Arnold Bosman Commemorative Concert

Arnold Bosman Commemorative Concert
6 February 2010
Anglican Cathedral (St. Georges Street)

On 6 Febraury 2010, the UFS Department of Muisc will present a special memorial concert in honour of Arnold Bosman, renowned conductor and pianist. It is fitting to present this concert to commemmorate Arnold’s death 5 years ago on 4 February 2005 in Italy. During this occassion, Arnold’s father, dr. Willem Bosman, will donate his son’s musical inheritance to the UFS. Arnold, a former South African, has developed, especially during the last decade of his life, as a diverse and prominent musical figure and as both performer and conductor he made a significant contribution to musical performance and research in Italy.

This special concert aims to highlight his stature, contribution and to commemorate his legacy. Therefore it has been compiled in such a way as to fittingly elucidate Arnold’s musical preferences and activities.

The first half of the programme consist of solo compositions and songs where a replica of a fortepiano (one of Arnold’s favourite instruments) will be used. Musicians who will perform include Deirdré Blignaut (soprano), Nicol Viljoen (fortepiano & organ), John Reid Coulter (fortepiano), Human Coetzee (cello), Lance Phillip (tenor) and Willie Viljoen (countertenor). In the second half of the programme, the ever popular Fauré Requiem will be performed by the Ars Nova Consort under the leadership of Lance Phillip with organist Jan Beukes.


Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 – 401 2504) 


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