Event: Aardklop National Arts Festival

2012-09-27 09:54

When: Tuesday, 2 October - Sunday, 7 October 2012

Where: Potchefstroom

Entry fee: Depends on different shows

The Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroom this year offers an outstanding programme with more than 70 productions, including an opera and dance and brand-new drama productions by award-winning writers. Popular productions from other festivals can also be seen at Aardklop, such as the site-specific Betésda that won numerous awards at the KKNK.

After last year's success with the three short comedies three different writes were approached to keep audiences laughing: Nico Luwes, Hélène Truter and Leon Kruger.

On the English front two productions will debut at this year's festival: a new dark comedy by Mike van Graan and the Magnet Theatre returns with another surprise after last year's standing ovations for Every Year, Every Day I Am Walking.

A highlight on the classical programme is the concert with the outstanding British violinist Daniel Rowland with the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa performing 8 Seasons - a programme with Antonio Vivaldi's ánd Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons. A bonus is the performance by Toeac - two accordionists from the Netherlands conjuring up astounding classical sounds from their instruments.

Lovers of light music won't be disappointed. The festival features a cappella groups (including Wishful Singing from the Netherlands), the big rock and jazz concerts, a touch of boeremusiek and Huisgenoot is back with its popular daily programme.

Check out the Aardklop website for more details.

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