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Arts, culture & sport in 2015

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
05 May UCT Symphonic Wind Ensemble Conductor: Alexander Fokkens. Programme includes: Moncayo – Huapango, Barber – Commando March, and Arnold – Four Scottish Dances. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
06 May Routes/Roots UCT School of Dance. This concert explores the nexus between African and Contemporary dance forms and complexities that arise when notions of modernity and diaspora are added into the fray. Baxter Concert Hall, 19h30 Gillian Lindner
12 May Early Music Concert: Erik Dippenaar (Fortepiano) This recital offers a unique insight into early 19th-century domestic music-making at the Cape. Erik will perform on the restored Broadwood (1801) and Erard (1855) square pianos and will be joined by Lente Louw (soprano). Strubenholm Recital Room, SA College of Music, 18h00 Gillian Lindner
12 May Piano Music of Thomas Rajna Arranged by Theresa Dwyer. Piano students and alumni from the SACM perform piano compositions and transcriptions drawn from the works of Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and others. Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
12 May - 23 May UCT Drama Department presents: A Barney Simon Season The University of Cape Town Drama Department in partnership with the Baxter Theatre Centre commemorates the life and work of Barney Simon in a season of plays. More... UCT Drama Department, Hiddingh Campus 37 Orange Street Gardens Cape Town Nabeelah Khan
021 480 7129
14 May - 12 Jun Exhibition: The Mirror in the Ground Exhibition opening of "The Mirror in the Ground" at the Centre for African Studies Gallery. Opening Thursday, 14th May 2015 at 18h00. All welcome. More... CAS Gallery, Harry Oppenheimer Building, Engineering Mall, Upper Campus jade.nair@uct.ac.za
021 480 7151
16 May Makisi: African Music Showcase Concert Masked Dance performances with music inspired by South Central African rural musical traditions, newly arranged for the UCT Ibuyambo Orchestra. This audio-visual spectacle will be created in collaboration with Makonde dancer and mask-maker Vintani Nafassi and Chopi percussion and xylophone player Matchume Zango. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
16 May - 27 Jun Thinking Eye – photographs by Neville Dubow In the months and years that followed Neville Dubow's sudden death in August 2008, Paul Weinberg, Joe Dolby and Hayden Proud assisted Rhona Dubow in organising the extensive archive of images, papers, reviews, lectures and other aspects of his academic and creative output, which now resides at the University of Cape Town (UCT). More... UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cecil Road, Rosebank info@irmastern.co.za
021 685 5686
19 May Concert: SACM Guitar Department turns 50 In recognition of 50 years of classical guitar at UCT's South African College of Music, Head of Guitar studies, James Grace, presents a celebratory concert featuring founder of the classical guitar department, Uliano Marchio. Joining Marchio will be past and present students of the College, performing both solo and ensemble items. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
20 May GIPCA screens Mama Marikana: Voices through the silence, the women of Marikana speak The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) in association with UCT's Centre for Film and Media Studies will present a free screening of Mama Marikana by documentary filmmaker Aliki Saragas. The free screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. More... Hiddingh Hall, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 18h00 Sam Saevitzon
021 480 7156
26 May Chamber Music Concert, arranged by Becky Steltzner Student Showcase Ensemble. Baxter Concert Hall, 19h30 Gillian Lindner

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