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Monday, October 14, 2019


(Antoinette Lohmann & Jörn Boysen)

Dome Arts Retreat and Suite 415 presents Kunstgeiger und Bierfiedler.

Enjoy an a carefully curated evening programme of magnificent music which juxtaposes folk and art music from the early Baroque period, in the Durban Evangelical Lutheran Church in Renshaw Road on October 22, 2019.

The programme will be performed by Antoinette Lohmann (baroque violin, clog violin) and Jörn Boysen (harpsichord, baroque guitar, zither, jewish harp) who both work out of the Utrecht Conservatory. The concert title Kunstgeiger und Bierfiedler references the two opposites of the Baroque music to be performed: from art music to Bierfiedler which refers to violinists playing in bars.

The programme juxtaposes two spheres of 17th century music practice - "serious" music performed in courts and church, as opposed to the “folk” music of the people. The programme features work by an array of esteemed 17th Century Baroque composers.

The concert is hosted by Suite 415 in association with The Dome Arts Retreat – based on a farm in the heart of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site, about 130 km south west of Johannesburg. It offers a programme of master classes, concert projects, and courses centred around music with facilities for instruction, tuition and associated group activities.

Kunstgeiger und Bierfiedler will be performed at 19h00 on October 22 at the Durban Evangelical Lutheran Church in Renshaw Road, off Franks Road in Congella. Tickets R100 available at the door.

For more information, contact Maggie Deppe on 082 886 2470 or email: or Richard Salmon on 083 777 6030 or email: