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

FRIDAY 12 MAY AT 19H45
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

CAPE TOWN MARIMBA FESTIVAL

The Cape Town Marimba Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Woodworx Marimbas.

Woodworx Marimbas is a provider of African marimba tuition, as well as professional marimba band performances. The company provides marimba teachers to schools, performs throughout Cape Town and manufactures and repairs African marimbas.

For more information contact:
Grant Adams at grant@woodworxmarimbas.co.za,
tel: 071 712 5550
or Ann Barr at ctbigbandjazzfest@gmail.com,
tel: 082 451 3696

Prices: R100
Seniors, Scholars and Students: R50
Baxter booking office, 021 685 7880.
Book at Computicket or at the door.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 16 MAY AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

UCT STRING ENSEMBLE
Conductor: Alexander Fokkens

Programme includes
Elgar – Serenade for Strings
Grove – Elegy

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY AT 13H00
CHISHOLM RECITAL ROOM

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN BRASS QUINTET
Quintet in residence at Western Carolina University, USA

Since its founding in 1993, the Smokey Mountain Brass Quintet has performed throughout the United States in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and internationally with tours of Russia, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Jamaica, Prague, Hungary, and Romania.

The Quintet performs a wide variety of music ranging from Classical to Jazz, and Patriotic to Pop.
Admission free

SATURDAY 20 MAY AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

SIMBI

Simbi evokes our connection with the world of nature in a concert drawing on San, Xhosa, Makonde and BaAka vocal-instrumental music and the imagery of San and Mapiko-inspired dances. The UCT Ibuyambo Orchestra’s contingent of musicians and dancers will perform against the backdrop of a sound/light spectacle devised in collaboration by the SACM’s Technology and African Music sections.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 23 MAY AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

UCT SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE
Conducted by Alexander Fokkens

The programme includes
Hidas – Coriolanus, A Ballet-Suite for Wind Orchestra,
Folk Song Suite No. 1 and Circus Suite
Bernstein – Overture to “Candide”

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 30 MAY AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

DUO FOURIVTWO

MAGDALENA DE VRIES (MARIMBA)
FRANK MALLOWS (VIBRAPHONE)

Newly-commissioned South African works for
Vibraphone and Marimba duo and solo works by graduates of the SACM and featuring the premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Hendrik Hofmeyr. Other composers featured will be Paul Hanmer, David Cousins and David Kosviner.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY
THURSDAY 1 JUNE
FRIDAY 2 JUNE
SATURDAY 3 JUNE ALL AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

CAPE TOWN BIG BAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Arranged by Ann Barr

Celebrating 19 years of big band jazz, the Cape Town Big Band Jazz festival will be showcasing 23 school, college and community big bands over the four-day Festival. This year Morejazz Big Band from Mozambique will be joining the line-up.

For full band line-up check out our website: www.ctbigbandjazzfest.co.za

For more information contact:
Ann Barr at ctbigbandjazzfest@gmail.com or
tel: 082 451 3696

Prices: R100
Seniors, Scholars and Students: R50
Baxter booking office, 021 685 7880.
Book at Computicket or at the door.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 6 JUNE AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

WESTERN CLASSICAL STUDENT SHOWCASE

The first of the showcases is arranged by Franklin Larey and features a selection of the performance students of the SACM.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 13 JUNE AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

FUNDRAISING CONCERT
UCT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CONCERTO FESTIVAL

Conductor: Daniel Boico

Some of the top performers from the SACM appear as soloists with the orchestra. This concert will include a short work by the winner of the SACM Composition Competition 2016, Johannes Visser.

Prices: R95 / UCT Staff: R85
Senior citizens and students: R70 / Learners: R50
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE UCT CHOIR
Conductor: Kurt Haupt

Programme and prices to be announced.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

THURSDAY 15 JUNE AT 13H00
CHISHOLM RECITAL ROOM

THE CONE OF COMPOSITION

The seventh year of this popular student-run competition.

Admission free.

TUESDAY 20 JUNE AT 18H00
STRUBENHOLM FOYER

FIRST WORKSHOP CONCERT OF
THE SACM COLLEGIUM MUSICUM

With the kind support of the Claude Leo Foundation, the SACM again boasts an early music ensemble of instrumentalists and singers in 2017. The course offers students a first encounter with the historically informed way of performance – taking into account performance practice of the Baroque period. In addition, most of the recital will be played on period instruments. You are invited to get a glimpse of the students’ journey of exploration in this first Workshop Concert of the Colledium Musicum.

Admission is by donation at the door.

TUESDAY 20 JUNE AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

MUSIC SACRED AND PROFANE

DOMINIC DAULA (PIANO)
NICHOLAS HARALAMBOUS (PIANO)

Programme includes
Messiaen – Visions de l’Amen
Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

THURSDAY 22 JUNE AT 14H00 (SCHOOLS’ PERFORMANCE)
FRIDAY 23 JUNE AT 19H00
SATURDAY 24 JUNE AT 18HOO
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

OPERA KALEIDOSCOPE

SERVANTS OF LOVE

Director: Xolane Marman
Chorus Master: Kurt Haupt

The Opera Kaleidoscope allows you to catch the rising stars of tomorrow up close in intimate presentations with piano accompaniment by Lisa Engelbrecht. This production features the complete La serva padrona by Pergolesi and excerpts from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 27 JUNE AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

CHAMBER MUSIC

Arranged by Becky Steltzner

Admission is free. Donations at the door in aid of the
SACM Chamber Music Scholarship Fund will be most welcome.

TUESDAY 11 JULY AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

The Songmaker’s Guild presents

LEVY SEKGAPANE (TENOR)
Winner of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in 2015

ALBIE VAN SCHALKWYK (PIANO)

Programme includes
Beethoven – An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98
Arias by Donizetti, Lalo and Boieldieu
Songs by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Britten, Fauré and Donaudy

This concert was performed in Wexford, Ireland, as part of the prize for winning the “Belvedere” competition.

Prices: R120
Senior citizens: R100, Students R50
Book at Computicket or at the door.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 15 AUGUST AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

SONGS OF LOVE AND SORROW

A programme of recent vocal works by Hendrik Hofmeyr, performed by George Stevens, Arline Jeftha and José Dias.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

The UCT School of Dance presents

DANCING IN THE DARK

Directed by Jacki Job and Gerard Samuel

This mixed bill explores notions of Black Dance and is purposefully tongue-in-cheek. From Katherine Dunham to reggae, hip hop to mpantsula, the notion of ‘noble savage’ is critigued, and repositioned. The audience is invited to a free, pre-performance talk with the directors which will be held in the theatre foyer from 19H00.

Prices: R50 and R25 for students and seniors.
For more information, contact Angie Pearson (021) 650 2399.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 22 AUGUST AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE SAMRO
UCT BIG BAND

Directed by Mike Rossi

The UCT Big Band plays a variety of big band Jazz styles, featuring compositions and arrangements by SAMRO members.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE CAPE TOWN YOUTH CHOIR
Directed by Leon Starker

CELEBRATING THE CHORAL WORKS
OF HENDRIK HOFMEYR

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 29 AUGUST AT 19H30
CHISHOLM RECITAL ROOM

CHAMBER MUSIC

Arranged by Becky Steltzner

Admission is free. Donations at the door in aid of the
SACM Chamber Music Scholarship Fund will be most welcome.

TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER AT 19H30
VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED

WESTERN CLASSICAL STUDENT SHOWCASE

The second of the showcases is arranged by François du Toit and features a selection of the performance students of the SACM.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 5 – SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

The UCT Opera School presents

LA CENERENTOLA
ossia La bontà in trionfo
(Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant)

BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI

UCT Symphony Orchestra

Prices: R95 / UCT Staff: R85
Senior citizens and students: R70 / Learners: R50
Book at Computicket or at the door.
11 – 15 SEPTEMBER
VENUES AROUND CAPE TOWN

OUT OF THE SHADOWS:
REDISCOVERING JEWISH MUSIC AND THEATRE

Watch out for concerts involved in this international festival initiated by the University of Leeds in England.

The festival offers some fascinating and extremely powerful and moving works, including an evening performance of Prince Bettliegend and a lunchtime concert of jazz-inspired works by Jewish composers Wilhelm Grosz and Wather Wurzburger.

For more information, contact the general co-ordinator in South Africa, Peter Martens, martensp@sun.ac.za or tel: 021 808 2499.
http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/cape-town-2017/

(These concerts are not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER AT 19H30
CHISHOLM RECITAL ROOM

Amanda Tiffin and Andrew Lilley present

SACM JAZZ PIANO AND
JAZZ VOCAL STUDIOS

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE SCHOCK FOUNDATION PRIZE
FOR CHAMBER MUSIC
(FINAL ROUND)

The tenth edition of this annual competition for ensemble playing, sponsored by the Schock Foundation. This final round will feature ensembles selected from the chamber music concerts throughout the year.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

The UCT School of Dance presents
a concert directed by Lindy Raizenberg.

Prices: R50 and R25 for students and seniors.
For more information, contact Angie Pearson (021) 650 2399.
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

PIANO EXCHANGE CONCERT

Following the last 15 years’ successes, the piano sections of UCT and Stellenbosch will present an evening of music for piano duet and for two pianos.
Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER AT 19H00
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

FRANÇOIS DU TOIT AND FRANKLIN LAREY (PIANO)

Critically acclaimed piano duo, François du Toit and Franklin Larey, present a programme of French music for piano duet by Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Poulenc. Du Toit and Larey have performed throughout South Africa and with several orchestras. They have appeared at the National Festival
of the Arts and in the Mostly Mozart Festival in Cape Town.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER AT 20H00
CAPE TOWN CITY HALL

The Symphony Choir of Cape Town and The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town
present

ELIJAH
MENDELSSOHN
Conductor: Alexander Fokkens

This concert will include a short work by the winner of
the SACM Composition Competition.

Prices: To be announced
(This concert is not part of the Friends of the College programme.)

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

UCT SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE

Conductor: Alexander Fokkens

Programme to be announced.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

UNDER THE SKIES

What tales did our ancestors tell as they looked up at the Southern skies? Old-world lore is still alive in the home-spun tales of the rural south. Bow songs of these southern cultures will form the basis for a modern retelling of these stories in a contemporary sound-setting. For this concert the UCT Ibuyambo Orchestra will be re-imagining its instrumental palette in arrangements that will combine its pan-African instrumental and vocal forces in new ways.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER AT 19H30
STRUBENHOLM FOYER

SECOND WORKSHOP CONCERT OF THE SACM COLLEGIUM MUSICUM

With the kind support of the Claude Leo Foundation, the SACM again boasts an early music ensemble of instrumentalists and singers in 2017. The course offers students a first encounter with the historically informed way of performance – taking into account performance practice of the Baroque period. In addition, most of the recital will be played on period instruments. You are invited to get a glimpse of the students’ journey of exploration in this second Workshop Concert of the Colledium Musicum.

Admission is by donation at the door.

TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

WESTERN CLASSICAL STUDENT SHOWCASE

The last of the showcases is arranged by Hendrik Hofmeyr and features a selection of the performance and composition students of the SACM.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

THURSDAY 2 – SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER AT 19H30
CHISHOLM RECITAL ROOM AND
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

SACM JAZZ FESTIVAL

The annual SACM Jazz Festival features the UCT Big Band and other groups from the Jazz Programme, as well as staff members Andrew Lilley, Mike Rossi, Amanda Tiffin and Jason Reolon.

Prices per evening: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE SCHOCK FOUNDATION
PRIZE FOR SINGING
(FINAL ROUND)

This is the sixteenth annual voice competition sponsored by the Schock Foundation, in two categories, Best Male Voice and Best Female Voice. The competition is open to full-time students of the SACM who are presently in their second or third year.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE LAURA SEARLE PRIZE
FOR PIANO CONCERTO PLAYING
(FINAL ROUND)

This is the fourteenth edition of the Laura Searle Prize for Piano Concerto Playing, which is open to all piano students at the South African College of Music. Part of the prize is to perform with the UCT Symphony Orchestra in 2018.

Prices: R70 / UCT Staff: R65
Senior citizens and students: R55 / Learners: R45
UCT Students with a valid student card: free at the door
Book at Computicket or at the door.

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER FROM 18H00
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE ROBERT ANDREWS PRIZE
(FINAL ROUND)
Candidates must present a single work, or movement(s) from a work composed in the last hundred years by a composer from the Southern Hemisphere.

THE JAMES DE VILLIERS PRIZE
(FINAL ROUND)
A prize for the best performance of a Romantic work

20H00: THE LIONEL BOWMAN PRIZE FOR BEETHOVEN PLAYING
(FINAL ROUND)
This competition is open to all piano students at the SACM and the prize-winner’s recital will take place in 2018.

Admission free

TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER AT 19H30
BAXTER CONCERT HALL

CHAMBER MUSIC
Arranged by Becky Steltzner

Admission is free. Donations at the door in aid of the
SACM Chamber Music Scholarship Fund will be most welcome.
THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER, TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER
AND THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER AT 19H30
SAT 25 NOVEMBER AND 9 DECEMBER AT 18H00
SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER AT 15H00
ARTSCAPE THEATRE

UCT Opera School, in collaboration with Cape Town Opera, presents

MOZART
THE MAGIC FLUTE

Director: Matthew Wild
Choreographer: Joshua Beaminsh
Set and Costume Designer: Michael Mitchell
Video Designer: Kirsti Cummings
Lighting Designer: Patrick Curtis

With an enchanting blend of visual wizardry and whimsical comedy, Matthew Wild’s dream-like staging in Michael Mitchell’s poetic designs gives new expression to Mozart’s fable about the power of music. Protected by the magic of their enchanted flute, Tamino and Pamina discover that only music can lead them “through death’s dark night”.

A young cast of outstanding singers from Cape Town Opera and the University of Cape Town’s Opera School usher in summer with Mozart’s most joyful and uplifting masterpiece.

Prices: R275, R200, R100.
Book at Computicket or at the door.

Parklife Music Festival 2017

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Parklife Music Festival 2017

If you’re off the Monday after Easter and looking for a great way to spend the day, then the 2017 Parklife Music Festival is exactly what you need.

Returning for its 3rd annual installment, this year’s line-up is better than ever before. What sets this year apart? First of all, this year there will be two stages with music playing all day long. In addition, there will be some international artists playing this year.

Playing on the Day

The festival will be headlined by the Australian band The Temper Trap. They will be joined by American Songwriter and guitar virtuoso Kaki King.

Also on the day will be a host of South African musos ranging from Jeremy Loops and Matthew Mole to Guy Buttery and Francois Van Coke and many more. For the full line-up, be sure to follow the event on Facebook.

What to Bring

Festival-goers are encouraged to bring along your camping chairs and picnic blankets. Remember that the African sun can be harsh, so it is always a good idea to bring a hat and some sunblock.

If you would like to bring an umbrella along, there is a dedicated space for umbrellas.

You should also bring along some cash. There will be a large variety if gourmet street vendors at the event. There will be options for all tastes, so come hungry and spoil yourself!

Bring the Family

This is a family friendly event, so bring your kids and grandparents along for the day. Early bird tickets are currently on sale for R295 for adults and R125 for kids.

The Parklife Music and Gourmet Street Food Festival is the perfect day out for the entire family and a relaxed way to end your Easter Weekend.

Buy Tickets

If you would like to buy tickets, [click here].

Venue and Times

From 10:00 till 21:00 at the Green Point cricket grounds, 8001 Cape Town, Western Cape

Carol GODK-7 Drum Microphone Kit

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Capture Your Drums With The GODK-7 Microphones

Instead of struggling to find the perfect microphone for each of your drums, you should consider buying a drum microphone kit. The GODK-7 has everything you could need in a convenient, matched set of mics.

Built to withstand years of stage abuse and studio use, the Carol GODK-7  drum microphones are perfect for up and coming musicians. They’re the perfect addition to any home studio or a live setup.

Over the last 40 years, Carol Electronics has been dedicated to producing some of the most reliable and best quality microphones in the industry. The GODK-7 drum kit series collection is a testament to this.

The Full Kit

In the durable hard-shelled plastic case you will find 7 microphones. Made up of 4x GO-23 dynamic microphones, 1x GO-25 kick microphone and 2x Go-25 condenser microphones. You can rest easy knowing that you’ll be able to capture all your drum sounds with this combination of microphones.

GO-23

Firstly, for the toms and snare drum, you can make use of the 4x Supercardioid GO-23 dynamic microphones. Capture those warm, crisp and punchy sounds. These Specifically engineered mics are perfect for close miking of snare and tom drums.

GO-24

Secondly, capture those meaty bass drum kicks using the bi-directional GO-24 dynamic microphone for kick drums. Specifically designed to capture low frequencies. Accurately reproduce your impressively solid bassy sounds.

GO-25

Lastly, the two GO-25 condenser microphones will take care of your cymbals. Using these microphones as an overhead will ensure you capture the clear and natural sound of your cymbals in exquisite detail. Making use of both Carol condenser microphones will capture the stereo image of your kit perfectly.Never Miss A Beat

The GODK-7 Microphone drum kit series comes with all the necessary microphones and attachment options to professionally capture and reproduce your drums in a live environment or in the studio.

For more information on Carol products visit their website: HERE

Easter Feature PA Deals

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Take your church or house of worship sound quality to the next level this Easter*. We aren’t hiding these special deals; just come in-store or buy them online!

Easter Weekend Trading Hours
Good Friday: Closed
Saturday: 09:00-13:00
Easter Monday: Closed

SINGLE ITEMS
To upgrade and supplement your existing equipment

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Laney AH115
Portable 15″ Speaker

The Laney AH115 is a portable speaker for churches that need something mobile and feature packed

Special Offer:
R3 495
Normal Price: R5 250

     

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AKG WMS 40mini2
Wireless Microphone Kit

Dual wireless vocal microphone system for churches that want to go wireless at a decent price and a decent quality

Special Offer:
R3 795
Normal Price: R5 695

     

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Proel SW118A
18″ Sub-Woofer

Great tone and response – perfect for filling out the tone of your existing PA system

Special Offer:
R19 995
Normal Price: R29 995

     

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Proel WD12A
Wedge Monitor

The Proel WD12A is perfect for churches and individuals who want a high end wedge monitor at a decent price

Special Offer:
R5 195
Normal Price: R7 695

     

 

COMBO DEALS
Ideal for your first PA system for the church, band room or live performance venue

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Proel , Laney, HH Combo Deal
Live Performance Starter Set

Includes: Proel M822USB mixer, a pair of HH VRE-15A speakers, a Laney CPX112 monitor and speaker stands!

Special Offer:
R17 795
Normal Price: R26 575

     

Laney AH210
Portable PA Rig
Includes: Laney AH210, a pair of Proel speaker stands and two Carol GS-56 microphones.Special Offer:
R7 995
Normal Price: R11 968     

*All prices are subject to availability. Prices are valid until Tuesday 18 April 2017

The New 500 Watt Glowing Blue Laney R500-115

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The newest addition to the Laney bass amp family is this powerful and glowing blue bass machine, the RICHTER BASS R500-115.

This 500-watt solid state combo amplifier provides a perfect blend of power and portability. It’s perfect for all levels of bass players, from pros to beginners. Great for practice or large live shows, the Laney R500-115 is really suitable for any bass playing occasion.

The Laney R500-115 Features

Own your tone with a number of bass player friendly controls and the simple interface. Automatically increase the amount of compression in your tone as you increase the amount of gain using the intuitive compression button. The unique enhance setting, allows you to really dial in that increased low-end definition. To fine tune and shape your frequencies, there is a handy 10 band graphic EQ that is foot-switchable.

Stay Connected

With both a high and low input, using a passive or an active bass won’t be a problem. The AUX in and headphone out connections mean you can practice quietly at home, or make use of backtracks. For when you hit the stage there is a built in balanced XLR D.I. which will provide a direct and mic-free mixer connection. The rear panel houses inputs for your tuner and an FX loop.

Built Like A Glowing Tank

The new Laney R500-115 combo matches this range perfectly with its looks. The 23.6kg combo is built like a tank and the blue LED gives it that edgy glow that will make your amp jump out on stage. Plus the blue glow super power allows you to see your controls better even in the darkest of venues.

50 Years Of Bass Amp Building

Laney has once again called on their 50 years of bass amp building to bring you this solid, reliable, versatile and powerful amp that will let you own your bass tone. The Laney R500-115 combo delivers results that stand well ahead of the competitors in its price bracket.

For more information on this amp be sure to visit the Laney Website.

Be sure to Follow the Laney South Africa Facebook page for news and updates.

Win a Cort T-Shirt and Pick Box

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All you need to do to enter this competition, is click on the comment section in the post below, and tag a buddy who plays guitar. Winners will be announced on Friday the 31st of March 2017! Good luck

Who wants to win a FREE Cort Guitars and Basses T-shirt, picks and pick box?

To enter, just like this post and tag a friend who plays guitar. It really is that simple 😀

Posted by Paul Bothner Music on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

 

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