Niël Rademan was the head of the Suidoosterfees in Cape Town for the past four years, but has decided to make his return to the stage as pianist and singer after this administrative period in his life. He has performed all over Europe: Netherlands, France, Switzerland and England in different genres – from opera to Cabaret. Now he is planning a series of concerts in different parts of South Africa.
‘Rademan’ is a production focusing on the crossover genre of Cabaret, classical music and lighter popular music featuring Corneil Müller (cello), (piano and voice), Lucas Heinen (accordion) and Louis Jones (percussion). Where is the place that these genres meet?
This group of musicians move between and merges the above mentioned genres. Each instrumentalist is well trained and together they have sought to create a fusion “as never heard before.” Think Brell, Piazzola, Lieder, Gypsy sounds and traditional music all fused together. The music is meant to be accessible, reflecting and aesthetically beautiful. This production comments on society in a subtle way and aims to give advise to these who want to read between the lines: Wise people don’t think that they need advise, fools never ask for it…
* Performances will take place on July 27 at 7pm at Welgemeend, Welgemeend Street; and August 2 at 7pm at Musikhaus Heuer, Stellenbosch.
Tickets for both concerts are R210 p.p and can be booked via firstname.lastname@example.org, or 079 697 1574.