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A French Affair with a South African Premiere

Tue Mar 12, 18:30 - Tue Mar 12, 20:30

NWU School of Music & Conservatory


Experience the Elegance of French Music with a South African Premiere.

We are delighted to propose a captivating concert featuring a talented trio of musicians, Laetitia Orlandi, Johan Ferreira, and Liesl van der Merwe, including piano, oboe, and bassoon. This ensemble will take audiences on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting world of French classical music, featuring timeless compositions and a South African premiere.

Program Highlights:

  1. Francis Poulenc Trio (New Edition): We will present a rare and exciting opportunity to witness the South African premiere of the new edition of the Francis Poulenc Trio. This unique performance will be based on a second manuscript by Poulenc, dated 16th March 1928, offering a fresh perspective on this beloved work.
  2. Debussy's Piano Trio in D Major (Arranged for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano): Explore the rich and evocative sounds of Debussy's Piano Trio as it's reimagined for oboe, bassoon, and piano. The third movement, "Andante espressivo," will transport listeners with its lyrical beauty and emotional depth.
  3. Lalliet Tersetto Op 22: Delight in the harmonious melodies and intricate interplay of oboe, bassoon, and piano in Theodore Lalliet's Tersetto Op 22. This piece showcases the trio's virtuosity and musical synergy.
  4. A South African Premiere: "After the Rain" composed by Burkali: Experience the excitement of a South African premiere as we introduce South African audiences to "After the Rain." This contemporary work promises to be a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, taking listeners on a journey through modern musical landscapes.

This concert promises a captivating evening filled with the elegance and allure of French classical music, showcasing the exceptional talents of our trio. From Poulenc's rediscovered masterpiece to the South African premiere of "After the Rain," this performance will leave a lasting impression on both seasoned classical music enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Children and students are most welcome to attend free of charge but are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to contribute to the NWU School of Music food bank.

Season tickets for the entire semester are available at R900 and will give you access to TEN School of Music Concert Series events.

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A French Affair with a South African Premiere
NWU School of Music & Conservatory
66 Thabo Mbeki Way, Potchefstroom, 2520
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