NIROX – the musical arts
The NIROX residency and studios serve the musical arts – from composing to performance – in a wide variety of musical genres, fostering creative and technical exchange.
The NIROX amphitheater is a highly regarded performance venue, widely enjoyed by artists and audiences. It has hosted many leading performers and provided a platform for emerging talents.
Genres traverse classical, jazz, acoustic, traditional and new contemporary music.
- Sterkfontein Composers Meeting – a masterclass for both young and emerging composers as well as professionals
Concerts are produced and promoted throughout the year in collaboration with independant concert producers. These are open to the public with bookings through NuTICKETS. Concerts are carefully chosen to advance the arts and compliment the natural ambience.
Culinary and beverage offerings are organized individually. NIROX collaborates with selected market food suppliers to establish the Epicurian Emporium currently including gourmet foods from Tutto; Joburg Cullinary and Pastry School; Jozi Smokehouse; Argentinian Grill; Leafy Greens; Pappou’s Prego; Li Kitchen; Baha Taco, Soul Souvlaki; Sanza Vegetarian; Dario’s Duck Bar
A program of repeat concerts in different musical genres has evolved
Upcoming Musical events
ROOTS OF HUMANKIND
is a musical take on our contemporary presence in this ancient place – the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – interpreting indigenous sounds and rhythms through modern allegories.
Musicians include Philip Tabane, Madala Kunene, Pops Mohamed, The Urban Village, Skorokoro Ensemble and Tabia.
The collection of performing artists will arrive at NIROX 3 days before the concert to engage, collaborate and rehearse, resulting in an entirely unique production, with artists performing on each others’ sets.
Sounds will include an array of traditional and home-made instrumentation, guitars, bass, percussion and voice.
Music for today – rooted in our rich past.
The ROOTS concert will be presented amongst the NIROX Winter 2017 sculpture exhibition: ‘OPEN LABORATORY’ – an exhibition containing the work of over 50 alumni artists from 6 South African universities: UJ, Pretoria, UCT, UNISA, TUT and Wits.
For more info and tickets : www.acousticsnow.org
Within the sculpture park a lawn amphitheater seating 1000 pax overlooks a two tier lawn stage across a rippling brook.
The Cradle of Humankind is a Cycling mecca. NIROX is joint host of the African Cycle Fair 2014.
The Khatlhampi Private Reserve and adjoining properties have more than 60 kilometers of excellent mountain bike, trail-running and walking trails. From time to time these are open to private groups for rides pre-arranged through NIROX.
NIROX has been the host for the Mastercard Winter Sculpture Fair for the past two years.
The Pavilion at NIROX facilitates pop-up restaurants for visiting chefs.