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Saturday 20 July 2019 at 19:30

The Sound of Musicals starring Tonya Koenderman
Welcome to The Sound of Musicals – a whistle-stop tour of the very best songs from the world’s most loved stage and movie musicals. Your diva for the evening, renowned cabaret artist Tonya Koenderman, will entertain, amuse and, maybe, educate you as she pays tribute to the international hit shows that have had such a big influence on her life and career. With songs from CabaretMamma Mia!ChicagoFunny GirlThe Sound of MusicLes Misérables and a host of others, this show is bound to have you singing out loud and recalling the tingle of excitement that happens every time the curtains open and the first notes are played. Tickets are R140.

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Sunday 28 July at 14:00
Lunch Date with a Voice, Piano and the Upright Bass

Croatian-born Ziza Muftic will release her sophomore album, Shining Hour, in a delightful lunch-hour concert on Sunday 28 July at 14:00 at Casta Diva’s Vissi d’Arte Theatre. Joining her is pianist Dr Roland Moses and bassist Nhlanhla Neville Radebe. 

Shining Hour takes its name from ‘My Shining Hour’, a song of hope and high expectations by songwriter Johnny Mercer. It follows on from her first album, Silver Moonbeams (2015), which was filled with Balkan rhythms, lyrics and melodies.

Since moving to South Africa from Croatia with her family in 1992, Muftic has been on an ‘ambitious musical journey’, according to Carol Martin of AllJazzRadio. ‘Her academic and professional success as a jazz vocalist confirms her gutsy approach to creativity, as she explored what she felt was still missing in her own Balkan musicality: a South African musical expression. Subsequently, she has performed with some of South Africa’s top jazz musicians like Reza Khota, and Marcus Wyatt. She was also asked to sing a piece at the SAMRO 2018 composer’s finals, where the composition won in the category.’

Moses and Radebe are seasoned jazz musicians and highly respected session players. They have performed locally and internationally with some of South Africa’s jazz greats.

Tickets for the concert are R150 and copies of Shining Hour will be available to purchase.

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