Heavenly harmonies, cool marimba and hot jazz

01 August 2008 | Story by Newsroom

UCT Big Band
The UCT Big Band.

The annual Vice-Chancellor's Concert for the UCT community showcased dazzling talents from the South African College of Music, providing the perfect opportunity for MC Professor Peter Klatzow (SACM director) to welcome UCT's "new out-of-the-box" Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price.

Dr Max Price

On stage to greet the audience Dr Price, a keen saxophonist himself, joked that the SACM hadn't invited him to perform, fearing his prowess might upstage them.

"They know they need to practise before playing with me."

First up was the UCT Choir, under the direction of Margaret Barlow, followed by the African rhythms of marimba band amaAmbush, directed by Ross Johnson. The big sounds of Mike Campbell and the UCT Big Band completed an enjoyable evening.

Marimba band
amaAmbush Marimba Band

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