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The Eventide – premiere in Auckland, New Zealand
The Wairua Sinfonietta conducted by Elizabeth Lau will perform The Eventide, a revised edition of a work from 2008.
The Orchestra of the National Theatre Claudio Santoro have programmed the premiere of Wild Horses don’t Break for September 25, 2018. Extremely excited to meet the conductor and players in 10 days! You can see my name in lights here. The work is based on a poem I received from a friend and poet, Annwen Bates. I sincerely hope the work does her piece justice
Delighted to announce that the BRAZILIAN NATIONAL THEATRE CLAUDIO SANTORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will be premiering a new work while at the Festival. Only two compositions were selected out of the 20 participating composers. Wild Horses don’t Break for full orchestra will have its work premiere in Brasília, Brazil this September 2018! I’m am thrilled to say the least
OSM Camerata has won in the University/Conservatory category alongside the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra. One of the performing works was arranged by Keith Moss. He would like to send his greetings to Marius Coetzee, Manager & Artistic Director OSM CAMERATA on a job well done!
After submitting works to the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival and an interview process, Keith was chosen among 20 composers from around the world to attend. The participants will write a new work for chamber ensemble to be recorded and broadcast nation wide in Brazil! ‘Besides an incredible performance of your music, you will be surrounded by individuals who are on the cutting edge of contemporary music. You will live in São Paulo and experience an environment that fosters and supports high artistry. You will receive private lessons, individual coachings of your works with professional composers and ensembles, studio recordings of your works, a concert that will be broadcast in 17 different locations around Brazil on the radio and television, as well as cultural excursions to museums, concert halls, and touristic venues. Additionally, you will form lifelong relationships that will have a significant impact on your network as a composer.’
Ķekatu Dziesma (Carnival Song) Pēteris Vasks, arr. Keith Moss
OSM CAMERATA Conducted by Xavier Cloete OSM CAMERATA IN CONCERT 2017 HUGO LAMBRECHTS AUDITORIUM perform an arrangement done by Keith Moss of Ķekatu Dziesma by Pēteris Vasks. The OSM Camerata used the work to enter into the ICTUS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION.
This quartet was completed in 2011 and was for the sheer enjoyment of writing music. It has elements of Debussy and Shostakovich. In four movements the duration of the work is about 15 minutes. It has all the elements of a good quartet, with some great fast passages as well as a slow fugal third movement.
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The Camerata under the leadership of Marius Coetzee, Manager & Artistic Director OSM CAMERATA are revisiting the Keith Moss Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra
Soloist: Naledi Dweba
Cape of Storms the OSM CAMERATA is an route.!!!
Listen to the Concertino on OSM RADIO Soloist Danre Strydom
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Concertino for clarinet & chamber orchestra
The Concertino for clarinet & chamber orchestra by Keith Moss was commissioned by the SAMRO Foundation and OSM Camerata for the first International Clarinet Extravaganza to be presented at the OSM. Eddy van Oosthuyse, internationally acclaimed clarinettist was the soloist for the premiere. Movements 1 & 2.
The first performance took place on the 6th of October
The first rounds of the Len van Zyl competition are underway
Keith Moss has begun the preliminary rounds of the Len van Zyl conducting competition and is seeing here having master classes with conductor Victor Yampolsky of the Bienen school of Music.
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Paz Consort assembles 24 choral experts
24 singers have been drawn together by composer Pieter Bezuidenhout, who also has a love for choral music. He is bring both of these expertise together to form 24 singers under the Paz Consort banner. We are very pleased with the project and as normal, we aim to perform works by young South African composers. A call for scores has been sent out and the flurry of entrants is overwhelming.
Look ahead to the 18th of March, at Nazareth House Chapel
Paz Consort due to perform ‘Horizons’
The sheer magnitude of styles within a timeless idiom was outstanding…
Come hear what Beeld critic Paul Boekkooi was on about…
drew 2500 people over three days, and the 2011 festival drew over 5000 people indicating that there is an audience for exploratory film in Gauteng. Audiences were culturally diverse and included delegates from numerous embassies and key figures from the film, television and animation industries.
TRIPTYCH: KEITH MOSS with the PAZ CONSORT
Keith Moss is creating an original soundtrack for TRIPTYCH – a trilogy of locally produced, contemporary moving image works by Karien Mulder, Lodewyk Barkhuizen & Francois Jonker. The soundtrack will accompany an outdoor screening and will be performed live with the Pazz Consort featuring sopranro Melissa Gerber.
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KEITH MOSS is a composer that has won the Stefans Grové National composition competition as well as the University of Pretoria post-graduate prize for best creative output. In 2010 he was the SAMRO overseas scholarship winner and studied in the UK at various institutions. He has recently started up an ensemble group called the PAZ CONSORT that has performed in Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and parts of the Eastern Cape.
MELISSA GERBER is an award winning S. Adrican soprano. In addition to her love for Baroque and French coloratura repertoire, Melissa also has a passion for new music. In 2009, together with the Chamber Music Company (UK) under the direction of Mark Troop, she performed newly composed South African works at the New Music Indaba hosted by UNISA. In 2011 Melissa premiered Panamanian composer Samuel Robles’ Coplas at the North West University’s Annual New Composers Concert, sponsored by the SAMRO Foundation. Currently Melissa is actively involved as soloist with the Paz Consort.
New music for Marimba, String orchestra and Harp will be showcased in the next Paz Consort performance tomorrow 8 August in Nazareth House Chapel. Come! It’s gooooooooood!!
12 cellos and CH2
The Paz Consort cellos will rejoin CH2 for another performance of SuitCase this November. We pack our bags and head to Johannesburg’s premiere University under the care of the Sara Gon Agency
Rehearsals are now well underway and some great music is being produced by all involved. We have some snapshots of the first rehearsal. The Paz Consort will feature the music of Pieter Bezuidenhout,Franco Prinsloo, and Keith Moss on the 8th and 10th of August. Newly written concerto’s for Marimba, Harp and String Orchestra will be conducted by Paz Consort director Keith Moss. Magda de Vries brings her exceptional talent to the concert, a tireless champion of new music in South Africa.
The Paz Consort will feature the music of Pieter Bezuidenhout,Franco Prinsloo, and Keith Moss on the 8th of August. Newly written concerto’s for Marimba, Harp and String Orchestra will be conducted by Paz Consort director Keith Moss. Magda de Vries brings her exceptional talent to the concert, a tireless champion of new music in South Africa.
This is something new! Composer Keith Moss is arranging well loved songs and melodies from all over for 12 cellos and non other than CH2 Guitar duo. Keith met these crazy cross-over flamenco/classical/rock/whatever you can think of after they performed with the University Orchestra of Pretoria. This collaboration is going to present an awesome concert, and something wholly different than what Paz Consort has been up to for the past 4 years. Don’t miss and book your tickets early at www.itickets.co.za
The Paz Consort recently performed a concert of new works in Pendulum (read the review here). Recordings of the concert were made for reference alone but have been posted to YouTube. My piece Intimate Conversations separated into three movements:
The Paz Consort will kick off 2013 with a new concert for voice, harp and clarinet in Nazareth House Chapel. Performed by Kim Witbooi (voice), Gaylen Sales (harp) and Morné van Heerden (clarinet), the concert will feature new works by Pieter Bezuidenhout,Franco Prinsloo, and Keith Moss. Rehearsals are in full swing. The challenges arising from writing for the Harp have been educational and Gaylen has helped all the composers realise their vision by giving us a lot of coaching. Looking forward to the first Paz Consort concert in Pretoria