Stellenbosch Conservatoire News – May 2019

Stellenbosch University Jazz Band
Celebrates 10 years!
Felicia Lesch (conductor | dirigent)
SU Jazz Band with Ricardo de Ruiter, Lunathi Ncamani, Lynette Petersen (soloists)
Ramon Alexander Trio featuring Annemie Nel (drums), Marco Maritz (trumpet), Byron van der Ross (saxophone) & Melvin Willaims (bass)
Just Friends featuring Philip Vermeulen (guitar), Charl Clayton (saxophone), Tyrone Maarman (bass), Tielman Janse van Vuuren (piano)
Also featuring MAD Big Band led by Ash-Lee Louwskitter (Mamre)

Vry 17 Mei 20:00
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Lauren Dasappa & José Dias in Concert
Lauren Dasappa (soprano | sopraan)
José Dias (piano | klavier)

Verdi ‘Mi parea… Piangera cantando… Ave Maria’ from Otello
Debussy Nuit d’etoiles; Beau Soir; Il pleure dans mon coeur

Brahms Fünf Lieder Op. 105
Mnomiya Angihambe naye
Bolcom Cabaret Songs
Sun 26 May 16:30
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Alexander Ramm & Bryan Wallick Prestige Recital
Alexander Ramm (cello | tjello)
Bryan Wallick (piano | klavier)

Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 5 No. 2
Britten Solo Cello Suite No. 1
Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso
Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor
Sun 2 June 16:30
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Lunch Hour Concerts


Stellenbosch University Choir
Universiteitskoor Stellenbosch

André van der Merwe (conductor | dirigent)

Don 16 Mei

Piano Recital

Caron Tremble (piano | klavier)
Bach Prelude and Fugue in b flat minor, no. 22 BWV 867
Zaidel-Rudolph Catch me if you can
Debussy L’ilse Joyeuse
Liszt Après une lecture du Dante

Thurs 23 May

Coming soon

Double Bass Affair 
Roxane Steffen & Mariechen Meyer

The Evolution of Bass #1
Bass music evolving from the 18th to the 21st century
with guest appearance of
Megan-Geoffrey Prins (piano)
Tues 21 May 19:00
Erin Hall, Rondebosch

Tickets R120 | R100
Pre-booked tickets via  get a free drink

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Cape Town Music Academy & Berklee Outreach 2019
Student and Teacher Educational Pro Series & Performance Electives presented by top Berklee City Music Tutors
Where: Stellenbosch University Conserve
When: 15 June (Schools) & 17- 20 June (Students, Pro’s & Teachers)
After the success of the first winter school programme held in Stellenbosch in 2017, the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) has once again partnered with Berklee College of Music (Boston USA) and Stellenbosch University Unit for Community Music to bring to Cape Town 6 of their top Berklee City Music Tutors to present a week long focused workshop in various aspects of jazz music. This year we are also adding an optional Hip Hop component, looking at the influence and collaboration between these two music styles. 
There are varoius categories available for participants:
1. School learners/ensembles;
2. Students;
3. Professional Teachers/Mentors;
4. Professional Musicians & HIPHOP artists
The course is available to all qualifying participants. 
What to expect 
True to Berklee City Music’s holistic approach, the “Learning to Live Music,” is designed to expand each participant’s knowledge base and vision for use of their authentic voice through music cultural infusion, improvisation, study in music literacy and technology, as well as performance and career applications in music. 
Berklee City Music fully immerses students in their music making to inspire the student voice/self-identity with professional purpose through an exploration of music’s social cultural context, and with observations, study and practice in jazz, this culminates into an opportunity for reflection and a community wide performance.
Mentor participants will be engaged in strategies to bolster their own teaching programs, personal development as a musician and tutor, and skills in working with youths. The series will award Mentors with access to contemporary popular music pedagogies and methods, and establishing site trainers for sustained instruction using PULSE Music Method (Berklee’s online music archive and curriculum)  as an instructional tool for continued depth and growth as teachers. 
For school learners and their teachers, a one day workshop will be held on Saturday 15 June. 
For students in jazz, professionals, lecturers, teachers and mentors, a four day workshop will be held Monday 17- Thursday 20 June. 
Evening activities include a voluntary jam session and music documentary screening and the series will conclude with a public concert at the Conserve on the final (Thursday) evening. 
Who are the tutors?
The multi Grammy winning musician and producer, Prof Prince Charles Alexander will again be coming to inspire participants with his electives on music production and Berklee Vice President and head of City Music, Krystal Banfield, will again give instruction in PULSE (
Prof Ron Mahdi (bass) and Chris Rivelli (drums) return to lead and instruct ensembles together with newcomers Leo Blanco (piano)  and vocalist and Hip Hop producer,  Danielle Scott. 
Additional contributing tutors will be Skyped in including award winning music film maker Michael Shore, well known musicians Fraser Boy and Al Kapone. Shore’s winning film Take me to the River, which follows jazz from New Orleans into current Hip Hop, will also be screened.
How to get involved…
If you are interested in participating in the series please email:
Vicky Davis, CTMA Programme Manager
whatsApp: 0825697347
The course runs full days. Daily lunches will be provided as well as dinner on Thursday night before the concert. The course is free of charge. A R100 registration fee is required. PLACES ARE LIMITED. Once we receive your your details and registration fee your place is booked!
See you in Stellenbosch this June!!

5 – 14 July
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