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Friday, October 14, 2011


Tonight (October 14), the UKZN School of Music presents Ensemble Zora 13 Hours - Switzerland Meets South Africa at Howard College Theatre.

The Swiss group, Ensemble Zora, presents a programme of contemporary classical music for voice (Eva Nievergelt), flute (Barbara Bossert), violoncello (Martina Brodbeck), piano (Ingrid Karlen) and percussion (Matthias Würsch)

The group of musicians is dedicated mainly to contemporary classical music. Annually, they realise one or two projects performing concerts in various cities of Switzerland and also touring abroad. For their projects, they regularly commission works from composers in Switzerland and abroad. All members of Ensemble Zora have acquired ample experience in interpreting contemporary music. The setting of the ensemble depends on the projects on hand.

The programme includes Hendrik Hofmeyr’s Due canzonetti di Petrarca (2000) for soprano, flute, cello, piano; Martin Jaggi Elftöner’s 2010 work for soprano, flute, cello, piano and percussion, and Alfred Zimmerlin’s Duo for cello and piano (2011). The concert also features the premiere of Hannes Taljaard’s Tam Tvat Asi for flute, cello, piano and percussion as well as Michael Pelzel Haikus’s 2010 work for soprano, flute, cello, piano, percussion and the premiere of Jürgen Bräuninger’s Times of deliverance for soprano, flute, cello, piano and percussion.

Ensemble Zora will perform at Howard College Theatre at 19h30 tonight (October 14). Tickets R60 (R30 concessions) available at the door. More information from Babalwa on 031 260 3353 /