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Music from heaven for Endler Concert Series

Music for flute and harp conjures up celestial images, perhaps further enhanced by the popularity of Mozart’s beautiful concerto for these two instruments. The Endler Concert Series has for as long as can be remembered never presented an entire concert of flute and harp duo repertoire. However, on Sunday 17 February at 16:30 the Gabriel Duo, […]

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World orchestra to perform in Endler

An orchestra formed by musicians from 60 countries and conducted by Josep Vicent celebrates its 14th international tour this year. South Africa is the first stop of the United in Music tour, a project of solidarity and musical exchange by The World Orchestra. Inspired by the strong diplomatic and social commitment of maestro Josep Vicent, […]

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Russian piano virtuoso brings Endler Concert Series to dramatic close

The Endler Concert Series draws to a dramatic close with a recital by Russian pianist Konstantin Scherbakov on Saturday, 3 November. Konstantin Scherbakov, one of the finest Russian pianists of his generation, will be undertaking a CD release tour to Johannesburg, Durban, Harare, Bulawayo, Cape Town and Stellenbosch. His tour not only includes solo recitals, […]

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What’s on in the Endler: Public performance exams

Diarise these events that form part of the Endler Concert Series. 3 NOV: 20h00, PRESTIGE: KONSTANTIN SCHERBAKOV PIANO RECITAL Lizst, Schumann, Saint-Saens Book at Computicket ***************************************** DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC PUBLIC PERFORMANCE EXAMS NOVEMBER 2012 MONDAY, 5 NOVEMBER: ENDLER 16:00 Tricia Theunissen  Violin MMus (Chamber Music) 17:30 Jessica de Koker  Piano MMus (Solo) 19:00 Andri Potgieter  […]

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USSO pays homage to 20th Century greats

Now, well into the 21st Century, 20th Century art music seems a whole lot less scary than it used to. The greatest 20th Century compositions must include all of Shostakovich’s symphonies, which to the modern ear no longer sound dissonant and angular, but lush, powerful and intensely expressive. His fifth symphony is arguably the most […]

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Stellenbosch University Camerata continues to shine

The award-winning Stellenbosch University Camerata will again enjoy collaboration with fine internationally acclaimed musicians. As if two sold-out performances with superstar violinist Joshua Bell were not enough for this season, the group is now preparing a programme featuring well-known German cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, conducted by Dutch Maestro Arjan Tien. Hailed by the great Rostropovich […]

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UCT Trio to perform in the Endler: 15 September

The UCT (University of Cape Town) Trio is comprised of three highly regarded local musicians all of whom teach at the South African College of Music at UCT. Following a period of study at Stellenbosch University, flautist, Liesl Stoltz, went on to study abroad where she also performed extensively winning a number of prestigious international […]

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Endler Concert Series collaborates with Woordfees

Hailed as the most popular Arts Festival in South Africa in 2011, the 2012 Stellenbosch University Woordfees (Wordfest) is collaborating with the Endler Concert Series in the presentation of its classical music concerts between 2 and 11 March this year. The Festival will open with a grand symphony concert featuring the music of France performed […]

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Endler Concert Series presents international duo

On 4 November 2011 at 20:00 in the Endler Hall, the Endler Concert Series will present the last of its Prestige recitals for the year. For this recital, the internationally recognised duo of Peter Bruns (cello) and Annegret Kuttner (piano) will perform some of the most beautiful repertoire for this combination. Peter Bruns plays on […]

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Concert to honour SA composer

On 15 October, the Endler Concert Series and Kemus in collaboration with the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS) will present an evening of performances and presentations on the life and work of South African composer Graham Newcater. Newcater, who celebrated his 70th birthday this year, is one of South Africa’s most illustrious and respected composers, […]

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Endler Concert Series continues

The Endler Concert Series will continue its full 2011 programme with concerts on both 13 and 14 August. The first concert on 13 August takes place at 20:00 and features the South African born duo of Dawid Venter (flute) and Ben Schoeman (piano). Praised for his “colourful tone, brilliance and delicacy”, Venter, an alumni of […]

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SU string quartet in Endler Hall

Attendance at concerts presented by the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival reached a record high this year and organisers of the Endler Concert Series are hoping that this will continue for the rest of this year’s concerts. The Stellenbosch University String Quartet, whose rousing performance at the start of the Chamber Music Festival drew rapturous […]

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‘In Paradisum’ completes Endler Concert Series’ first season

Schola Cantorum, the Academic Choir of the Department of Music at Stellenbosch University, rounds off the Endler Concert Series first season with In Paradisum on Thursday, 2 June in the Endler Hall at 20:00. The concert features two sublime works in the choral repertoire.  Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem is considered to be a true masterpiece and […]

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Arianna String Quartet from USA participates in Endler Concert Series

On Friday 13 May at 20:00, the internationally renowned Arianna String Quartet from St Louis, USA will perform in the Chamber Music Series of the Endler Concert Series. Hailed for its outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. The quartet was formed in 1992 and has won a […]

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Weekend of diverse music-making at the Endler

This coming weekend will see two very different concerts grace the Endler Hall stage. On May 7 at 20:00 the Endler Concert Series presents the University of Stellenbosch Jazz Band (USJB) under the baton of Felicia Lesch. This vibrant young ensemble has created quite a stir with a number of rousing performances given over the […]

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