International Clarinet Extravaganza

The second INTERNATIONAL CLARINET EXTRAVAGANZA will take place from 28 January until 1 February 2020 at the UFS ODEION SCHOOL OF MUSIC (OSM) in Bloemfontein under the curatorship of Dr Danré Strydom.

The international mentors and soloists for the Extravaganza will be performing in several concerts during the festival:

Concert 1

International soloists with piano
30 January 2020
Entrance: Free
Program: Mendelssohn, Mangani, Weber, Hanssens
Soloists: Eddy Vanoosthuyse (Belgium), Danré Strydom (South Africa), Danielle Roussouw (South Africa), Severine Sierens (Belgium), Bence Szepesi (Hungary)
Collaborative pianists: Anneke Lamont, Cèzarre Strydom, Lesley-Ann Botha, Jana Mathee

Concert 2

Clarinet, String Quartet & Canapés
31 January 2020
Entrance R295.00 (includes canapés/bowl food)
Book by 25/01/2020 –
Program: Weber, Mozart, Brahms, Grign
Clarinet Soloists with the Odeion String Quartet

Concert 3

Gala concert with the Free State Symphony Orchestra
1 February 2020
Entrance: Free
Program: Molter, Bach, Schreiner, Frost, Weber
The program will include a performance of Bach’s Concerto for four pianos (Anneke Lamont, Cezarre Strydom, Lesley-Ann Botha, Jana Mathee).
The festival clarinet choir will also be part of the programme, celebrating Beethoven.

Danré Strydom, the clarinet and saxophone lecturer at the OSM, stated the main objectives of the festival is to expose South African clarinet players, from beginners to advanced, as well as teachers and lecturers, to international clarinet trends and excellent artistry. Apart from the artistic events and masterclasses, workshops will also be presented regarding technical aspects with reference to mouthpieces, instruments, reeds and other equipment.

Further information re the soloists:

The official accompanists for the extravaganza will be Dr Anneke Lamont and Lesley-Ann Botha of the OSM, Dr Jana Mathee of the North-West University School of Music as well as Cézarre Strydom from the Paul Roos Gymnasium (Stellenbosch).

Detailed information about the complete programme and all the international artists and mentors can be acquired from the official Facebook Page Za-International-Clarinet-Extravaganza.


The official partners for the event are the OSM, FSSO, Odeion String Quartet, OSM Camerata, Buffet Crampon, RZ instruments, Arts Trust, Rupert Foundation, and the International Clarinet Association.

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