Having recovered from the most exciting (and exhausting) 50th Jubilee last December, the planning for this year is in full swing.
For those that have not heard it through the press:
The Musikwoche is moving to Namib High School opposite of the church, where we always have our Sunday concert. This was necessary as we ran out of space (for more information please see our press release here). Concerts will therefore also take place at the Hanjo Böhlke Aula of the Namib High School.
Registration starts on the 29th of July online, for those registering online and paying via EFT, these are our bank details:
Account number: 800 300 9497
Bank code: 481 772
The following lecturers have already fully committed, the list will be added on, as we receive confirmations.
Musical Director: Alexander Fokkens, SA
Choir Master: Dr Andre Thomas, USA
Concert Band: Nici Coleman, SA
Junior Musical Director: Hendi Krog, SA
Jazz Band / Saxophones: Ulrich Petermann, D
Concert Master / 1st Violins: Denise Sutton, SA
2nd violins: Nicole D’Oliveira, NAM
Viola: Erin Torres
Cello: Caleb Vaughn-Jones, USA
Double Bass: Zanelle Britz
Flute / Woodwinds: Bridget Rennie Salonen
Oboe / Bassoon: John Rojas
Director of Brass: Dr. Eric McIntyre
2nd Brass / Trombone: Michael Nixon, SA
Percussion: Daniel Nambassi
Strings Junior Orchestra: Elmarie van der Vyver
Recorder Junior Orchester: Dr Mariè McLachlan
Assistant Choir: Theodore Cookson, NAM
Assistant Concert Band: Caryn Pretorius
Assistant Violins: Bianca Wesley-Smith
Assistant Violins: Lwazi Mkula, SA
Assistant Cello: Lynne Dobson, SA
Assistant Trumpet: Christin Mercedes Röhl
Assistant Horn: Shannon Thebus
Assistant Junior Orchestra: Kevin Gersteling
What program can we expect for this Musikwoche? Well, there is of course the obligatory waltz, this year we will hear Strauss jnr. “The Blue Danube” – an homage to Alexander Fokkens, who laid the foundation for the obligatory waltz with this very first one at his first appearance seven years ago. This year we are looking at the ballet and hence will hear the “Waltz of the Flowers” and the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, both by Tchaikovsky. A second waltz will be the waltz from “Sleeping Beauty”, also by Tchaikovsky.
Additionally, planned is the “Serenade for Strings” – 2nd movement by Edward Elgar.
As always, we will have a joint Choir & Grand Orchestra piece, you will find more about that as a final decision has been taken.
The Concert Dates:
13.12.2015: Lecturer Concert, 19h00 at the Hanjo Böhlke Aula (Namib High School)
14.12.2015: Open Air Brass Festival, 16h00 at the Amphitheatre
14.12.2015: Jazz Concert, 19h00 at Haus der Jugend
15.12.2015: Junior & Ensemble Concert, 18h30 at the Hanjo Böhlke Aula (Namib High School)
16.12.2015: Final Concert, 19h00 at the Hanjo Böhlke Aula (Namib High School)
17.12.2015: Final Concert, 19h00 at the Hanjo Böhlke Aula (Namib High School)
18.12.2015: Church Concert, 10h00 at the Lutheran Church, Otavi st. no 9
As of the 1st of December you can order by phone every morning between 9h00 and 12h00, the cell phone number will be announced closer to the time.
As of the 8th of December you find us in the entrance of the Namib High School between 9h00 and 12h00 every morning (except Sunday, the 11th).
Ticket prices are N$ 80.- per ticket.
Looking forward to seeing you – for yet another fantastic music festival and the only of its kind!
Your Musikwoche Team