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São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival to premiere new work 2018

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

Compass rehearsal well underway

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.

SuitCase – the 12 cellos of the Paz Consort with CH2

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

 

Rehearsals underway for “Pendulum”

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

Welcome to Pretoria

Keith Moss will be directing the Paz Consort from Pretoria, South Africa after relocating to the region.  He’ll be continuously working on ideas to create new platforms for young composers.  In addition Keith has enrolled at the University of Pretoria under Dr Alexander Johnson for study towards a Doctorate of Music

Contemporary South African wind trio’s

Member of the Paz Consort will perform two new works by Keith Moss and Matthijs van Dijk.  Returning to where it all began in Grahamstown original member Hilary Mohr spearheads this performance on oboe.  Kingswood College will play host to the concert on 6 September 2012.

Making Inroads

CONCERT DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR 31 MARCH 

The Paz Consort will appear alongside the John Edwards Jazz Trio to perform two new works.  An overture by composer Matthijs van Dijk, Mercutio based on the Shakespearean character of the same.  Followed by the new concerto for Euphonium and orchestra by composer Keith Moss with Moss on the podium.   The second half of the concert features original pieces by John Edwards accompanied by the Paz Consort orchestra with his talented trio.  Don’t miss it!  Details online at Facebook.com

The Paz Consort takes root

After a short stint in Grahamstown and at the National Arts Festival the director, Keith Moss, is setting up shop in his hometown of Port Elizabeth.  Aided by musical colleagues in the greater region Moss plans to fill a gap in the scene, creating more performance opportunities for orchestral musicians in the city.

2010 SAMRO Overseas Scholarship winners announced

Twenty-three year old Keith Moss is the winner of SAMRO’s 2010 Overseas Scholarships for composers, in the category Western Art Music. Moss studied at Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town, with Prof Peter Klatzow and Dr Péter Louis van Dyk as teachers.  read more

Paz Consort at National Arts Festival

Fringe Festival newcomers, the Paz Consort, is spearheaded by Keith Moss to perform for the first time at the National Arts Festival.  Taking place in it’s usual location, Grahamstown, South Africa, the concert is entitled ‘Come Closer, can you hear it?’  ‘Home to more than 40 religious buildings, Grahamtown is also affectionately known as the City of Saints. In isiXhosa, which is the dominant language of the majority of the Eastern Cape, it is iRhini. Two hundred years after its establishment as a military outpost, these days it is sometimes mistaken for a sleepy university town on the East Coast of South Africa. For 354 days of the year that is … For the remaining 11 days it completely transforms and explodes across 90 venues to become Africa’s largest multi-arts festival, attracting more than 200 000 visitors, who are here for more than 2 000 performances on a programme of more than 700 events.’