Discipline of Music

Evening Concerts

Evening Concerts

Evening Concerts

For more information about these and other concerts presented by the School of Music

contact the concert organiser on 031 260 3353 



“An Evening of South African Flute Music”

The renowned Cape Town flautist Liesl Stoltz, currently an AW Mellon foundation post-doctoral fellow at the SA College of Music: University of Cape Town, will be presenting an evening of South African flute music including works by

Hendrik Hofmeyr, Peter Klatzow, Alan Stephenson, Alexander Johnson and Paul-Loeb van Zuilenburg.

She will be accompanied by Durban based pianist Liezel-Maret Jacobs.



This performance will take place at the

Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

on Friday, 24 May 2013 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are R60 and R30 (students and pensioners)


For booking please call Babalwa on 031-2603353/ mentjies@ukzn.ac.za


Cash Bar Available!!!



Margrit Deppe (oboe)
Marguerite Spies (cello)
David Smith (harpsichord)
CompaTRIOts presents an interesting and varied concert programme for oboe, cello and harpsichord with a repertoire ranging from the Baroque era to 21st Century music. Works by Marin Marais, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Joachim Quantz, Stephen Dodgson, Stefans Grove, James Rich and Fiona Tozer
Monday, 29 April 2013
Howard College Theatre
Tickets:  R60, R30 (pensioners & students)



 Ireland’s celebrated

Fidelio Trio

Darragh Morgan – violin
Robin Michael – cello
  Mary Dullea – piano

give an extensive tour of South Africa this spring. Continually promoting Irish composers, on this tour they will perform music by Donnacha Dennehy, Kevin Volans and Micheal O Suilleabhain. The trio have also programmed a number of South African composers, including a world premiere by Robert Fokkens alongside Mokale Koapeng and Michael Blake. Musical anniversaries being celebrated are Lizst and Grainger and music by Ravel and Schumann completes the tour programme. The trio will also give a number of masterclasses to composition and performance students at UKZN.


Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 19h30 Howard College Theatre





Ensemble Zora


Swiss group, Ensemble Zora, presents a programme of contemporary Swiss and South African music for voice (Eva Nievergelt), flute (Barbara Bossert), violoncello (Martina Brodbeck), piano (Ingrid Karlen) and percussion (Matthias Würsch)


JÜRGEN BRÄUNINGER  – Times of deliverance (premiere)

HENDRIK HOFMEYR –  Due canzonetti di Petrarca (2000)

MARTIN JAGGI – Elftöner  (2010)

MICHAEL PELZEL – Haikus  (2010)

HANNES TALJAARD  – Tam Tvat Asi (premiere)


ALFRED ZIMMERLIN  – Duo for cello and piano (2011)


Howard College Theatre –  Friday, 14 October 2011, 19h30





 6th Annual African Cultural Calabash

Howard College Theatre

15 October 2011, 17h30


The African Music Outreach: Community Development class of 2011 under the directorship of Dr. Patricia Opondo, presents this annual event. The audience is invited to experience and enjoy diverse music and dance cultures from all over the African continent. 



Sunday, 23 October 2011 


Graduate School of Business Auditorium

Westville Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal


It has been many years since the public has been able to hear the fine pipe organ on the Westville campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Installed in 1977 in what was then the auditorium of the Music Department of the University of Durban-Westville, it was played by many local and international organists until the Music Department was closed a decade ago. The auditorium is now part of the Graduate School of Business, but through the initiative of Dr Christopher Cockburn, an organist on the staff at the UKZN Music School, the organ has been restored to working order and will be heard for the first time in a concert presented by the Music School on Sunday 23 October.


Dr Cockburn, well known throughout South Africa as an organ recitalist and accompanist, will play solo organ music by Bach, Hindemith and Vierne, and will be joined by fellow-lecturer Dr Liezl-Maret Jacobs in an organ duet by Mozart. In the rest of the programme the organ will be featured in combination with other instruments and voices. Students from UKZN’s Opera Studio and Choral Academy will sing two movements from Mozart’s ‘Organ Solo’ Mass, together with a small string ensemble which will also play a Handel Organ Concerto and a Mozart Church Sonata. The organ will accompany tenor Mhlaba Buthelezi in Vierne’s song cycle ‘Les Angelus’, and members of the Durban Chamber Choir, directed by Carol Stranex, in Poulenc’s ‘Litanies to the Black Virgin of Rocamadour’.


Tickets R60 (R30 concessions) available at the door. For further information contact the concert organizer, Babalwa Mentjies, on (031) 260-3353 or email mentjies@ukzn.ac.za


The School of Music would like to thank the following sponsors for their support and assistance:

The SAMRO Endowment for the National Arts, sponsoring all concerts featuring works by South African composers

The Distell Foundation for the Performing Arts, sponsoring The Companhia da Matola and Ensemble Zora concerts

Culture Ireland, sponsoring the Fidelio Trio South African tour

Prohelvetia, sponsoring the Ensemble Zora South African tour