Originally scheduled for the 4 July at the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, the Aardklop Aubade Pianists, Russians & Rossini classical music series concert is postponed, provisionally to 01 August, pending government legislation and lockdown level restrictions.

The piano, six hands, a couple of Russians and the Italian walked into a bar…! Pianists, Russians & Rossini is an exciting concert consisting of piano works for four hands and six hands. The audience can look forward to compositions by Rossini, Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky! This is the sixth Aardklop Aubade classical music concert series in collaboration with the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool. Pianists, Russians & Rossini takes place on Sunday, 04 July 2021 at 11am in the school hall. Tickets priced at R100 for learners, R150 for pensioners and R180 for adults are on sale at ticketpros.co.za.

Pianists, Russians & Rossini features Carin van Graan, Eugene Joubert and Stephan Gericke – three multi-talented musicians who have played internationally. The programme maintains an excellent balance between well-known works like Shostakovich’s Waltz no. 2, excerpts from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) and The Barber of Seville (Rossini). The performance also includes accessible works not often performed in South Africa, such as Glinka’s Capriccio on Russian Themes and Rossini’s Tancredi Overture. Join Aardklop Aubade for a pleasant hour of Italian and Russian music.

In support of Aardklop Aubade’s drive to continually develop and grow local talent, a 10-minute pre-show will showcase the Affies Guitar Quartet featuring Matric pupils Jan Wiese and Armandt Pelser with Jan-Adriaan Lourens (grade 11) and Hein Claassen (grade 10). These young musicians will play Habanera from Carmen Suite by George Bizet and Tango by Thierry Tisserand. The second number in the repertoire, entitled “Rondo in C major” is written by Affies learner Jan Wiese. A remarkable feat for this budding young composer.
The 1920 restaurant is open for pre-concert and post-concert snacks or a light luncheon underneath the beautiful trees on the school grounds!

In line with COVID-19 regulations, seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, book online now at www.ticketpros.co.za All COVID-19 health and safety protocols are strictly adhered to. Masks covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times.

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