Fine Music Radio Plus

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Katherine Jenkins Interview

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 in South Africa as part of the Wilderness Foundation’s 50th birthday celebrations.

Plummer's Patter

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

A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II was Queen of the United Kingdom from 6 February 1952 until her death on 8 September 2022. FMR’s Nick Plummer pays tribute to the Queen.

Woman Zone's Annual Women's Day Show

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) You. If you weren't able to tune in on the day, here's a chance to catch it again. Presented by Theresa Smith and produced by Beryl Eichenberger.

Composer of the Week - Peter Klatzow

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 abroad was immense.

Out of the Shadow – The Peace Trees of Hiroshima

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 a Californian botanist, Prof David Bloch (Matthew Roberts) visits Hiroshima to study the Ginkgo trees which survived the H-bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 during WWII. He is hosted by a Japanese arborist, Kazuki Tanaka (Adrian Galley), who is part of the Peace Movement, and Kazuki's daughter, Aki (Lee-Ann van Rooi), also a botanist. Nigel Vermaas directed with Cassi Lowers on the desk, and Kyoko Kimura Morgan in attendance as language adviser.

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