Endler concert series

The Kliphuis Trio

The Endler Concert Series will feature the Tim Klip-huis Trio, on Saturday September 28, at 4:30pm, in the Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University.

The trio is from the Netherlands, and performed at the 2017 and 2018 Woordfees to critical acclaim, their 2017 performance having won the coveted Best Classical Music Production trophy that year.

Tim, a classically trained violinist, Dublin-based guitarist Nigel Clark and Edinburgh bass player Roy Percy have developed a world-wide following with their brand of jazz, gypsy and crossover music.

Tim’s classical roots are reflected in the choice of repertoire known to the classical world.

The band’s love for French gypsy jazz maestro Stéphane Grappelli ensures a freedom and swing in their extemporizations.

Nigel brings a background in Celtic folk, but also contemporary guitar techniques into the mix and Roy’s sound recalls the various rhythms that define New Orleans music.

The trio formed a partnership with the award-winning Stellenbosch University Camerata in 2017 when they recorded Reflecting the Seasons, after which they recorded a second CD with the SU Camerata and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertos, which featured Tim’s jazz violin concerto as well as a reworking of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos.

The performance forms part of the second orchestra CD release tour.

On Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29, Schola Cantorum and the Stellenbosch University Chamber Choir, and orchestra, bring Duruflé’s Requiem to the Endler Hall, conducted by Martin Berger.

The concert opens with Bach’s Ascension Oratorio, Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11. This will be followed by Shostakovich’s seldom performed Chamber Symphony Op. 110a, which is a transcription by Rudolf Barshai of the composer’s Eighth String Quartet.

The Requiem, Duruflé’s longest and most substantial work, was composed in 1947 at the end of World War II, and has become one of the most-beloved choral compositions of the 20th century.

Tickets for all the performances cost R140, and R100 for students and pensioners, and are available through Computicket and at the door.

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