~ ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC ~
A BUSY WEEK AT THE ACADEMY!
SATURDAY 25 MARCH AT 6.30 P.M.
OSCARS AT THE ACADEMY: LA LA LAND
As an Academy fund-raiser, there will be a special showing of the Oscar-winning film with a red carpet, snacks and drinks!
Tickets from the Academy: $10.00
WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH AT 6.00 P.M.
The second in the series of historical dinner talks will cover the early days of the present city of Bulawayo from the time of the Matabele Rebellion through to 1940. There will be a two-course dinner.
Tickets are $25 per head, available from the Academy (cash or swipe machine) or by calling/whatsapping Violette on 0772851609 (Ecocash, cash, RTGS), with proceeds going to the Bulawayo Help Network.
THURSDAY 30 MARCH AT 5.15 P.M.
ACADEMY STUDENT CONCERT
The end-of-term concert will also include the Girls’ College Music Group and performers from Eastview School as well as the Academy’s own students ranging from classical cello to pop vocals!
The March draw for the 50 Club will take place after the concert and before…
THURSDAY 30 MARCH AT 7.00 P.M.
THE DA VINCI CODE
The murder of a curator at the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected since the days of Christ. Only the victim’s granddaughter and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle the clues he left behind. The two become both suspects and detectives searching for not only the murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect.
“They say The Da Vinci Code has sold more copies than any book since the Bible. Dan Brown’s novel is utterly preposterous; Ron Howard’s movie is preposterously entertaining.” [Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]
FRIDAY 31 MARCH AT 6.30 P.M.
ANDRÉ RIEU LIVE IN VIENNA
Live in Vienna was recorded at the Hofburg Palace, the seat of Austrian imperial power and the music is accordingly almost all Viennese – Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, Mozart, Robert Stolz and many others, and room is also found for The Sound of Music! – against the background of the most beautiful, stylish scenery you can imagine.
“What can I say that hasn’t been said before? It’s Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. If it’s your kind of music (and if it’s not, there must be something wrong with you), you’ll love it.” [Amazon review]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
Dinner available during the interval ($10.00): Chicken, vegetable and cashew nut stir fry with rice or noodles. Scones with jam and cream. Must be ordered in advance!
SATURDAY 1 APRIL AT 6.00 P.M.
FAREWELL CONCERT FOR DEON MARCUS & ADRI BOTHA
Sadly, both Adri and Deon will be leaving Bulawayo in early April. They will be joined by friends for this farewell concert including Rose Green, Jessie Ndlovu, Emma Price, Dorothy Sikwela, Graham Bishop, Pieter Cloete and Jan Cloete.
The programme will include:
Haydn: Andante molto from Trio in C Major
Schubert: Entr’acte from Rosamunde
Mozart: Fantasie in D minor
Albeniz: Recuerdos de la Viaje
Deon Marcus: Ballade in C minor
Handel: Ombra mai fu
Cello Solo TBA
Frank: Panis Angelicus
Plus a selection that will include Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Love Changes Everything, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Miserables, Jealously, Return to Sorrento, John Denver’s Perhaps Love and, for extra measure, A Love Until the End of Time and O Mio Babbino Caro! And of course Dawn from Pride & Prejudice!
Admission: $5.00 – no advance booking
Wine and cheese will be available after the concert, the latter as part of the ticket price, the former at a modest price!