Quartet to perform at Guild Theatre

Onaipo Productions, collaboration with the East London Guild Theatre, will be presenting their new production Symphony of the Keys on November 23.

TEAMWORK: From left, Jacques du Plessis, Angela Kobus, Jo Stemmet and Hayley White will be performing at the Guild Theatre on November 23

Jacques du Plessis, Angela Kobus, Jo Stemmet and Hayley White will be presenting work from famous composers such as Beethoven and Mozart, specially written for eight hands on four pianos.

“A performance such as this is seldom seen or heard and it is somewhat of an anomaly,” said du Plessis.

“The piano is mostly a solo instrument or used for accompaniment and it’s not often that pianists are able to perform together on their own pianos.”

Kobus said that most of the music that will be performed can only be performed by four pianists.

“Apart from original compositions, we’ll be performing an arrangement of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony,” added White.

“These works were originally composed for a full symphony orchestra and so to perform them as a piano ensemble allows for some interesting interpretive choices.

Stemmet said that working with her three colleagues has been a rewarding experience and while they had worked together in the past, this performance would still be a first for them.

Symphony of the Keys will take place at 7pm on November 23 at the Guild Theatre. Tickets are R120 per person (R50 for students and pensioners) and available through WhatsApp at 079-496-0354.

Seats are limited and strict Covid protocols apply.


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