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BEN SCHOEMAN & FRIENDS
 
Mozart & Beethoven Piano solo & Chamber Music
 
Sunday 14 October 15:00
 

Johan Ferreira (Oboe)
Lizet Smith (Clarinet)
Jaco van Staden (Horn)
Esther Watkinson (Bassoon)

Leaders of the GPO woodwinds

Brooklyn Theatre celebrates Ben Schoeman’s return to South Africa with a welcoming concert. For this exciting venture, Ben is joined by the leading woodwind players in the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra.

The programme comprises a fine selection of solo piano and chamber works by Beethoven and Mozart, exquisite music, reflecting the apex of the Classical period.

Patrons can be assured of another top drawer classical concert at Brooklyn Theatre. Indulge your senses in masterful music making of the highest order.

L van Beethoven (1770-1827):

  • Piano Sonata no. 7 in D major, Op. 10, no. 3
  • Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon in E flat major, Op. 16

Interval

WA Mozart (1756-1791):

  • Piano Sonata no. 13 in B flat major, K. 333
  • Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon in E flat major, K. 452

Ticket sales:

Sunday, 14 October 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R280   Block B (Adult) - R250
Block A (Senior) - R250   Block B (Senior)- R230
Block A (Student) - R225   Children/Scholars/Students - R120
 

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Biography: Ben Schoeman

The South African pianist and Steinway Artist Ben Schoeman is a senior lecturer in music at the University of Pretoria. He won several awards, including the first grand prize in the 11th UNISA International Piano Competition, Pretoria (2008), the gold medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, London (2009), the Standard Bank Young Artist Award (2011), the contemporary music prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, USA (2013), and the Huberte Rupert Prize from the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016). He has given solo, chamber music and concerto performances in such prestigious concert halls as the Wigmore, Barbican, Cadogan and Queen Elizabeth Halls in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Gulbenkian Auditorium in Lisbon, Teatro Vittoria in Turin, the Durban and Cape Town City Halls and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. He has performed at many international festivals such as City of London, Edinburgh Fringe, Chester, Enescu Bucharest, Grahamstown and Ottawa. In 2016, he obtained a doctorate in music from City, University of London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a thesis on the piano works of the eminent South African composer Stefans Grové. His solo album, featuring works of Franz Liszt, is available on iTunes and he has recorded music of Rubinstein and Rachmaninoff with cellist Anzél Gerber.