11 April 2017 - COTA Baroque Festival a great success
Enlarge image Impressions of the concert (© German Embassy IWndhoek ) With the support of the German Embassy in Namibia, this year’s Baroque Festival took place on the 7th and 8th of April under the roof of the Dutch Reformed Church. This is the seventh time that the festival has been organized by the College of the Arts (COTA). The large audience enjoyed this very special musical event, to which they were welcomed by Mr. Ullrich Kinne, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the German Embassy.Mr Kinne emphasised that the German Embassy sees it as very important to support the development of young Namibian artists.He also highlighted the possibility that the event provided for the Namibian audience to get in touch with the German musical culture.
Ambitious soloists and the best COTA students got the chance to perform with a small baroque ensemble under the guidance of the renowned South African conductor Alexander Fokken. By playing compositions from Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Händel, the audience was provided an insight into the German baroque music era.
In addition, the two guest soloists Jürgen Kriess und Enrico Palascino performed single concerts „Autumn“ and „Spring“, from Vivaldi’s famous concert programme “The Four Seasons“.