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
Fall in love with nature and the arts in the Cradle of Humankind this Valentine’s Day.
On Sunday 12 February some of the finest local Blues talents will celebrate “slow-blues”, drawing inspiration from John Mayall’s seminal 1969 recording ‘The Turning Point’, performed live at the Fillmore East in New York.
Artists will forego percussion – deriving their rhythm and beat from diverse instruments – cello, flute, keys, saxophone, harmonica, percussive voice and backing harmony.
The spectacular surroundings of NIROX Sculpture Park offer an oasis in which to enjoy a day of leisurely romance.
Cuisine courtesy of the Epicurian Emporium – a collective of high-end diverse food traders – emphasising healthy and locally sourced options.
Lovers and friends are invited to enjoy a day of fine food, Blues legends, nature and art.
Gates open at 10h00.
Tickets are available here at R330.
Tickets for sale at the gate at R360 – subject to availability.
CALEO Wealth Management is the anchor sponsor for the NIROX Foundation concert programme.
MINI is an official partner of Valentine’s Blues.
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an associate sponsor of Valentine’s Blues.
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.