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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


(Back: David Smith & Jitske Brien. Seated Claire Hamilton, Géza Kayser and Nigel Fish)

The next Friends of Music recital takes place on August 11 and will feature The Kayser Quartet, a group local musicians, which is comprised of Géza Kayser (1st violin), Jitske Brien (2nd violin), Claire Hamilton (viola) and Nigel Fish (cello). The group was formed in 2014.

They are joined by well-known pianist, harpsichordist and musicologist David Smith.

The programme includes Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op. 95; Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57 and David Kosviner’s Durban Essence. Durban Essence, which will be premiered at this concert, was for Smith, Géza Kayser and the Kayser String Quartet.

The Prelude Performer for the evening will be soprano Robyn Gillespie (18) who has won many awards at festivals and eisteddfods for both voice and violin. She plans to continue her music studies at UCT next year. She will perform Et Exultavit Spiritus Meus by J S Bach; Auch Kleine Dinge by Hugo Wolf and What Good Would the Moon Be? (from Street Scene) by Kurt Weill. She will be accompanied by Dr Ros Conrad.

The recital will take place on August 22 at 19h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM Members and R20 Orchestral & Students).

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