Retelling Telemann's Tale

Retelling Telemann’s Tale...

With the Odeion Baroque Ensemble

12 November 2017



The Odeion Baroque Ensemble presents this concert titled Retelling Telemann’s Tale... consisting of some of the most appealing works by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). This concert falls with the 250th anniversary of his death.

During the concert the Namibian/South African narrator, Dorian Haarhoff, will elucidate on Telemann’s life and works. Tenor Lance Phillip will perform two sacred solo cantatas with organ (one with oboe and one with recorder). A Trio Sonata with an extraordinary setting for harpsichord, oboe and organ will be included. This will be followed by a quartet for bassoon, oboe, violin and continuo - an exceptional work with beautiful bassoon solos.

The rest of the programme will consist of concertos. The Double Concerto for recorder and bassoon is probably one of the Telemann’s most popular works due to the skilful manner in which Telemann interweaved these two instruments’ parts. The Double Concerto for oboe and violin is seldom performed, because it is unfinished. This will be followed by the Violin Concerto in G minor and the programme will be appropriately concluded with a composition named Conclusion. Telemann named it as such because it is the last work in his series Tafelmusik. Conclusion is a short concerto for two recorders.

Members of the Odeion Baroque Ensemble include Maretha Krige (harpsichord), Petrus Krige (recorder), Kobus Malan (oboe & recorder), Brahm Henkins (bassoon), Elspeth Neary (violin), Tilla Henkins (cello), Lance Phillip (tenor & organ) and Francois Henkins (violin).


  • R80 (adults)
  • *R60 (UFS staff)
  • *R50 (pensioners, students, learners and block bookings of 10+)

Tickets available at Computicket or online at

*Please note that tickets for pensioners, students, learners and UFS staff can only be purchased at a Computicket outlet (Shoprite Checkers) or at the doors since a valid card or ID has to be presented to qualify for the above mentioned discount.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)

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