The Johannesburg Musical Society will resume its 2014 season with an adventurous programme on Saturday, August 16, at 8pm in the Linder Auditorium.
Master-flautist Cobus du Toit and prize-winning guitarist Patrick Sutton will play a programme that expresses the many moods of both North and South America. Their programme will invite the audience to join them on a journey to the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, the passionate folk dances of Venezuela, the cold waters off Cape Cod and the inspiring folk music of the Appalachian Mountains.
Cobus du Toit, praised for his “crystalline tone and his innate sense of musical style”, is a multiple prize-winner who has degrees from both the University of Pretoria and Colorado State University. He is currently Principal Flute with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra and is also a member of the highly-regarded Antero Winds.
Patrick Sutton is the winner of several important guitar competitions and has worked with some of today’s most important composers for his instrument, including Robert Beaser, Ricardo Iznaola, Gilbert Biberian and Stephen Goss. He plays regularly with Cobus du Toit and they are both passionate about exploring the world of chamber music.
On August 16 they will be playing Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Histoire du Tango’, Toru Takemitsu’s ‘Toward the Sea’, Maximo Pujol’s ‘Dos Aires Candomberos’ and Robert Beaser’s ‘Mountain Songs’.
* To book, visit http://online.computicket.com/web/event/cobus_du_toit_flute/789859736/0/58170728. The box office opens for sales one hour before the start on Saturday, August 16. Note that there is no credit card facility at the Linder.
For more information about the Johannesburg Musical Society or about this concert, call 083 228 2917, or 011 728 5492; or visit www.jms.org.za.
The Linder Auditorium is situated on 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.