6th November 2021
Concierto De Dúo
Frano Kakarigi – double bass
Purificación Cano – piano
This concert will include my work based on the African hymn Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika for solo double bass
Auditorio Fundación Casa Rural Granada
7 December 2021
Leon Bosch 60th Birthday Year Concert
I Musicanti at the Wigmore Hall, London
Tamás András violin, Benedict Holland violin, Robert Smissen viola, Richard Harwood cello, Leon Bosch double bass, Rebeca Omordia piano
The acclaimed double bass player – also familiar as a conductor, writer and broadcaster – celebrates his 60th birthday year with the ensemble he founded in 2013 and with which he has explored a wide range of music, much of it neglected. He includes his own arrangement of Beethoven’s early (1800) horn sonata, plus a new solo work by a fellow South African based on that country’s national anthem.
Leon Bosch will be playing my work based on the African hymn Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika for solo double bass
Music and the passage of time
A series of three online lecture for the UCT SUMMER SCHOOL
Time is the factor which binds all music. All music is made up of waves and cycles – and so is the universe. Are music and rhythm related to the human heartbeat? Why are we attracted to patterns in music? How do these musical patterns evoke such strong emotions in us?
We will be exploring musical patterns over the centuries – how cycles and repetition are themes which form a constant in all music; not only in Europe from the last thousand years, but from music from all parts of the world from time immemorial. Musical forms such as Variation, Ground Bass, Ostinato, Trance, Verse and Chorus are all familiar in the music we listen to.
To try to understand all these connections, we will be listening to the music of, among others: the San people, the Middle Ages, The Renaissance; and in particular the music of various composers: Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Reich, and Glass.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HARMONY, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING
A series of three UCT Summer School lectures held at the Baxter Concert Hall. The lectures are illustrated with live performances of the music discussed.
8.00 pm, Saturday 21st October, 2017
Erin Hall, Erin Road, Rondebosch
An evening of music for soprano and piano with Lindsey McKee and Grant McLachlan
Music by: Richard Strauss, Quilter, Elgar, Bridge, Gershwin, McLachlan, Ivor Novello and others
the music of grant mclachlan
A celebration of Grant’s 60th birthday was held at the Baxter Concert Hall on the 1st October 2016. The evening included the premiere of his Sonatina for double bass commissioned by Leon Bosch, a selection of his music from the last 40 years, as well as a selection from Bach`s “Art Of Fugue”. The centrepiece of the concert was the piano quintet “Oesterwal Landscape” which was commissioned in 1992 by the Music Group Of Manchester, of which Bosch is a member. The concert concludes with the ever popular carol “Come, Colours Rise”.
Music from the Movies:
The Choirs and Orchestras of Rustenburg, Westerford and Bishops put on a spectacular concert of ‘Music from the Movies’ on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th August. An orchestra of 100 and a choir of 300 performed the music soundtrack for “Ocean Voyagers” live to picture, conducted by the composer. The spectacular film, produced in 2006 by Feodor Pitcairn productions, and directed by Joe Kennedy, follows the journey of a baby humpback whale and its 40 tonne mother. The story is narrated by Meryl Streep.
In December 2007 this film was screened to the accompaniment of the Royal Philharmonic orchestra in London’s Cadogan Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Animal planet.
Darius and the Den:
With lyrics by Adrian Arnold and music by Grant McLachlan, this piece was originally composed for a school production at the Predbendal School in Chichester in 1979. The work was re-orchestrated for full orchestra and performed at the Baxter Concert Hall by the Symphony choir of Cape Town conducted by Alex Fokkens.