School of the Arts hosts Music Staff Concert

Posted on October 11, 2019

UP’s School of the Arts recently presented a Music Staff Concert at the Musaion, Hatfield Campus. The staff performance was an opportunity for the University to experience the School of the Arts’ prolific talent in of the offering of classical music, jazz, African music, music technology, opera studies, and performing arts.

Dr Marinda Maree, Project Manager: School of the Arts, said “Last night’s event was an excellent showcase of music programmes we present and of the broad focus of the School of the Arts: Music, catering for classical music to jazz and musical works from the past to present.”

The concert also displayed UP Music’s resolution to decolonise the music curriculum by focusing on programmes beyond classic music, such as jazz and traditional music. UP Music also offers music technology which strives to exceed the boundaries of musical expression by means of technology use.

Phuti Sepuru, Nthabiseng Motsepe-Notyeni, Prof Mageshen Naidoo, Gerben Grooten and Viwe Mkizwana who performed the songs "Rea Ho Boka" and "Up above my head"


Theo van Wyk (left) performed two songs, "Miroir" and "Happiness" and Tessa Rhoodie (right) performed Nocturne, Op. No. 2&3


Evans Netshivhambe performed two Venda songs, "Sialala" and "Musadzi ndi maugengo" 


Hanli Stapela, Aubrey Lodewyk and Caryn Reed who performed two songs, "Apressati Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor)" and "Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein (Arabella)"


Ben Schoeman (pictured here in concert with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in August 2917) performed "Polonaise Heroique" and "Toccata for John Roos". Photo: Jacques Sellschop

- Author Xolani Mathibela

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