SA College of Music Programme Oct/Nov 2018

Dear Friends of the College

As we approach the end of the academic year, all the final exam recitals are being booked. If you are on Facebook, please join the Followspot Follows Music (mostly in Cape Town) in order to stay up to date with these. Meantime, I’ll try and share as many as I can here.

We are exceedingly proud of Luvuyo Mbundu – last year’s winner of the Schock Foundation Prize for Singing – who won the Gabriela Benackova Internanational Opera Vocal Competition in the Czech Republic over the weekend. This young baritone hails from H Section Khayelitsha, and will be the guest singer, along with last year’s Schock female winner Nomulelo Yende, whilst the jury is out deliberating this year’s Schock Foundation Prize for Singing competition on 30 October at 7.30 pm in the Baxter Concert Hall. Remember, there is an audience prize for this competition.

On the jazz side, three of our vocalists took the first three places at the GrandWest Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition – congratulations to Winner Lauren Hendricks, and runners up Jodi Fredericks and Caitlin Farmer.

This Saturday 20th features our African Music concert Jalolo. There are two performances – one at 11am and the other at 7.30 pm. These beautiful concerts feature UCT’s traditional African Instrument Orchestra, with singers and dancers. Bring the children and grandchildren to the 11am production. It lasts for an hour with no interval.

Our final Symphony Concert (fundraiser) takes place on Tuesday 23 October. This concert features Russian violinist Farida Bacharova, who will perform Thomas Ranja’s Violin Concerto. Also on the programme is the mighty and rousing Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Early booking for this concert is strongly advised. Friends of the College will need to let me know how many of your vouchers you will be using for this one.

From 6 November we will be treated to a feast of fantastic piano playing, but more about that next time.

I look forward to seeing you at the concerts.

Regards

Gillian Lindner

Concert Co-ordinator

STUDENT SHOWCASE                              SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 19H30

AFRICAN MUSIC                                                       BAXTER CONCERT HALL

AFRICAN MUSIC

 JALOLO

 Jalolo is a new UCT Ibuyambo Orchestra production that celebrates Africa’s irrepressible and exuberant sense of joy.  

The concert is a lively music and dance narrative composed of Ghananian traditional drum-dances, Congolese soukous, arrangements of Zimbabwean music, Mozambican Mapiko and Nyanga dances as well as traditional South African songs. The instrumental array includes mbira’s, various African harps, lyres and drums, marimba’s, isitolotolo, umrhube, horns, panpipes, reedpipes and the occasional guitar and bass guitar.

Jalolo engages a varied cast of guest artists, UCT alumni, postgraduate and undergraduate students as well as young members of the UCT African Music Outreach Programme.

Guest artists include Ga dance-drummer Kofi Lartey, Makonde Mapiko dancers Vintani Nafassi and Sumalgi Nuro and Xhosa vocalists Nomapostile Nyiki.

These top performers and choreographers have helped us to blend a disparate range of pan-African inspirations into an evening of kaleidoscopic musical colour and fun.

Full Price: R75 / UCT staff: R70

Senior citizens and students: R60 / Learners: R50

UCT students with a valid student card: free at the door

Book at Webtickets or at the door.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                                 TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER AT 19H30

ENSEMBLE                                                                 BAXTER CONCERT HALL

FUNDRAISER CONCERT

UCT SYMPHONY CONCERT

Conductor: Alexander Fokkens

Soloist: Farida Bacharova (violin)

Ives – Unanswered Question

Rajna – Violin Concerto

Rimsky Korsakov – Scheherazade

This concert honours composer and performer Thomas Rajna, who celebrates his 90th birthday in December.

Full Price: R100 / UCT staff: R90

Senior citizens and students R75 / Learners: R55

Book at Webtickets or at the door.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                      THURSDAY DAY 25 OCTOBER AT 19H30

ENSEMBLE                                                                 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.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                                 TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER AT 19H30

SINGING COMPETITION                                          BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE SCHOCK FOUNDATION

PRIZE FOR SINGING

This is the seventeenth 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.

Full Price: R75 / UCT staff: R70

Senior citizens and students: R60 / Learners: R50

UCT students with a valid student card: free at the door for selected concerts

Book at Webtickets or at the door.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                                TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER AT 19H30

PIANO COMPETITION                                              BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE LAURA SEARLE PRIZE

FOR PIANO CONCERTO PLAYING

(FINAL ROUND)

 This is the fifteenth edition of the Laura Searle Prize for

Piano Concerto Playing, which is open to all piano students at the

SACM. Part of the prize is to perform with

the UCT Symphony Orchestra next year.

Full Price: R75 / UCT staff: R70

Senior citizens and students: R60 / Learners: R50

UCT students with a valid student card: free at the door for selected concerts

Book at Webtickets or at the door.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                          WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER AT 13H00

PIANO COMPETITIONS                                            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

Lunchtime concert – admission free

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                             THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER AT 13H00

PIANO COMPETITION                                              BAXTER CONCERT HALL

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 2019.

Lunchtime concert – admission is free

 

SACM COLLABORATION                                                            10 – 18 NOVEMBER

PIANO COMPETITION             BAXTER CONCERT HALL AND OTHER VENUES

LES AMATEURS VIRTUOSES!

A FESTIVAL OF THE PIANO FOR

INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR VIRTUOSOS

Based in Paris and other parts of the world, this will be the first time this prestigious international festival will take place on the African continent.

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the festival, with 19 Festivals to date featuring 309 concerts, 236 composers, 1 237 works and 158 artists.

This year it will take place in collaboration with the

South African College of Music, in the Baxter and other venues around the Cape.

There will be a final gala concert with the CPO on 18 November.

Watch the press for details.