ETIENNE ROUSSEAU THEATRE has seen world class perfomers   

Date    Event  Event info
 6 DECEMBER 2016 BODHI PROJECT   Contemporary dance from Austria. 
 4 DECEMBER 2016 CHRISTMAS SONGS OF PRAISE     Have you ever sung Christmas Carols with a professional symphony orchestra?
Well, here is your chance! Come and join us on Sunday 4 December 2016 at 15:30 at
the Etienne Rousseau Theatre and listen to conductor Richard Cock with the
Johannesburg Festival Orchestra (JFO) and the M7Ensemble, the Cantare Jubiloso Choir,
Sasolburg Sanggroep and soloists Charlotte Kilian, Nicholis Louw & Reinhardt Allers for
a special Songs of Praise Christmas concert. 
1 DECEMBER 2016 A DRAKENSBERG BOYS
CHOIR NOËL
  One of South Africa’s national treasures, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir,
will be bringing the spirit of Christmas to Sasolburg when it passes through
the town on its national Noel tour in December 2016.
26/27 NOVEMBER 2016

RETIEF BURGER 

 

 

It is with great excitement that we announce that Life Christian Foundation will
be hosting Retief Burger on the 26th and 27th of November at the
Etienne Rousseau Theater in Sasolburg!
We plan on filling the atmosphere with praise and worship to our God alongside
the very gifted and anointed Retief Burger and his band.

 
18-20 NOVEMBER 2016

NATANIËL IN CONCERT

 

 

A Brand New Show.

 

26/27 OCTOBER 2016 LAMENTO   A Pastiche opera based on music by Claudio Monteverdi.
16 OCTOBER 2016 NWU-PUK CHOIR &
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
  NWU PUK-ARTS present the NWU Choir and Symphony Orchestra. 160 musicians on stage.
13 OCTOBER 2016
CARLES & SOFIA PIANO DUO  

"A Magical Spanish Programme" Acclaimed by the public and the critics as one
of the best duos in the world, Carles & Sofia have performed in prestigious venues
such as Carnegie Hall, Teatro Solís, and Kolarac Memorial Hall.

7 OCTOBER 2016 MISS SOCIAL SASOLBURG   Miss Social is an event that celebrates the girl child in our community.
It`s aim is to empower the girl child and showcase the capabilities that the girl child has.
Girls will be showcasing what community work they have done coupled by a dance
and cat walks as a way of showing what women are capable of. The event will also
crown the Miss Social, 1st Princess and 2nd Princess who will reign for a year.
13 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2016 S A DANCE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS   S A Dance School Championships -  Vaal Triangle
 11 SEPTEMBER 2016 MUSIQUE SACRES
Et PROFANES - CHOIR PERFORMANCE
  For their 2016 annual concert series, Cantare Jubiloso Koor/Choir presents
musique sacrés et profanes – an eclectic mix of both sacred and secular
repertoire accompanied by a small chamber orchestra (M7Ensemble), with a
percussion and rhythm section. 
9 SEPTEMBER
2016
RICUS NEL IN SASOLBURG   Ricus, wat dertien instrumente kan speel, is 'n ou bekende in musiekkringe.
Hy het al saam met die grootste name in Afrikaanse musiekbedryf die verhoog gedeel
- Bok van Blerk, Juanita du Plessis, Theuns Jordaan en Lianie May om net 'n paar te noem, en
is ook gereeld te sien op Jukebox een van die gewildste TV-programme op kykNET.
Ricus is onlangs by Select geteken, en dis met groot verwagting wat ons uitkyk
vir sy eerste Solo CD.
 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 CHILL - JACONELL MOUTON
& FRIENDS
 
  A Variety of smooth music. Artists: Jaconell Mouton (main - vocals, keyboard & saxophone) with
Coenie de Villiers (vocals), Clinton Viljoen (vocals), Mauritz Lotz (ghitaar),
Denny Lalouette (bass ghitaar) and Vinnie Henrico (drums).
 28 AUGUST 2016 ELVIS BLUE    
 27 AUGUST 2016 CARLI SPANISH DANCE 
PRODUCTIONS - SENTIDO
  Sentido- meaning Deeply Felt. A variety program filled with beautiful Neo-Classical
fiery Flamenco and Contemporary choreography. Spanish dancing at its best.
21 AUGUST 2016 SHAKESPEARE 400 YEARS
IN MUSIC
  Chanticleer Singers, Richard Cock. Marnus Greyling -piano. Este Meerkotter - soprano.
 20 AUGUST 2016 COLORES DEL FLAMENCO   The Rosa Jiminez Spanish Dance Theatre will once again WOW audiences
with their Spanish Dance production when they return to the ERT on 20 August 2016!
Rosa Jiminez and her pupils will be joined by "Mischief", the exciting guitar duo from
Pretoria as well as by a local teacher, dancer and choreographer, Georgina Jacobs, in a vibrant and energetic show. 
 14 AUGUST 2016 ALESSANDRO TAVERNA
PIANIST - ITALY
 
  Hailed by the British music critics as the “natural successor to his great compatriot
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli”, Alessandro Taverna’s “music making stimulates the
senses as does a visit to his native Venice”, and gives “rise to a feeling of wonderment”. 
 9-13 AUGUST 2016 ATKV-TIENERTONEEL IN SASOLBURG    Die Sasolburg-streeksfees van ATKV-Tienertoneel vind plaas by die Etienne Rousseau-teater van
9 tot 13 Augustus. Toegang vir gehoorlede is absoluut gratis. Al die aande begin om 16:00.
Kom ondersteun die jeug in hul passie vir teater en word vermaak, ontroer en bekoor. 
30 JULY 2016 POETRY IN MOTION   A collaboration of dance and music with a taste of ballet, contemporary and spanish dancing.
Poetry in motion is based on the love of dance with genres of music by Red Wine Acoustics.
Let yourself become living poetry.
 12 JUNE 2016 A NICO CARSTENS CELEBRATION    Basie Burger and friends with guest artists Anna Davel, Jannie du Toit, Lance James,
Matthys Maree bring tribute to the music and compositions of Nico Carstens, musical dyon
and musician of formidable standard. The programme comprises two sets of Nico’s most
well known songs as well as some of his more recent creations. 
 5 JUNE 2016 THE MUSIC OF 
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
  The Bloemfontein City Orchestra (50 members) and vocalists will be conducted by Paul van Zuilenburg.
 3 JUNE 2016 ADAM TAS   Bespreek Nou
29 MAY 2016 CHARL MEETS CORLEA   SA’s Piano man will join forces with Corlea on Sunday 29 May in a once-off musical experience
“Charl meets Corlea”. The phrase “find of the year” was used following the RSG Kunstefees broadcast
of Rapsodie op Gerswin to describe the combination of Du Plessis’ elegant piano playing and Corlea’s velvet voice.
 15 MAY 2016 MELVYN TAN PIANO   Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tan’s blend of artistic attributes.
He established his international reputation in the 1980s with pioneering performances on fortepiano
and continues to cast fresh light on music conceived for the piano’s early and modern forms. 
 8 MAY 2016 JAMES GRACE &
CARLI SPANISH DANCE 
 

MOTHER'S DAY @ ERT
For the first time at ERT Sasolburg the renowned South African guitarist JAMES GRACE
and the dancers from Carli Spanish Dance Productions will perform an all-Spanish guitar
and dance program featuring the music of composers such as Albeniz, de Falla, Rodrigo and Tarrega.

24 APRIL 2016 COENIE DE VILLIERS   Coenie de Villiers is bekend as een van Suid-Afrika beste liedjieskrywers en uitvoerende
kunstenaars: sy liedjies is volksbesit, en hy is bekend en bemind as televisie-aanbieder en onderhoudvoerder.
13 APRIL 2016 FRANK OPPERMAN   Die gewilde akteur Frank Opperman (aan baie bekend as “Orkney Snork Nie” se “Ouboet”),
is terug op die verhoog met ‘n splinternuwe produksie – Die Klaagliedere van Ds. Tienie Benade.
 13 MARCH 2016 MESSIAH - GF HANDEL   A complete performance of The Messiah (Georg Frederic Händel: 1685-1759). 
 3 MARCH 2016 HARMONIC BRASS MUNICH  

"The feel-good ensemble for all the senses"  The quintet travels the world, delighting audiences
of all ages with their engaging stage presence. 

 21 FEBRUARY 2016

GLORIA CAMPANER 

  Venetian born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded by critics and public alike as one
of the most interesting young pianists of the Italian new generation. 
14 FEBRUARY 2016 BEAUTIFUL BARBRA   The Streisand Songbook with Johan Laas and Cat Simoni
 13 FEBRUARY 2016 ALMA FLAMENCA   Rosa Jiminez and Maria Lorca Montoya are excited to be producing an intimate flamenco
filled production that will be staged at the ERT in Sasolburg on the 13th February 2016. 
 7 FEBRUARY 2016 HEINRIC SCHÜTZ   The music of Heinric Schütz (1585 - 1672)
 31 JANUARY 2016 FERHAN & FERZAN ÖNDER   Twin Sisters Piano Due - Turkey
28 JANUARY 2016 PASCAL GALLET-PIANIST   Programme: Mussorgsky – Pictures at an exhibition/ Debussy/ Collet
       
 30 NOVEMBER 2015 A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
CRACKER
  A carol concert with a difference: The Chanticleer Singers present a concert of words
and music for Christmas, and pay tribute to the late Sir David Willcocks, who has
arranged so many Christmas carols which are used world- wide.
There will also be Carols in both English and Afrikaans for the audience to join in.
Don’t miss this special Christmas event with one of the leading choirs in
South Africa, and presented by the well-known music personality, Richard Cock 
27/28 NOVEMBER 2015 VROEG KERSFEES MET
NATANIËL
  For the past 25 years stage wizard Nataniel has kept audiences spellbound with
his simplistic stage craft, astounding vocal abilities and one-of-a-kind humor.
His sold-out performances in theatres nation-wide attract an audience from
all walks of life. He is the only South African artist with 15 CDs
and 15 Books as well as more than 60 stage productions.
18 NOVEMBER 2015 MANIE JACKSON & 
JUAN BOUCHER
  1 Aand 1 Verhoog Alles vir Liefdadigheid. 
15 NOVEMBER 2015  ALUMNI VOICES 
 KAMERKOOR
  OLV Leona Geldenhuys-Refleksies
 11 OCTOBER 2015  POCKET OPERA
 LA TRAVIATA
 

The Italian Institute of Culture in South Africa has the pleasure to present a ‘Pocket Opera’,
that is an opera in a smaller format, without scenes, but with costumes,
a narrator that recounts the story, and three singers who sing the most important
arias accompanied by a trio (piano, cello and violin).
This format has already proved very successful in various parts of the world.
The opera is La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most beloved operas of all time,
and will be presented by Ensemble U. Giordano

 
 9 OCTOBER 2015  BOK VAN BLERK   Concert of Bok van Blerk. Bok van Blerk coming to Sasolburg. 
24 SEPTEMBER 2015 FREE STATE SYMPHONY &
YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
 

Charl du Plessis, two orchestras showcase
Concert in Sasolburg with FS Symphony Orchestra and FS Youth Orchestra 

 
 15 AUGUST 2015 "ENCHANTED" CHANTICLEER
SINGERS  & RICHARD COCK
 

Come and be enchanted by the beautiful music of Brahms, Faure, Schubert, Lauridsen and others.

Performed by the CHANTICLEER SINGERS and RICHARD COCK. Interspersed by piano solos by
pianists Laura Pauna and Laura Kirsten.
For over 35 years the Chanticleer Singers have been delighting audiences throughout
Southern Africa and further afield with their varied and unusual programmes.

 
 9 JULY 2015 DAVID HELBOCK TRIO   

Two rewards and the audience prize at the world biggest jazz-piano-solo competition
of the 
Jazzfestival Montreux, a lot of enthusiastic/international reviews for his CDs and the
most important prize in Austria 2011 - the `Outstanding Artist Award`
David Helbock, the pianoplayer coming from a small little village in Austria called Koblach,
is with no doubt, on his way up to a great international musical career.
Helbock is not only a great pianist, he is also a very individual thinker, who is investing

not only a lot of dexterity but also quite an amount of brain activity to his projects.

David Helbock, born on the 28th of january 1984, began playing the piano at the age of six.

 21 JUNE 2015  CHARL DU PLESSIS TRIO 

The ultimate treat for Father`s Day 2015 is piano man extraordinaire Charl du Plessis LIVE at the 
Etienne Rousseau Theatre in Sasolburg. GERSHWIN SONGBOOKis the award winning show 
by the Charl du Plessis Trio featuring some of most-loved musical gems by the one and only 
George Gershwin. View pictures from the event visit our gallery

 24 MAY 2015  AWADAGIN PRATT 

In central Europe where Brahms, Bach & Liszt were born it is spring time!
We celebrate this with piano compositions of these composers performed by our 3rd renowned 
artist for May, Awadagin Pratt. To view pictures from the event visit our gallery

 17 MAY 2015   LECOLION WASHINGTON
Lecolion Washington and Luis Magalhães. Such musicianship, style and comeraderie,

rare at the best of times but with the chance to hear the bassoon at its beautiful best. 
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 10 MAY 2015  JANNIE MOOLMAN

Come and delight in `Jannie Moolam for Mothers(day)` when the charismatic tenor with the hearty
personality and rich voices takes to the ERT stage in Sasolburg. He will perform a variety of
popular songs in both English and Afrikaans, some lieder and other classical numbers.
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 20 MARCH 2015  SPENCER MYER

A passionate artist, Spencer Myer has garnered stellar critical and audience acclaim.
Winner of the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition, the 2008 New Orleans International
and a laureate of several other important competitions such as the Cleveland, the Busoni and
the Montreal international piano competitions, his performances can be heard on
the Naxos and Harmonia Mundi labels. A Steinway Artist, he often performs with
world-renowned instrumentalists and with America`s top string quartets. 
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 15 MARCH 2015   JANNIE DU TOIT
 "DOEP IS NIE DOOD NIE"

Jannie du Toit, `n groot vriend van Koos du Plessis, verwesenlik sy voorneme om Du Plessis
se werk in die volgende geslag te laat voortleef. Dertig jaar na sy dood is Koos Doep se
siening van die lewe steeds lewend en relevant, sy liedkuns tref.
Die produksie is `n jukstaposisie van hoe hyin woord en noot oor die lewe besin,
daarmee worstel en spot. Die liedjies en gesproke tekste is alleen die van Koos Doep self.
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 8 MARCH 2015  MOONDANCE... AND
 ALL THAT JAZZ

These Johannesburg based musicians under the direction of jazz drummer Anthony Yoko
are considered to be the next generation of concert performers in the world of jazz.
Jazz singer Andrew Massey is one of South Africas`s best kept secrets and is a rising star
on the local jazz scene, together with the oustanding young pianist Andre Behnke,
bassist Cesare Cassarino and the prolific UK saxophonist Justin Holcroft. 
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 15 FEBRUARY 2015  VALENTINES DAY @ ERT
 LOVE MUST BE THE REASON

A very romantic late afternoon of love songs with RICHARD COCK conducting the Johannesburg 
Festival Orchestra with vocal soloist Natalie Dickson and Nicholas Nicolaidis. 

Programme will include such favourites as: A whole new world; All I ask of you;
Beauty and the beast; O mio babbino caro;Moon River... and many many more! 
The right way to end Valentines weekend! To view pictures from the event visit our gallery

 8 FEBRUARY 2015  MELVYN TAN

Piano Recital-Programme: 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Nine variations on a theme by Duport K 573
Joseph Haydn: Sonata No. 33 in C minor Hob. XVI/20

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major Op.7

INTERVAL
Frédéric Chopin: Grande valse brillante Op.34 No. 1
Robert Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26
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 2 FEBRUARY 2015  "CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA"

The concert is a tribute to Venice, to the Venetian composers, to the music inspired by this city
and its long and popular tradition of carnival. The first part of the concert includes the famous
Adagio composed by the Venetian Albinoni along with the most beautiful pages by
Antonio Vivaldi to whom the name of Venice is indissolubly linked. Of the latter,
besides the most celebrated ‘Summer’ from ‘The Four Seasons’, we will listen to some of the
most virtuoso arias for soprano. All sublime examples of the Venetian baroque.
The second part is a route which pays homage to Venice,its carnival and its barcarolles, as seen
by other Italian and European composers. All the artists will be performing dressed in original
Venetian costumes of the 18th-19th centuries.
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 31 JANUARY 2015  OBOE & PIANO RECITAL

Céline Moinet, oboe & Florian Uhlig, piano
ProgrammeRobert Schumann: Romances for oboe and piano Op.94

Robert Schumann: Carnaval for solo piano Op.9
INTERVAL

Peter Klatzow: Masks. Theme with five variations for oboe and piano
(world premiere performance) Richard Dubugnon: Cinq Masques for solo oboe Op.10
Antonio Pasculli, Concerto sopra motivi dell'opera "La favorita" di Donizetti 
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 26 JANUARY 2015  INTERNATIONAL JAZZ 
 FROM EUROPE

Jazz fans are in for a treat when ‘Jazz Concert SA’ presents an evening of international jazz 
with ‘The Swing Dealers’ from Europe. The quartet comprise Dirk van der Linden

from Belgium, an outstanding exponent of the Hammond Organ and jazz guitar
along with the Flemish double bass player and jazz singer of note, Jean van Lint. 
Making up the rest of the quartet is the brilliant jazz improviser Justin Holcroft from the U.K.
who plays both tenor and soprano saxophones plus the swinging South African
jazz drummer, Anthony Yoko.

These concert musicians play sophisticated jazz and audie nces can look forward to hearing
several popular jazz standards, extracts from the American Song Book as well as
some creative improvisation along the way !
The Belgian musicians who are making their debut appearance in South Africa are both
music teachers and composers and have recorded and performed throughout Belgium
with the who’s who of European jazz.
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 24 JANUARY 2015  TOEAC ACCORDION DUO

The duo is comprised of Renee Bekkers and Pieternel Berkers whom both studied at the
Fontys Academie voor Muziek in the Netherlands followed by their Masters Degrees (Cum Laude)
from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. These virtuosi have been the
recipients of numerous awards including Prinses Christina Concours in the Netherlands,
the Grand-Prix International in France and the Premio Internazionale di Fisarmonica in Italy.
As soloists, ensemble and orchestra performers, the musicality of TOEAC has taken them to
countries including China, Canada, Indonesia, South Africa and extensively throughout Europe.
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