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Sandton hears the sound of water

The story of water told in Sandton to all those who had the time to listen for an hour.

Have you ever found yourself wondering what to do for Friday lunch in Sandton?

Follow your ears, and let them guide you to where the sound of music heralds the musical telling of Water’s Tale.

Water’s Tale was an April 12 special musical gift to Sandton by the Theatre on the Square, which hosts musicians from across the globe to entertain the community through weekly Friday Lunch Hour Music concerts.

Pianist Eugene Joubert, and flautist Dr Merryl Nellie captured the sound perfectly in Water’s Tale.

Australian flautist Dr Merryl Nellie, and pianist Eugene Joubert wove a lucid and fluid journey, exploring the varying textures and depths of water through sound for an hour.

“There are a few pieces on this programme that were commissioned by a wonderful flute teacher in Sydney called Karen North,” said Nellie. “She commissions living composers to write music for her, so you’ll hear a few of those today. She’s got publications that come out every year.”

Pianist Eugene Joubert, and flautist Dr Merryl Nellie captured the sound perfectly in Water’s Tale.

Nellie and Joubert played 10 compositions. To name and describe a few: Empress Falls echoed hours spent honing one’s craft; Deep Blue mirrored a whale’s call from the farthest depths of the ocean; and Sandy Beach Toes At Sunrise, Nellie’s own composition, felt like hearing musical notes jovially dancing in the sea – delighted to have been breathed into existence by the talented flautist.

All the songs recited in Water’s Tale did water great justice in representing its diversity as a fluid-solid with a plethora of inspiring properties. The hour closed with the sounds of a flute and piano breathing Aqua Blues into the heart of Sandton City.

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