The 7th edition of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival will run from 24 January to 8 February 2015.
This year’s theme, Masquerade, will see a variety of concerts, workshops, master-classes and collaborations which explore the phenomenon of masks and disguises as well as artistic and human identities in a wider sense. Featuring world renowned artists and ensembles, including Sir James Galway, Melvyn Tan and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the JIMF also provides a platform for a number of interdisciplinary projects incorporating dance, film and visual arts; and specifically placing great emphasis on educational initiatives for young South African musicians.
As part of the 2015 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, The Goethe-Institut supports a multidisciplinary collaboration between three emerging young South African Composers and photographer-artist, Lebohang Kganye. Composers Antoni Schonken, Matthew Dennis and Diale Peter-Daniel Mabitsela were each invited to conceptualise and create a new composition in response to Kganye’s photography series entitled Ke Lefa Laka. Curator Mika Conradie, composer-in-residence for the 2015 JIMF, Peter Klatzow, and Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph were tasked with facilitating the collaborations between composers and photographer, and to guide this process towards the presentation of the 3 new performances, which will consist of live musical performances by a Quintet Ensemble and projected photographic material. The performances will be presented at the Goethe-Institut on 31 January 2015 as part of the 2015 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. The performances will be followed by a panel discussion with the photographer and the composers.
Goethe Gallery and Auditorium address: 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
For programming and booking details, see www.join-mozart-festival.org