800 musos heading to the KZN Midlands for the Michaelhouse Music Festival

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The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic will be performing at the Michaelhouse Music Festival.

Music lovers will be heading to the hills for the third annual Michaelhouse Music Festival, taking place over the month-end April long weekend. The four-day festival kicks off on Freedom day on Thursday, 27 April and concludes on Sunday, 30 April. Continue reading

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Enjoy a weekend of magical music at Michaelhouse in the KZN Midlands

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Rubber Duc will be performing at the Michaelhouse Music Festival.

Music lovers are invited to head to the hills for the third annual Michaelhouse Music Festival, taking place over the month-end April long weekend. The four-day festival kicks off on Freedom Day on Thursday, 27 April and concludes on Sunday, 30 April.

Pietermaritzburg’s very own Idols star and student teacher and last year’s winner of Idols SA season 12, Noma Khumalo, who will be joined by legendary vocalist, Sibongile Khumalo.

Big names that will be performing at the festival are Cape Town based live electronic duo, The Kiffness, Easy Freak (a new Durban-based two-piece performing an eclectic mix of funk/pop/soul/electro and other sounds combined) and Rubber Duc, an independent, fresh, four-piece band.

Also on the bill is Michaelhouse’s very own Pillar Box Red comprising of four pupils.

Ending the festival on a high note will be Africa’s foremost professional orchestra, the KZN Philharmonic led jointly by maestro Richard Cock and Michaelhouse’s William Silk.

For more information like the festival’s Facebook page: Michaelhouse Music Festival, contact the school on 033 234 1000 or log on to www.michaelhouse.org.

Tickets are available to purchase from www.tickethut.co.za/michaelhouse

Richard Cock shares anecdotes from a life of conducting at Caversham Mill

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Maestro Richard Cock.

Caversham Mill Restaurant in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal midlands is hosting Conduct Unbecoming! narrated by Richard Cock at 8 pm on Thursday, April 21.

The conductor, who will also be taking part in the Michaelhouse Music Festival, will be telling stories and anecdotes from the world of conductors.

Guests will also be treated to a guest performance by The Philip Cox Trio, which will be launching their album, Top Drawer.

Top Drawer promises so much yet delivers more, the devotion of each musician in the show comes together to create an experience that delights audiences and reminds that contemporary music in South Africa is vibrant and alive!

Tickets are R120, which excludes dinner, which can be ordered off the al a carte menu. Book at 033 234 4524 or 072 125 3392.