Stockton Revealed is an unique concert with a variety of Classical and Jazz compositions by well known celebrated composer and pianist, Noel Stockton.
Stockton has established a wide reputation as a leading arranger, composer, performer, teacher and Jazz educator. He has been involved in all spheres of music for over fifty years.
Born in Benoni, Stockton was a member of many well known South African bands in his youth, and broadcast extensively during the fifties and sixties. Subsequently he has conducted, arranged and composed, and performed for jazz ensembles, symphony orchestras and wind bands.
SAMRO commissions include Manguang Suite, Concerto for Stageband premièred in 1994, by the Cape Town Jazz Orchestra Conversation Piece, Sol Y Sombra. Other compositions include Adagio for Strings, South African Folk Song Rhapsody, Invictus for Jazz quartet and Symphony Orchestra, Gossip for Saxophone and String Orchestra and Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano.
Productions as music director and conductor include Pacofs Goes Pop, Noel Stockton Big Band Shows I and II, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Snoopy!, Die Goue Kring, Met Permissie Gesê, Romeo and Juliet, Brommer in die Boord, Nathaniel and Stockton in Concert, Grease, The Wiz, Sound of Music for Eunice High School and Flamenco – Jazz Fiesta .
Stockton was a member of the PACOFS Symphony Orchestra and Senior Lecturer at the Musicon in Bloemfontein for 17 years, and lecturer in Jazz Studies and Theory at the University of the Free State and Pretoria University.
Musicians who will perform, include Noel Stockton, the Nöthling-Strydom Duo with Danrè Strydom and Grethe Nöthling, Francois Henkins, Elspeth Neary, Anna van Niekerk, Anmari van der Westhuizen, Tilla Henkins, Geruan Geldenhuys, Xavier Cloete, Marco D’Angelo, George Foster, Petro Engelbrecht, Lesley-Ann Mathews and Jasmin Antonie.
The concert will take place on 4 March at the Odein starting at 16:00. Costs are R70 for adults, R50 for pensioners, R50 for UFS staff and R40 for students and learners.
Tickets available at Computicket or online at http://online.computicket.com/web/
For more information contact Ninette Pretorius at 051 401 2504.