Gala Performance: Symphonic Splendour

At 20h00 on Friday Evening, 22 November 2019, we, the members of The Rand Symphony Orchestra, will bring you some of the world’s most splendid orchestra music. We will be conducted, as always, by our wonderful resident Conductor and Musical Director, Carel Henn.

The evening’s entertainment will open with Mozart’s glorious Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. We will then accompany superb pianist, Charl du Plessis, in Beethoven’s marvellous Piano Concerto No. 3. For our splendid conclusion to the evening’s performance, The Rand Symphony Orchestra will present that most exquisite work by Dvořak, his Symphony No. 9 – The New World – with its luminous, translucent melodies, its lively, dancing movements, intricate rhythms, and rich, symphonic sounds.

We look forward to seeing you there – for the love of music!

Time & Date:20h00, Friday 22 November 2019
Venue: Roodepoort Theatre, Christiaan De Wet Road, Florida
Tickets: Adults - R160; Pensioners/Students – R140; Scholars – R120.

The bar and snack shop at the Theatre will be open before the performance and during interval. Give yourselves a musical treat and ensure that you attend this beautiful performance – book early! Roodepoort Theatre Management and Webtickets (click to book) will be managing reservations.

Upcoming concerts

Here are our upcoming concerts for 2020

Sunday 15 March 2020 (afternoon) Roodepoort Theatre La Forza del Destino - Verdi overture; the Grieg Piano Concerto, soloist Elize Kruger; and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Carel Henn
Sunday 16 June 2020 (afternoon) Roodepoort Theatre Rising Stars Youth Concert Carel Henn
Sunday 22 November 2020 (afternoon) Roodepoort Theatre Symphony Concert (programme to be confirmed) Carel Henn

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!

Contact: Isabel Bradley (Chairperson)


Violin 1
Ute Liebenberg
Conrad Visser
Francois Gersteling
Aashish Diayar
Esme Bergh
Wolfgang Visser
Tetyana Glover

Violin 2
Irene Jayes
Rozanne Bester
Natasha Coertze
Inge Seifert
Clara Jelk
Liezel Kruger
Meryl Rahme

John Warner
Lizel Bekker
Thys Steynberg
Diethelm Seifert
Stephen Pentz
Ilke van Wyk

Shirley Sedgwick
Jeremy Clarke
Deirdre Josipovic
Gail McCallum
Jin Ju Kang
Elaine von Hoesslin
Shannon Gallagher

Double Bass
Herman Maree*
Nico Kruger*

Isabel Bradley
Meg Twyford

Monica Strydom
Penny Jackson

Rebecca Williams
Janice Evans

Stephen Pentz

Johan Köhler
Gaye D'Alton

Darryl Aberdein
Fourie Greyling
Mark Hovy

Michael Straeuli
Kobus van Tonder

Martin Byker

Ian Flanagan
Jack Gitelson
Louise Fisher

Joanna Pettitt

Mark Pettitt
Wian Joubert*



Musical matters

Carel Henn (Musical Director)

Financial matters

Shirley Sedgwick

Other Matters

Isabel Bradley (Chairperson)