Young music composers ‘Dream’ big

The Juliet String Quartet

On Friday October 21, at 8pm, the Endler Concert Series in collaboration with Kompos celebrates the fresh new orchestral works of Stellenbosch’s young music composers.

The theme of “Dreams” has been the source of inspiration behind this concert’s eclectic tapestry of musical creations.

Composers have been collaborating with the Stellenbosch University Wind Band and the chamber orchestra of Stellenbosch, who will be premiering the works.

Kompos is also proud to have the visual arts of Stellenbosch’s fine art and design students accompany the music. Art will be on sale during the interval and after the concert. Tickets cost R50, and R30 for students and pensioners, and are available through Computicket and at the door.

On Sunday October 23, at 4.30pm, you can hear the Cape Town based Juliet String Quartet.

Patrick Goodwin (violin), Annien Shaw (violin), Emile de Roubaix (viola) and Babette Roosenschoon (cello) are four of South Africa’s top “generation-Y” musicians. Having collectively trained in South Africa, England, Austria and America, they have worked and performed together for over 10 years in various orchestras, ensembles, projects and competitions.

For this concert they will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 no. 4 in C minor; Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1; Puccini’s Crisantemi – an elegy for string quartet; and a new work by Antoni Schonken entitled String Quartet no.2.

While Schonken’s technical palette draws on musical tropes that are often centuries old, his reconfiguration of those ideas imbues his music with a distinctly postmodern sound.

Tickets are R140, and R100 for students and pensioners.

For more information contact Fiona Grayer at concerts@sun.ac.za or 021 808 2358.