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Free Concert: Reflections of a Legend:46664

 

2018 marked the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela, and the Odeion String Quartet presented performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and Vryfees in Bloemfontein commemorating Mandela’s centenary with a retrospective music production titled Reflections on a Legend: 46664. The performances honoured the late statesman with a musical juxtaposition on the combination of his prison number 466/64, with a chamber ensemble attributed to each number. The narration is meticulously curated to avoid politics, but rather concentrated on Mandela’s personal life, looking at his character traits that represented hope, courage, love and sacrifice.

Music

4- string quartet by Michael Stimpson titled Robben Island

6- string sextet by Antonin Dvorak in A major op.48 I- Allegro- moderato

6- string sextet by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky in D minor Op.70 II Adagio cantabile e con moto

6- string sextet by Johannes Brahms in B flat major Op.18 II- Andante, ma moderato

4- string quartet by Matthis van Dijk titled Reflections Of A Moment

Details of the event:

Friday  15 February 2019

19:00

Odeion Auditorium, Bloemfontein Campus

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