Originally organized in 2006 in commemoration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 250th birthday anniversary, the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival has developed into a highly successful and well-loved annual classical music event.
Composer Paul Hanmer will be hosting a once off performance at The Bioscope, where Paul will provide an improvised soundtrack to a classic film.
Tickets are R100.
29 JAN 7:30pm THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) BUY TICKETS
This 1925 silent film was directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The movie remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere.
Paul will be joined by Berlin based Saxophonist ‘Fox’.
Born in East Berlin, Oliver Fox completed his jazz studies in Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute in Mainz(Germany) and Graz(Austria) under a Z.I.R.P scholarship. He then broadened his musical horizons, researching carnatic music in India and then working as a performer and composer in Shanghai, China. Travelling extensively, he has gone on to perform and conduct workshops in diverse locations including France, USA, Australia, South Africa and India. Returning to Berlin in 2008, Fox has collaborated and worked on projects including Vertreibung aus dem Paradies, Katya Sourikova Group, and Duo Taranczewski/Fox, to name a few. He has been involved both as a performer and composer in numerous Film – and Theatre productions, and is a member of the German/Indian Fusion project Karnatriix Global Ensemble.
30 JAN 7:30pm THE IRON MASK (1929) BUY TICKETS
The 1929 classic starring Douglas Fairbanks. Paul will be joined by acclaimed jazz bassist Peter Sklair.
Peter is a freelance bassist, composer and jazz educator. He has played in a variety of settings such as club, concert, festival, studio and television. Peter currently teaches jazz studies at Tshwane University of Technology.