A twenty two year old South African violinist, Neo Motsatse, will, this year, be posthumously celebrating and honouring an iconic South African composer and musician, Dorothy Masuka, on what would have been Masuka’s eighty seventh birthday - Saturday 3 September 2022 at the Lyric Theatre, south of Johannesburg. Proudly sponsored by the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA).
The celebration, titled “Seasons: Dorothy Masuka’s Songbook in the Style of Vivaldi” is a musical production weaving Masuka’s prolific work with that of the well-known Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi’s “Seasons.” True to Vivaldi’s pioneering work on “programme music,” the performance will be interspersed with extramusical narrative expanding on Vivaldi’s accompanying sonnets to poetically incorporate aspects of Masuka’s own musical journeys.
Gold Reef City Casino, Corner Of Northern Parkway &, Data Cres, Ormonde, Johannesburg South, 2159
Neo Motsatse (Solo Violinist), Joseph (JB) Arthur (Conductor), Hleze Kunju (Narrator), Billy Monama (Lead Guitarist), Aus Tebza (Bass Guitarist), Avzal Ismail (Keyboard), Irene Tshoniff (Strings)