Classical Music at the Warehouse


To start the month of romance, the Warehouse and the Bank Windhoek Arts Festival present to you the Summertime Concert with a range of classical pieces from works by Beethoven (Sonatina for mandolin), Bach (Prelude) and Rachmaninoff (Full Moon) to light music by renowned composers such as Gershwin (Summertime) and Jerome Kern (All the things you are). This was announced in a press release by Ernst Herma. According to him, the programme also includes Samba de Orfeu, Gypsy Russian Czardas and Cho-Clo, an Argentinian Tango. “The Summertime Concert will feature Werner Khlwetter on piano forte, Heinz Werner Czech on violin, Alessandro Alessandrino on guitar, mandolin and accordion, and Christopher West on percussion. “Werner Khlwetter, who plays the piano forte in this show, is originally from Germany and is a former teacher at the Hochschule for Musik. He performed at French and American clubs and it is here where his love and knowledge for swing, jazz and the blues became a reality. He is also a well-vested accordion and trombone player,” Herma said. Khlwetter now resides in Namibia and currently heads the MÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¤nnergesangverein of Swakopmund. “Heinz Werner Czech, is a former senior lecturer of violin at the College of The Arts in Windhoek. He was a conductor of a choir at The College of the Arts, for which he composed many works. Czech, a former concertmaster of the Namibia National Symphony Orchestra, also hails from Germany and is likewise based in Swakopmund where he is actively involved in an orchestra, called ‘Swakop Strings’,” the statement reads. Alessandro Alessandrino was born and bred in Soriano nel Cimino, 40 miles north of Rome. “Alessandrino is popular for his major contributions to music which has come to characterize Italian cinema. The Italian-born artist has collaborated on numerous movie soundtracks and documentaries such as ‘For a Fist-full of Dollars’, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, Once Upon a Time in America and Once upon a Time in the West, with Ennio Morricone.” Herma asserted. The multi-talented musical guru has a talent for whistling which he often incorporates into his performances. Alessandro Alessandrino is also a virtuoso player on saxophone, sitar, accordion and keyboard. “This very serious musician, with a quiet manner and understated elegance, also has a light-hearted side that is gracefully reflected in his love for life, a mischievous sense of humour, and in his music. Alessandrino now resides in Swakopmund and is married to a Namibian,” he concluded. *The show is organized by The Warehouse Theatre in collaboration with Bank Windhoek Arts Festival. Tickets for the show cost N$45 in advance and N$55 at the door. Advance tickets are available at The Warehouse Theatre as from 25 January.

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