SACM Concert Series 2017


By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | April 10, 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.

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