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Monday, August 24, 2015


The next Friends of Music recital will take place on September 8 and will feature the Odeion String Quartet which was established as a full-time resident string quartet at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 1991. It is the only resident string quartet at a South African university.

The Quartet members include Samson Diamond (2010 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music) on 1st violin (SA), Sharon de Kock on 2nd violin (SA), Jeanne-Louise Moolman on viola (SA) and Anmari van der Westhuizen on cello (SA).

The 2014 Kanna and Vryfees award winners, the Odeion String Quartet symbolises the University's commitment to the arts and plays an important role in the development of music in the Free State. Their programme will include Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat minor, Op.30 and Beethoven’s String Quartet in E minor Rasumovsky Op.59 No.2.

The Prelude Performer for the evening is Arliya Peters (keyboards/vocal).

The recital takes place at 19h30 on September 8 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K.E. Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R70 (R60 FOM members and R20 orchestral/students Booking is at Computicket. There is safe parking.

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Friends of Music acknowledges valued funding by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.