Concert attendees in Pretoria are in for a treat when the University of South Africa (UNISA) Music Foundation hosts their very first Pops Concert at ZK Matthews Hall. The concert will feature the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Cock with guest soloists Zoë Modiga, Timothy Moloi, Karén Devroop and Anna Davel.
Audiences can expect to hear popular works and light classics including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Lakutshon iLanga” and works by Astor Piazzolla and others.
Having recently performed at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival and RBM Starlight Classics, Zoë Modiga will grace the stage with world class arrangements and popular works for orchestra. The entertaining Timothy Moloi is well known for his work in the Pops field and television as is Anna Davel who is known for her work on shows and movies such as “Liefling”, “Gat in die muur” and “Suurlemoen!”
South Africa’s leading jazz saxophonist Karén Devroop is well known internationally with recent performances ranging from international jazz festivals in the Netherlands, Seychelles and Thailand to solo concerts with the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra. He recently performed at the RMB Starlight Classics with the Cape Town Philharmonic. All four soloists and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra are expected to put on a riveting concert.
Adults will purchase tickets for R140 while students and pensioners will only pay R110. This is a night of great music and sterling live performance not to be missed.The institution is known for hosting great performances and events including the UNISA Jazz Festival which was held for the second time this year and some international jazz artists who hold the Music Foundation in high regard.