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The Nairobi Orchestra has put together a wonderful programme for their June concert. There is music by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Nicolai under the baton of returning guest conductor, Steve Drummer.
Dates: June 14 & 15, 2014
Venue: Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road
Duncan Wambugu will be conducting works by Strauss, Mozart, Borodin, Khachaturian among others. There will also be a guest appearance by Soprano Doreen Ziegler singing arias by Puccini and Rossini.
Anniversary Concert: 70 Yrs of Quality Music Education in Kenya, Feb 23 2014 @ Braeburn Theatre – Gatanga Road
The concert which is proudly sponsored by the Austrian Embassy and CBA Bank, will be conducted by Maestro Vijay Upadhyaya – head of musical activities at Vienna University and founder of the India National Youth Orchestra – and will have a varied repertoire presented by The Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Students and Staff of the Conservatoire.
Also featuring in the program is The Nairobi Chamber Chorus conducted by Ken Wakia.
TICKETS IN ADVANCE: Adults KShs 800, Children KShs400
TICKETS AT THE DOOR: Adults KShs 1000, Children KShs 500
To purchase your advance ticket(s), please visit the office or purchase your ticket(s) via MPESA number 0711 159 613 registered to John Kinuthia.
The Kenya Conservatoire of Music is pleased to invite you to a series of workshops and concerts hosted by Singers of United Lands which is a unique quartet of four professional young adult singers each from a different country/continent!
Details of public concerts and workshops;
Sunday 28th April at 3pm – Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road
Wednesday 1st May at 4pm – The Kenya Conservatoire of Music, Ballet Studio
Saturday 11th May at 6:30pm – Distant Relatives, Kilifi
Thursday 16th May at 6:30pm – The National Museums of Kenya, Louis Leakey Auditorium
Wednesday May 1st 2013 at 2pm at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music Ballet Studio
Monday 22nd April 2013 through Thursday 16th May 2013 at several venues across the country.
Contact: E. Kirima Programmes Coordinator on 0720 96 22 88 / 0737 22 79 03
Please visit www.conservatoire.co.ke/soul for more details
Free for all Workshop Participants in SOUL Kenya 2012 and SOUL Kenya 2013
In a plantation there is usually the illusion of an idyllic farming group. However, beneath its deceptive exterior, the Chola’s plantation is everything but calm. The Cholas are uptight and feel entitled to the land and the people that work their land. The farm workers have little or no rights, until one of them becomes a lawyer, and their re-education begins. Then the unthinkable happens – he falls in love with his family’s masters’ daughter. What follows is a dramatic musical adventure full of humor and tragedy.
This is the story of Rohio & Juliet, a Kenyan story loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the classical romantic tragedy. The musical aptly tackles issues most pressing to Kenyans. As we gear towards elections these are issues that we cannot afford to ignore and this dramatic musical puts a mirror in front of us with full doses of laughter, excitement, choreographed dance and original music by the Mamlaka Hill Chapel Drama team. The musical captures the true issues that we continually face us Kenyans, and which most people will readily relate. Rohio & Juliet delivers a powerful message in a truly unique theatrical performance that is bound to leave us all with the potent choice – love or war?
Performance: Wit by Margaret Edson with Dan Aceda, Sahil Gada, Mumbi Kaigwa, Friday Muhinndi, Musa Mwaruma, Mugambi Nthiga, Njoki Ngumi, Sam Psenjen and Wangui Thang’a
Directed by: Nyambura Waruingi
*Tickets will be sold at the Door Or Book you can make your booking on 0721 218902
Movie: Snowcake – A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident (IMDB)
Cost: Ksh 200 per person
-Matatu #46 towards Kawang’ware
-Alight @ Breaburn Primary School
The movie will start promptly at 2pm and there will be a discussion and tea after.
The organisers do not provide any child care for our movie series
The Nairobi Orchestra is in concert this month at Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road, Lavington, Saturday 16th June 7.00 pm and Sunday 16th June 3.00 pm
COLERIDGE TAYLOR Petite Suite de Concert
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suites nos 1 & 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
Conductor Jim Pywell
Leader Marta Lizak
Tickets 700/- at the door
Students/Senior Citizens (with ID) 500/-
find the Nairobi Orchestra on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NairobiOrchestra
A truly remarkable play – if you haven’t seen Cut Off My Tongue yet – you really shouldn’t miss it!
Buy advance tickets at Vivo @ Junction, Information Desk @ Sarit, Kiko Romeo @ Yaya
Sitawa Namwalie presents the return of her highly acclaimed production Cut Off My Tongue, based on her poetry anthology published by Storymoja. Mark your diaries from now for an evening that will leave you entertained, challenged, invigorated and even understood.
“It’s a modern classic and needs to be seen especially now when her topics are so timely and relevant” Business Daily
This weekend sees the Kenyan Opera, ‘Ondieki the Fisherman’ performed at Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road. Composed 40 years ago by English Teacher Francis Chandler and performed at the time by the girls of Limuru Girls High School to celebrate the schools 50th anniversary, this opera is making a big return to stage thanks to the tireless efforts of Soprano, Rhoda Ondeng.
The Opera tells the all too familiar story of a fisherman by Lake Kisumu, who ruins his life, and that of his long suffering wife, through drunken reckless behaviour. Rhoda has put together some of the best soloists, choirs and orchestra members, some who have travelled from as far as Sweden and Norway.
Date: March 24, 2012
Venue: Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Rd. Lavington.
Tickets: Kshs. 1000 (to book your ticket call 0722 531 277)
Autism Awareness Kenya will be showing the movie Horseboy on Saturday, Feb. 4th from 1:30-5:00 pm. The movie will start promptly at 2 pm and tea/discussion will follow the movie. There is NO childcare provided and this is NOT a child’s film. The cost is 200 KES/person. It will be shown at The Austin Room, Braeburn Theatre, Braeburn Primary School. Take bus/mat 46 to Kawangware and alight at Braeburn Primary School.
This is a wonderful movie that is sure to have a lively discussion to follow!
“The Horse Boy does more than chronicle Rowan and his parents’ journey across the vast, wild landscape of Mongolia. It delves into the strange world of autism itself, the relationship between humans and animals and between different cultures and different ways of being (autistic vs. normal, or “neuro-typical”), and the nature of healing. Audiences hear the varied theories on autism from the experts in the field, well-known researchers of autism such as Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen of Cambridge University; Dr. Temple Grandin, recovered autist and professor of animal behavior at Colorado State University; and anthropologist and researcher Roy Richard Grinker of George Washington University. But above all, The Horse Boy tells the story of a couple that goes to the end of the earth to find a way into their son’s life.”
More information about this movie on IMDB
There are no advance tickets, it is first come first serve, so come early!
The Embassy of Spain in Nairobi is happy to invite you to the second performance of KwaUNO, a unique contemporary African dance show inspired on flamenco music, through which we will encounter different rhythms, cultures and feelings.
As the result of an innovative cultural cooperation project between the Embassy and Kenyan Zakale Za Dance Company, KwaUNO will take us to a new space in which music, dances and voices will mix to explore universal ties and emotions.
This new performance will come two days after the 12th of October, Spain’s National Day. We really hope that this event shall mark a new celebration for Spanish culture in Kenya.
WHEN: Friday 14th October 2011 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm).
WHERE: Main Theatre of Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington, Nairobi
Free entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Embassy of Spain in Nairobi is happy to invite you to the première of KwaUNO, a contemporary African dance show inspired on Flamenco music, through which we will encounter different rhythms, cultures and feelings. As the result of an innovative cultural cooperation project between the Embassy and Kenyan Zakale Za Dance Company, KwaUNO will take us to a new space in which music, dances and voices will mix to explore universal ties and emotions.
WHEN: 5th August 2011 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
WHERE: Main Theatre of Breaburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington, Nairobi
Free entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Date: July 2, 2011
Venue: Braeburn Theatre
Location: Braeburn School off Gitanga Rd
Tickets: KShs 1000
Contacts: 0770 300 714 (for advance tickets and more info)
What others have said about the show:
“Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and not only because the show tackles important issues, but because it does so in a wonderfully fresh manner, at once funny, thought-provoking, and subversive! Subversive because you’re causing us Kenyans to remember (and you know how quickly we like to sweep things under the carpet), to think/rethink, to question and to laugh at the “truths” that we believe about ourselves. Along with building superhighways, we must also build our spirit, our confidence, and our values as Kenyans, as human beings. Your performance made me very proud to be Kenyan!!-Rose Maruru
Date: June 10, 2011
Venue: Braeburn Theatre
Tickets: Kshs 1000
Advance Tickets available at: Pesapal, Savannah (Loita, Upperhill & UN) & Dormans (Junction & Westgate)
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Written and Directed by Sitawa Namwalie, the author celebrated ‘Cut Off My Tongue’
Date: Friday 4th March 2011
Venue: Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Rd.
Contact Tel./M-Pesa no.: 0722 531 277
‘Homecoming’ is a dramatization of 14 poems infused with music and movement. It talks to themes that range from the tragedy of a colonial post, a nation gripped in cycle of violence and forgetting, identity and self deception.