Mike Mills spoke to the CEO and founder of Kronendal Music Academy (KMA), Dwyn Griesel. KMA use music as a stepping stone for children from the impoverished Imizamo Yethu informal settlement and Hangberg fishing village. Dwyn shared with us just why these kids need our help.
Sibyl Whiteman Morris was a renowned pianist and an FMR presenter. On Great Interpreters Lorraine Braid presented a tribute programme in memory of this wonderful musician. We know how much Sibyl meant to FMR listeners which is why we are podcasting this programme.
The annual Woman Zone Women’s Day programme brings prominent and inspiring women to the FMR airwaves. Hosted by Theresa Smith and produced by Beryl Eichenberger this show spotlights women in the Cape Town community who are making a difference.
Fine Music Radio, together with the De Hoop Collection presents the FMR Collection: a weekend of fine music, fine wining and dining and some adventure. Station Manager Eon de Vos spoke to Hadley Tituss on Cape Diary about this exciting event.
The Cape Choral Academy is a new school in Stellenbosch that opened in January 2023. FMR presenter Diederick Basson, who is also an academic head at the CCA and his students produced a programme on Gabriel Fauré.
Dr Andrew Muir, CEO of the Wilderness Foundation Africa, invited FMR’s Otto van der Walt and Vanessa Levenstein to an informal gathering with superstar mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE, and Hollywood filmmaker, artist and professor at New York University Andrew Levitas. Both are patrons of the Wilderness Foundation Global and were…
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society has partnered with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society. 'Opus' is delighted to bring you “Plummer’s Patter”. Libretto and vocalist: Nick Plummer Pianist: Helen Broekmann
Woman Zone's annual Women's Day show features Dr Marlene le Roux, CEO of Artscape; details of the performance Broken Crayons with disability and social justice activist Notukela Makohliso; Cindy Buske, CEO of Soil for Life; Nina Geraghty of the Life Righting Collective and finally Beryl Botman, author of With (-out)…
On day 18 of the war in Ukraine, conductor Ted Kuchar spoke to FMR’s Vanessa Levenstein about raising funds for the military in Ukraine, the philosophy of music and changing mindsets, and a much-hoped for concert with the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine at Carnegie Hall in February 2023.
American-Ukrainian conductor Theodore Kuchar has won multiple awards and is the most recorded conductor of his generation. A mere week after conducting Dvorak’s Requiem he had to flee his beloved Ukraine. He shared his story with Vanessa Levenstein from Fine Music Radio.
In Composer of the Week on 17 January 2022, John Woodland presented a tribute programme in memory of the late Peter Klatzow (1945-2021). A composer of enormous talent, a brilliant and dedicated teacher, and a presenter on this station for many years, Klatzow's contribution to music in South Africa and…
Out of the Shadow – The Peace Trees of Hiroshima is an audio drama written by Karien Polley, and presented by Polley Productions. Among its themes are survivors' guilt, collective responsibility, reconciliation and world peace. It was first broadcast on FMR on 16 December, the day of reconciliation. In 1975…
16 Dec 2020
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