Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nuusbrief 10/2008 Newsletter

Duo Paganini, die uitstaande viool- en kitaar-ensemble vanuit Denemarke tree op Woensdag 15 Oktober om 17:30 in die NG Kerksaal-Oos in Stilbaai op. Ian van Rensburg (viool) en Soren Bodker Madsen (kitaar) het vir hulle naam gemaak in die buiteland, en hulle word telkens deur musiekkritici met hoƫ lof begroet.

From their CD, Duo Paganini, I got the following interesting info: The combination of violin and guitar is somewhat unusual in concert circles. Nicolo Paganini was the first to take this partnership seriously and bring it to the concert halls. Paganini (1782-1840) was an almost self-taught virtuoso and artistic personality from Italy who created an enormous stir with his wonderful tones and new string effects. He also composed a number of works for guitar and violin.

The concert master of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, Ian van Rensburg, and the guitarist Soren Bodker Madsen, formed Duo Paganini in 1998. Both were trained in Vienna, and Ian van Rensburg has also studied at the Julliard School of Music in New York. Since 1998 they have built-up an extensive concert repertoire which stretches from early baroque to contemporary music.

Their programme for the 15th of October is diverse and promises to have something for everyone.

Drakensberg Boys Choir

We are delighted that this renowned choir will be performing in Stilbaai on 25 November and we urge you to diarise this date. The full choir of 105 boys will be performing. We are very fortunate that the Hessequa Municipality offered the Ellensrust Caravan Park for their accommodation for the period of their stay. Our grateful thanks go to the Mayor, Mr Chris Taute and to the Municipal Manager, Mr Johan Jacobs for this kind offer.

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