Date: 21st February 2015 to 21st February 2015
The Saxophinist Andrew Young "Intimate Affair".
Featuring Pianist Rene Piet.
Tickets R120, available at the Graaff-Reinet Tourism Office 049 892424
An evening for lovers of great music.
Set in the intimate surroundings of the John Rupert Theatre in Graaff Reinet, International Recording Artist and Performer, Saxophonist Andrew Young performs some of the best known and loved romantic songs of all time.
His soulful rendition of classic love songs elicits a wave of emotion from even the most stoic listener. One simply has to listen to the hauntingly beautiful What a Wonderful World or Unforgettable, or any of his original compositions for that matter, to realize that you are listening to one of the most complete saxophonists of today.
As well as the unmistakable sound of Andrew’s saxophone, he will be accompanied by Rene Piet, one of SA’s top pianists, originally from Holland but has spent many years in George, which is where this wonderful collaboration came together. Andrew is delighted to have this opportunity to perform with Rene once again.
A superb Musician receiving rave reviews worldwide…
“A Saxophonist with a ton of technique and funky soulfulness”.
Saxophone Journal, USA
“Prince of the Saxophone”,
“Gig of the Week”,
Daily Mirror, UK
Robin Williams Tribute
Saturday, 20 September
Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama.
In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair.
Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school. John Keating (Williams) is an unconventional educator who tears chapters of his textbooks and asks his students to stand on their desks to see the world from a new angle. Keating introduces his students to poetry, and his free-thinking attitude and the liberating philosophies of the authors he introduces to his class have a profound effect on his students, especially Todd (Ethan Hawke), who would like to be a writer; Neil ( Robert Sean Leonard), who dreams of being an actor, despite the objections of his father; Knox (Josh Charles), a hopeless romantic; Steven (Allelon Ruggiero), an intellectual who learns to use his heart as well as his head; Charlie (Gale Hansen), who begins to lose his blasé attitude; unconventional Gerard (James Waterston); and practical Richard (Dylan Kussman). Keating urges his students to seize the day and live their lives boldly; but when this philosophy leads to an unexpected tragedy, headmaster Mr. Nolan (Norman Lloyd) fires Keating, and his students leap to his defense. Dead Poets Society was nominated for four Academy Awards.
Dead Poets Society will be screened on Saturday, 20 September. Tickets are available at the door at R15 each and movie begins at 2pm, however the doors are open from 1.30pm.