#ICYMI: Line-up for Wits School of Arts’ Music Concert Series 2017

SMOOTH SOUNDS: Sisonki Xonti plays the saxophone at Wits.

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The much-anticipated Wits School of Arts' Music Concert Series 2017 has arrived and brings with it an exciting array of music events that will please discerning music lovers and inspire new audiences alike.

There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy, experience and discover.

Make March memorable with two not-to-be-missed productions, New York Round Midnight by internationally recognised saxophonist, Karendra Devroop at the Wits Theatre on 10 March; and From Sea to Shining Sea, which features a variety of compositional styles and regional flavours of American art song composers at the Wits Atrium on the 22 March.

April, with all its holidays, offers ample opportunity to enjoy the masterful performance of Addison Frei on his South African tour at the Wits Great Hall on 7 April; and The Andre Petersen Quartet, which features award-winning jazz pianist, and recently appointed Wits lecturer, Andre Petersen at the Wits Great Hall on the 11 April.

The Wits Trio will perform on 20 August at The Wits Atrium, featuring Malcolm Nay on piano, Zanta Hofmeyr on violin and Maciej Lacny on cello. The Wits Trio delivers an unforgettable music experience.

Since they started on their chamber music circuit in 2012, they have developed a loyal following and this event is a much-anticipated part of the Division of Music Concert Series.

September sees Dizu Plaatjies – Ibuyambo Ensemble perform at The Wits Theatre on 19 September. Based in Cape Town, the Ibuyambo Ensemble is a traditional ensemble led by former Amampondo leader, Dizu Plaatjies. The five-piece group performs traditional, neo-traditional and original African songs. Virtually all instruments are handmade out of wood, animal skins, seeds and hand-beaten metal. Joburg audiences will have a rare opportunity to experience some of the best performances of marimba, mbira, akadinda, umrhubhe, uhadi and African drumming. Don't forget the very popular free Wednesday lunch hour concerts at the Wits Great Hall from 1.15pm each week, open to students and the public.

Don't miss out on this year's shows.

Comment on the City Buzz Facebook page and let us know how much you love shows at Wits.

Details: www.wits.ac.za/witstheatre; www.webtickets.co.za

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