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Big Band Festival held at Music Department
Author: Music Department / Musiekdepartement
Published: 29/08/2019

From 4-6 September, the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) presents a Big Band Workshop and Festival at Stellenbosch University (SU), with courses in arranging, composition, conducting and performance. The workshop faculty consists of Felicia Lesch, Amanda Tiffin and Natalie Rungan.

This forms part of SASRIM's annual congress, hosted by Stellenbosch University's Music Department this year. The public are warmly invited to attend the talks, demonstrations, panel sessions and performance lectures that will take place from 4 to 7 September. More details are available on

The workshop culminates in a Big Band concert with the Stellenbosch University Jazz Band and Guests on Friday, 6 September, in the Endler Hall. The programme includes five world premieres of works written specifically for this event, by Claire Röntsch, Clara Marincowitz, Nicky Schrire, Haydon Harvey and Keith Moss. The Lady Day Big Band from Cape Town will make a guest appearance.

The audience can look forward to hearing old favorites for Big Band as well as brand new works written by young, emerging composers, performed by a dynamic group of Stellenbosch students and professional musicians. This is South African Jazz at its best – a performance not to be missed!

Tickets for R60 (regular) and R40 (students and pensioners) are available now through Computicket and at the door. For more information contact Fiona Grayer at or 021 808 2358.