The Rand Symphony Orchestra invites applications from music students to audition for our annual Youth Concert to be held on Saturday evening, 6 June 2020 at the Roodepoort Theatre. Candidates should be of the highest standard (not lower than Grade 6) and currently attending school or an undergraduate music student at university.
An audition fee of R200-00 will be payable at the audition on 7 March 2020. Applicants and their teachers will be advised of the results of their audition telephonically by 14 March. Assistance in payment of the audition fee will be considered for those with financial difficulties.
Candidates are to supply their own accompanist for the audition. As there is only one piano available at the audition venue, piano concerti need not be accompanied.
Successful candidates will be expected to attend at least three Tuesday evening rehearsals prior to the concert, the general rehearsal on the afternoon before the concert and the performance.
Each candidate selected to perform will be presented with a certificate at the end of the performance.
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|
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) email@example.com
Violin 1Ute Liebenberg
Violin 2Irene Jayes
Ilke van Wyk
Jin Ju Kang
Elaine von Hoesslin
Double BassHerman Maree*
Kobus van Tonder