Archive for January 11, 2013
The Nairobi Children’s Orchestra is the main initiative of Music Education Services Kenya Limited, MES-K. MES-K will also run instrumental teacher education programmes, advanced ensemble workshops and support systems for teaching resources, academic discourse and general instrumental performance education. The mission of the Nairobi children’s orchestra is to develop a social, cultural, economic awareness and cohesion through music. Its core mandate is to develop high standards of instrument education and performance in Kenya by building strong musical foundations and instrument discipline from an early age. The orchestra, open to children between 5 and 13 Years old, will also consist of an Orchestra Director, Consultant Conductors and Instrument Tutors. It will run for 3 sessions in a year. Each session will have ten rehearsals, one per week for ten weeks. There will be a break after five consecutive weeks and a concert at the end of the term. Rehearsals will be every Saturday morning between 9 am and 12 noon. The tutorial rehearsals will be 90 minutes long; however, there will be a break before sectional rehearsals and workshops, these will last for one hour. The First session will run from 12th January 2013 to 23rd March 2013. The final Date will also constitute a public concert. The Costs per child is Ksh1500 per week, which amounts to Ksh 15000 per term. This amount takes into account all the costs incurred in the training of the children and preparation of the concert at the end of the term. Registration is ongoing.
Interested parties are requested to fill the application form attached herewith. http://www.musiceducation.co.ke/register.html.
For further information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There was a tremendous response from the Nairobi Music Society Christmas concert audience on hearing Zachariah Kariithi’s glorious voice. Zak has been part of the Adler-Buchmann International Program for Outstanding Foreign Students since 2008 and has won many prizes since then, also appearing as soloist with professional orchestras.
The Nairobi Music Society are delighted to announce that he will be giving a recital at Kenton College at 3.00 pm on Sunday, 13th January, with pianist Paul Nduati. It is a wonderfully varied and unusual programme, with items from the classic lieder repertoire such as Schumann’s Dichterliebe, as well as songs by Schubert and Brahms and arias from operas by Mozart, Verdi and Stravinsky. Much more rarely heard are songs from Ravel’s Don Quixotte and two works modern composers.
Not to be missed especially as he will be leaving Kenya again soon, to continue his singing studies in Europe.
WORD UP LIVE! takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month at Dass The Ethiopian Restaurant in Westlands.
The main purpose of the event is to give exposure and market both upcoming and established Poets, Musicians & all other forms of artistic arts. Established artists are given an opportunity to come and talk about their Video, CD launchs, their next Concerts and also mentor upcoming artists.
Theme: Afro-Jazz Night
Date: 19th January Time: 6:30-9:30pm Entry: 300 ksh
Featured Artists & Poets: Jemedari Muziki, Makeeda & Band, RixPoet, Teardrops, Raya Wambui, Ricardo Benon, Blaq Hawq, Chagala, Gazlum Mfalme. Mc: Pierra Mackenna
For Advance Tickets or Directions Call: Ricardo Benon on 0701606346
A sculpting tutorial and demonstration of contemporary Nigerian sculpting methods instructed by Phillips Nzekwe
Dates: January 16 – 21, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust Centre for the Visual Arts
Time: 10 am-4 pm daily
Location: Denis Pritt Rd, Hurlingham
Registration fee is Ksh 500-booking by ADVANCE PAYMENTS only.
Contacts: 0720121277 RSVP before January 15, 2013 [Mpesa accepted]
Nzekwe uses a variety of materials including gravel and sawdust to produce a series of sculptures that aim at creating a link between our past, present and future through an exploration of the formal elements.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.