Stellenbosch Conservatoire News April 2021

Dear Friends,

I hope you and your loved ones are well. As COVID-19 continues to affect our nation and our personal lives, we remain determined to give our students the best training and performing opportunities even at this difficult time. Despite the challenges presented by these circumstances, I am happy to report that our first semester for 2021 will hold six in-person concerts and our free lunch hour concert series will get underway from May.  This newsletter gives you a sneak peek into our upcoming live and streamed concerts during April and a light at the end of the COVID tunnel.
Please keep in mind that for all live events current restrictions allow for 100 audience members in the Endler Hall and all safety protocols outlined by the University will be strictly followed. The safety of our students, staff and patrons is our first priority. We must remain flexible to adjust for any change in restriction levels, which will be communicated to you.

We look forward to welcoming you back at the Endler. For more information, please visit our website at www.endler.sun.ac.za You can also SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel, FOLLOW us on Instagram and LIKE our Facebook page.

Yours in Music
Fiona
Artistic Manager

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Liewe vriende,
Ek hoop van harte dat julle almal goeie gesondheid geniet. Al sou COVID-19 steeds ons almal en ons persoonlike lewens affekteer, bly ons steeds vasberade om ten spyte daarvan aan ons studente die beste opleidings- en voordraggeleenthede te voorsien. Ten spyte van die uitdagings van hierdie omstandighede kan ek hiermee aankondig dat ons gedurende die eerste semester van 2021 nie minder nie as ses lewendige konserte gaan aanbied. Ons gratis etensuurkonserte sal vanaf Mei 2021 ook ‘n aanvang neem. Hierdie nuusbrief gee solank ‘n kykie van die komende lewendige en gestroomde konserte gedurende April, asook ‘n liggie aan die einde van die COVID-tonnel.
Hou asseblief net die streng beperkings van maksimum 100 Endlerkonsertbywoners in gedagte; alle veiligheidsriglyne soos deur die Universiteit neergelê sal streng toegepas word. Ons hoofprioriteit bly steeds die veiligheid van ons studente, personeel en patronate. Ons moet egter buigbaar wees ten einde enige beperkingsaanpassings die hoof te kan bied, en ons onderneem om almal op hoogte daarvan te hou.

Ons sien daarna uit om julle terug te verwelkom by die Endler. Vir meer inligting kan ons webtuiste geraadpleeg word by www.endler.sun.ac.za . Jy kan ook inteken op ons YouTube-kanaal, of ons volg op Instagram en ons LIKE op ons Facebook-blad.

Musiekgroete
Fiona
Artistieke Bestuurder

CONCERTS
KONSERTE

For more detailed information about concerts please visit www.endler.sun.ac.za or follow @sukonservatorium on Instagram or like the Stellenbosch Konservatorium Facebook page.

Vir meer gedetailleerde inligting oor konserte word belangstellendes aangeraai om www.endler.sun.ac.za of @sukonservatorium op Instagram te besoek, of die Stellenbosch Konservatorium se Facebookbladsy.

Schubert Die Winterreise
Collaboration between
Stellenbosch University Vocal Division
UCT Opera School
Christine Crouse (director | direkteur)
Jeremy Silver (piano | klavier)

FREE CONCERT
Please use the QR code to book your seat
https://bit.ly/39VLl3y
Thurs 15 April, 19:30
Endler Hall, Stellenbosch
Fri 16 April 19:30
Baxter Concert Hall, Cape Town

SU Jazz Band
Felicia Lesch (conductor | dirigent)

Please use the QR code to sign up
https://bit.ly/2OydaHO
Tickets via Computicket
R60 (full price), R40 (pensioners, students)
Also available from 15:00 at the door
Cards and SnapScan only – NO CASH
Sat 17 April 16:00
Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

SU String Ensemble
Jacobus de Jager (conductor | dirigent)
Mozart Divertimento K136
Karayev Three Miniatures
Roosenschoon Clouds Clearing

Please use the QR code to sign up
https://bit.ly/3d8PxiN
Tickets via Computicket
R60 (full price), R40 (pensioners, students)
Also available from 18:00 at the door
Cards and SnapScan only – NO CASH
Fri 23 April 19:00
Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

LUNCH HOUR CONCERTS 
ETENSUUR-KONSERTUITVOERINGS

ENDLER HALL
13:10-13:50
Entrance is FREE!

Masks must be worn at all times.
Entrance via Neethling Street to go through Covid-19 safety measures.

For more information, please visit www.endler.sun.ac.za
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ENDLERSAAL
13:10-13:50
Toegang is GRATIS!

Maskers moet te alle tye gedra word.
Toegang via Neethlingstraat om Covid-19 veiligheidsmaatreels te volg.

Vir meer gedetailleerde inligting, besoek www.endler.sun.ac.za

Thurs | Don 27 May | Mei
Vocal Recital
Blaine Josephs (tenor | tenoor)
Alex Beaven (piano | klavier)

Strauss, Arnold Van Wyk and various French Art Songs.

Tues | Dins 8 June | Junie
Guitar Lunch Hour
Brent January, Damian Christians, Justen Hosken, Marius Otto
Works by Brouwer, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ponce and Villa-Lobos.

More to details to follow…

#inspiringalumni

Students featured in January-April included:
Studente wat in Januarie-April opgetree het, sluit in:
Axolile Hosa, flute
Carina Bruwer, flute
Levi Alexander, saxophone | conductor
Frances Levenderis, double bass
Christine Bam, voice
Kaylin Levendal, violin

NEWS
NUUS

2021 SICMF Cancelled due to Covid-19

After much deliberation, the executive management of the SICMF has decided to cancel this year’s event. This is the second year running in which the SICMF has been cancelled.

Whereas many were looking forward to the 17Th SICMF as a phoenix rising from the ashes in the wake of Covid-19 devastation this year, the reality of the situation is that Covid-19 is far from over.

Festival Director, Peter Martens says, “Whereas we still hope for there to have been much improvement in the global situation by July/August, we simply can’t guarantee a safe environment for 300+ students, let alone the extent of time-consuming quarantines for our international faculty. We also need to take into account that there is at this point, no predictable timeline for the reintroduction of audiences to live performances.”

Students who have entered and paid for participation in the 2021 SICMF can contact the Logistics & Finance Manager, Brent Reynolds at brent@sun.ac.za, for a full refund.

In addressing the 2021 SICMF faculty, Artistic Director, Nina Schumann said, “We are all devastated to come to this decision but trust you will understand.  I thank you for your continued support of the festival and truly hope we can return with a bang in 2022.”

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2021 SIKMF gekanselleer weens Covid-19

Na intensiewe beraadslaging het die bestuurskomitee van die Stellenbosch Internasionale Kamermusiekfees besluit om vanjaar se fees te kanselleer.  Dit is die tweede keer dat so `n besluit geneem moes word.

Terwyl daaar uitgesien is na die 17de SIKMF, wat soos `n feniks sou verrys uit die as van die Covid-19-pandemie se verwoesting, is die werklikheid dat Covid-19 nog nie verby is nie.

Die Feesdirekteur, Peter Martens, sê:  “Terwyl ons almal hoop op `n verbetering van die situasie wêreldwyd teen Julie en Augustus, kan ons op die oomblik eenvoudig nie `n veilige omgewing waarborg vir meer as 300 studente nie, om nie eers te praat van die omslagtige kwarantynvereistes vir ons internasionale personeellede nie. Ons moet ook in ag neem dat daar tans nog geen betroubare vooruitspelling is vir wanneer openbare konserte weer sal mag plaasvind nie.”

Studente wat reeds vir die SIKMF 2021 ingeskryf en betaal het kan die Fees se Logistieke en Finansiële Bestuurder, Brent Reynolds, skakel vir `n volle terugbetaling by brent@sun.ac.za.

In `n mededeling aan die personeel van die SIKMF 2021 het die Artistieke Direkteur, Nina Schumann, gesê: “Ons is almal verpletter deur hierdie besluit, maar ons hoop dat julle begrip daarvoor sal hê.  Ons is dankbaar vir julle volgehoue ondersteuning en ons hoop vir `n dawerende terugkeer in 2022.”