Vivaldi celebrated in final concert

The Odeion Baroque Ensemble will celebrate Vivaldi in their final concert.

The Odeion Baroque Ensemble will end off the year on a celebratory note with its final concert, titled Viva Vivaldi, to be held in the Odeion on 28 November 2019 at 19:30.

As the name indicates, the concert will celebrate some of Vivaldi’s greatest works for solo instruments, choir and orchestra (conducted by Lance Phillip).

The Odeion School of Music says in a statement the programme contains solo concertos, concertos for more than one instrument and works for choir and chamber orchestra.
“The solo concertos for violin (Francois Henkins), recorder (Petrus Krige) and oboe (Johan Ferreira) reflect the typical beauty of Vivaldi’s music. The double concerto in G minor for violoncello and bassoon will be performed by Tilla Henkins and Brahm Henkins.

“An exquisite work on the programme is the sparkling concerto in D major for four solo instruments: violin, recorder, oboe and bassoon. The Four Seasons (Le Quattro Stagioni) has been arranged by Petrus Krige in a very attractive way.”

The programme will conclude with four works for choir and chamber orchestra. The Cathedral Singers, lead by Lance Phillip, will then join the chamber orchestra with the work, Domine, a set for double choir and double orchestra, and the evergreen Gloria will conclude the programme. This concert is dedicated to Kobus Malan, who, for decades played a prominent role in Bloemfontein, performing Baroque music, not as oboist only, but as recorder player as well.

Tickets for the concert are available at Computicket or online at for R130 (adults), R70 (pensioners and UFS staff) and R50 (students, learners and block bookings of 10+).
For more information call Ninette Pretorius on 051-401-2504.