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Sunday, August 21, 2011


Friends of Music will host a recital by Ben Schoeman, one of South Africa’s foremost pianists, on August 30.

He has won major prizes, including the coveted gold medal and first prize in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition in London in 2009 and the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music in 2011. In 2008, he became the first South African to win the first grand prize in the 11th Unisa Vodacom International Piano Competition in Pretoria.

His programme will include J Sebastian Bach’s Toccata in C minor-BWV911; Grieg’s Sonata in E minor, Opus 7, Liszt’s Variations on a theme from JS Bach’s Cantata no.12 as well as The Fountains of the Villa d’Este and Venezia e Napoli.

In the Prelude Performer slot will be the Open Air School Choir singing For the beauty of the earth by Rutter arr.D Stafford; Weeping-Heyman arr.D Stafford, three Zulu Items and Shalom Chaverim

The recital takes place on August 30 at 19h45 in the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 Old Fort Road, Durban. There is safe parking. Tickets R70 (R60 FOM Members R60, R20 orchestral/student members) booked at Computicket.

Friends of Music acknowledges the support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.