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Nairobi Orchestra is opening its 15/16 season with a couple of new works to its repertoire. Vaughan Williams’ ‘A London Symphony’ provides an opportunity for a full orchestra (including harp, cor anglais and contrabasson (not that we have one of those!)) to come together and paint a picture through music of London as it was in the early 1900s.
Rodrigo’s beautiful ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’, whilst being a new work to Nairobi Orchestra, will also mark the first time (I think) that we’ve featured the guitar as the solo instrument. We will be welcoming UK guitarist, Sam Brown, to join us in this.
UK conductor, Steve Dummer, will once again be coming to Nairobi. We have very much enjoyed working under Steve in the past (this will be his 3rd visit), his enthusiasm, encouragement and energy being the mark of his conducting style, and also the means by which he draws more musicality out of us. Those who were at the June ‘14 concerts may well remember the audience participation that he encouraged during our encore piece of the Cancan from ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’!
And we will be featuring our latest (and very long awaited) acquisition – a set of pedal timps, with the opening lines of Strauss’ ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’, best known for its use in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This wonderful cocktail should provide a very enjoyable evening / afternoon of music.
Saturday 7th November 7pm
Sunday 8th November 3pm
Dates: 21st and 22nd August, 2015
Venue: Braeburn Theatre
Tickets: Ksh500 Till number – 584826
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kenya Conservatoire of Music launches Fret Venture – Time Through Music concert. Fret Venture is an annual concert hosting performances of guitar students which is in its 5th great year. This year the event will be held on;
Date: Saturday, 16th May 2015
Venue: Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road
Time: at 7:00 pm
Advance ticket: Kshs.800/-
At the door: Kshs. 1,000/-
The event will feature performances from a wide variety of genres and eras with the guitar as the base instrument. From solo performances to band arrangements the program will have 25 songs that cover jazz, rock, pop, R&B, funk, afro and reggae. It will encourage the musicians to notate their arrangements as it prepares them for the professional stage. Our teacher Manaseh Uzele arranges all the pieces performed in the concert.
You are invited with your family and friends to this exciting event!
Advance tickets are available at the Conservatoire office from 1st to 9th May.
Payments should be made to The Kenya Conservatoire of Music Mpesa Paybill
Business Number: 316550
Account Number: FVC2015
The piece was commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein who lost his right-arm during World War 1. It will be performed for the first time in Kenya.
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.