Stockton Revealed

Stockton Revealed

4 March 2018

Odeion

16:00

Stockton Revealed is an unique concert with a variety of Classical and Jazz compositions by well known celebrated composer and pianist, Noel Stockton.

Noel 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, Noel 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 (compositions) include Manguang Suite (premièred and conducted by Dr F Fennell, USA), Concerto for Stageband premièred in 1994, by the Cape Town Jazz Orchestra Conversation Piece (Suite for String Quartet and Clarinet), Sol Y Sombra (Suite for String Quartet, Castanets and Clarinet.). Other compositions include Adagio for Strings, South African Folk Song Rhapsody, Invictus (orchestral prelude) for Jazz quartet and Symphony Orchestra, Gossip for Saxophone and String Orchestra and Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano.

Productions as music director/conductor include Pacofs Goes Pop, Noel Stockton Big Band Shows I and II, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Snoopy!!!!!, Die Goue Kring (also composer), 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.

Noel 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 (piano), the Nöthling-Strydom Duo (with Danrè Strydom – clarinet and Grethe Nöthling – piano), Francois Henkins (violin), Elspeth Neary (violin), Anna van Niekerk (viola), Anmari van der Westhuizen (cello), Tilla Henkins (cello), Geruan Geldenhuys (flute), Xavier Cloete (bassoon), Marco D’Angelo (trumpet), George Foster (tuba), Petro Engelbrecht (piano), Lesley-Ann Mathews (piano) and Jasmin Antonie (castanets).

PROGRAMME:

  • Six short pieces for Violin and Piano
  • Antiphonals for Trumpet and Piano
  • Diversions for Violin, Recorder and Piano
  • Invocation and Chant for solo V’Cello and Bembe
  • Three pieces for Clarinet and Piano
  • Sonatina for Tuba and Euphonium (Bassoon)
  • Sol Y Sombra Suite (in honour of Uys Krige)
  • Dance suite for Flute and String Quartet

ADMISSION

  • R70 (adults)
  • *R50 (pensioners)
  • *R50 (UFS staff)
  • *R40 (students, learners and block bookings of 10+)

Tickets available at Computicket or online at http://online.computicket.com/web/

*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.

ENQUIRIES

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)