Barefooted Baroque is the first of a new series of Baroque music concerts brought to you by NMMU Strings, a newly formed string ensemble initiated and lead by harpsichord lecturer and Baroque music specialist, Jeroen Roffel. He has recently moved to our bay from Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
His vision has been to call to life this ensemble as both an educative tool for the university’s finest musical talent, providing them with ensemble skills, experience and exposure while allowing them to do what they love best – perform music for the public; as well as a valuable addition to the exciting growing music and culture scene of the Nelson Mandela Bay area.
NMMU Strings will be creating vivid, colourful and moving programs for young and old. The program will link the rich music tradition of Baroque music with the present through the use of unique programming and modern instruments while maintaining the legitimacy of the music by using the authentic performance practices of the 18th century. It is this grounding of the music in the new and stripping back down to the basic principles of old that inspired the name of the first concert: Barefooted Baroque.
In its first concert, NMMU Strings has invited the piano studio of Dr. Erika Bothma to bring Baroque alive in a modern context.
Entrance to the concert is free.
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