Gala Performance

On Sunday afternoon, 25 November 2018, The Rand Symphony Orchestra will proudly present their 2018 Gala Performance, conducted by Musical Director, Carel Henn. The afternoon’s performance will include three wonderful works, all written by composers in their prime.

The afternoon will open with Beethoven’s beautiful Overture to Fidelio. This overture is one of four written for an opera which took the composer 10 years to write, re-write and revise, beginning in 1804 with the first performance in 1805, when he was 35 years old. Soloist Willem de Beer will thrill you with Tchaikovsky’s fabulous Piano concerto No. 1, completed in 1874, when the composer was 34.

The afternoon’s performance will conclude with an exciting selection from George Bizet’s wonderful Carmen Suites 1 & 2 – built on themes from the opera – completed in 1874, when he was 36.

When: Sunday 25 November 2018 at 15h30
Where: Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown
Tickets: R160 (adults); R140 (Pensioners/Students); R100 (Scholars)
Bookings online at Quicket - click here to purchase or at the door from 14h00 on the day.

About us

The Rand Symphony Orchestra has been a vibrant contributor to community classical music in Gauteng for nearly 30 years. It offers musicians the opportunity to play ensemble work and perform in regular public concerts for their own enjoyment and that of the community.

The Rand Symphony is a community orchestra, comprised of people who freely give of our time to play, because we love music. Under the guidance of a professional conductor, we rehearse weekly to present regular concerts.

While the orchestra aims to be self-sustaining, we appreciate and welcome the support of those who believe in the importance of growing and building classical musicians and events. South Africa has a rich and diverse base of musical talent. Support classical music and become a Friend of The Rand Symphony Orchestra today!

Patron: Mr John Marshall
Contact: Isabel Bradley (Chairperson)


Musical matters

Carel Henn (Musical Director)

Financial matters

Shirley Sedgwick

Other Matters

Isabel Bradley (Chairperson)