4th Wakkerstroom Music Festival


      21 Mar 2014 – 23 Mar 2014    
      All Day


      Press Release.

      for immediate release. 

      For the fourth year in a row, the hills around the little village of Wakkerstroom will come alive to the sound of classical music, during the Wakkerstroom Music Festival which will take place on 21– 23 March 2014.

      Usually a place of birdsong, quiet and solitude for visitors who come to this internationally renowned wetland birding centre to “twitch”, the festival has become well known in the classical music world, and has become the highlight of the social and cultural life of the village, and a draw card for the many visitors who attend annually.

      The music at this year’s festival varies widely and includes the three movements of  Poulenc’s Sonata for Four Hands written in 1918.  Going back nearly a century to 1826, another piece being performed is the Overture to a Midsummer Nights’ Dream by Mendelssohn.  In 1842 Mendelssohn reworked the theme into nine movements for performance with the Shakespeare play of the same name.  Another composer featured is the ever favoured Beethoven, who published the Grosse Fuge, a work for four hands, in 1826.  All of these works will be performed by James Redfern and Laura Pauna during the festival.

      The Wakkerstroom Music Festival is a fully registered non-profit organisation, it raises funds that provide for bi-annual bursaries for promising music students, enabling them to study further in their chosen field.

      The detailed program of recitals will be available soon and further details of the festival and accommodation options are available on the websites www.wmfestival.co.za or www.wakkerstroom.co.za.  Booking for the concerts will be available on-line soon, or tickets can be booked in the village at the booking and information offices during the festival, and visitors can investigate accommodation options and book with the relevant B & B or guest houses directly. Enquiries info@wmfestival.co.za 0r  0761298180

      You are sure of a warm welcome in Wakkerstroom – the Jewel of Mpumalanga.