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What: 🎵 Africa United Youth Orchestra - SA Debut

Africa United Youth Orchestra - SA Debut


Where: 🕳 ZK Matthews Great Hall, UNISA

How much:

🎟️ R50.00Quicket

🎟️ R100.00Quicket

🎟️ R150.00Quicket

🎟️ R200.00Quicket

🎟️ R250.00Quicket

We are pleased to announce the South African debut of the new Africa United Youth Orchestra (AUYO), which is organized by South Africa’s national orchestra, the Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra. AUYO is made up of stellar musicians from several African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by American conductor William Eddins, the first half of the concert will highlight groundbreaking works by South African composers M.M. Moerane and M. Khumalo. Opening the programme will be Moerane’s Fatse La Heso (My Country), followed by soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha performing arias from Khumalo’s uShaka KaSenzangakhona (a dramatic work about the legendary King of the Zulus) and Princess Magogo (the first Zulu opera), as well as “Die Kind” from Three Orchestral Songs on Poems of Ingrid Jonker, composed by B. Ndodana- Breen. The concert concludes with Dvorák’s beloved Symphony No.9, “From the New World”.

No Under 3’s allowed.Discounted tickets for Under 12’s and Pensioners are available in Block D (see seating plan)