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Rising Stars Youth Concert

The Rand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carel Henn proudly presents its annual youth concert, “Rising Stars.” The concert takes place on Sunday 9 June at The Roodepoort Theatre and promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of musical brilliance.

The concert will feature a dynamic repertoire which includes composers from the Baroque era through to Late Romantic, with the likes of Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Bruch and Tchaikovsky. The soloists will be playing various instruments from violin, to flute, clarinet, piano and voice. The age of the soloists range from 8 – 19 years old.

“Rising Stars” shines a spotlight on the exceptional abilities of budding musicians from our community and celebrates the incredible talent and dedication of young musicians. We are honored to provide a platform for them to share their passion with our audience.

Tickets for “Rising Stars” will soon be available for purchase from Roodepoort theatre or Webtickets. Join us for an enchanting afternoon of music!

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Mozart and more!

And so we have reached 2024!  May our loyal supporters have a successful and healthy year ahead.

The orchestra is about to resume rehearsals this coming week. Our next concert will be at the Roodepoort Theatre, on 17 March 2024.

Titled “Mozart and More“, this concert features Camelia Onea (pictured) performing the Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5.  Camelia is a graduate of the George Enesco Academy in Bucharest, and is currently Concert Master of the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra. She is one of the top violinists in South Africa, and appears regularly as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.

The programme also includes the Rosamunde Overture by Schubert and Symphony no. 8 by Antonín Dvořák. 

As usual, the orchestra will be under the baton of our resident conductor and Musical Director, Carel Henn.

Tickets prices are R200 for adults, R170 for pensioners and students, and R130 for children under 12.  Bookings are through WebTicketsclick here to book.

 

 

 

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Christmas Concert with Linelle Wimbles and Wolfgang Visser

The year is fast coming to a close, and what better way to finish a spectacular year of music than with our first ever Christmas Concert.

We invite you to join the orchestra in festive spirit with a  varied programme of Christmas themed music from the baroque to classical, as well as traditional and contemporary Christmas songs and carols with a symphonic twist.  The featured guest soloists are soprano Linelle Wimbles and violinist Wolfgang Visser who will bring an extra touch of brilliance to the  concert.

This heart-warming Christmas concert promises an evening of musical brilliance and festive spirit that will leave you with cherished memories.

Bring your family and friends, and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year together with us.

Event Details:

Date: 26 November 2023

Time: 15:00

Venue: Domus Dei Hall, 30 Jean Road, Blairgowrie, Randburg

Tickets are available on Quicket (click here to book) or at the door.  (Seats are limited)
Adults:R180, Pensioners/Students: R150, Children under 12: R120
Event duration: Approx. 90mins

 

Linelle Wimbles and Wolfgang Visser

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Choral spectacular not to be missed!

The Rand Symphony Orchestra and Jeppe High School for Girls present Sir Karl Jenkins’ fabulous ‘Stabat Mater’ in a choral spectacular that is not to be missed!

On Sunday 29 October 2023, at 15:30 at the Linder Auditorium, the Rand Symphony Orchestra will join the Drakensberg Old Boys’ Choir and Voces Libres Chamber Choir in support of the Jeppe High School for Girls’ Choir, Orchestra and Music Staff.  Carel Henn, the conductor of the Rand Symphony Orchestra takes the reins in this mass orchestra and choir production and Megan Napier as the vocal soloist.

Stabat Mater is a 2008 composition for choir and orchestra by Karl Jenkins, based on the 13th-century prayer Stabat Mater. Like much of Jenkins’ earlier work, the work incorporates both traditional Western music (orchestra and choir) with ethnic instruments and vocals, this time focusing on the Middle East.

The concert will open with Elgar’s well-loved Nimrod from the Enigma Variations conducted by guest conductor Andrew Pallet from Jeppe Girls’ High School.

Tickets are available from Quicket or at the venue (on the day).
However, it is advisable to book well in advance for this event.

Click here to book at Quicket.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Sunday 29 October 2023
Time:15:30 (Doors open at 15:00)
Venue: Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus

The cafeteria will be open from 13:00
Duration of the performance: 90 minutes

This concert is presented with the support of:

 

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Call for applications – Youth Concert 2024

The Rand Symphony Orchestra’s annual Youth Concert takes place on 9 June 2024 at the Roodepoort Theatre and applications are now open.

Known in recent years as the “Rising Stars” Youth Concert, this event provides an opportunity for young musicians, under the age of 21 to perform under the expert guidance of conductor Carel Henn.

Auditions for the Youth Concert will take place on 4 March 2024 in Blairgowrie.

Click here to get the application information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Picnic Concert 2023

The Rand Symphony Orchestra’s annual Picnic Concert will take place on the lush green lawns of our “home base”, Domus Dei Randburg-Suid on 3 September. The afternoon will be filled to the brim with lighter classics: from a lively Strauss waltz to stately Handel, from dramatic opera overtures to the pomp and circumstance of Elgar. This will be interspersed with moments of calm including Fauré’s moving Pavane and a tranquil rendition of Vivaldi’s concerto for classical guitar by André de Bruyn.

The full programme comprises works by Nikolai, Handel, Vivaldi, Offenbach, Strauss, Verdi, Grieg, Faure and Elgar, including the the Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, and the well-loved Pomp & Circumstance March.

We invite you to bring a picnic basket, blankets (or chairs) and enjoy this vibrant event with us.

Tickets are available from Quicket.

Prices are: Adults, R180; Seniors R150 and Students, R120; and children under 12 are free.

Tickets will also be available at the door. We now have credit card facilities to assist at the door.

For School Group Bookings, please contact tickets@randsymphony.co.za

Limited refreshments will be on sale.

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Rising Stars Youth Concert 2023

After a successful March concert we return to Trinityhouse in a few weeks’ time for our Rising Stars Youth Concert.  This annual event is a proud tradition of the Rand Symphony Orchestra and a firm favourite among our audience members.

Under the baton of Carel Henn we showcase 10 young soloists who will impress you with their talent and musicality.  The piano, violin, cello, and flute will be represented (the “usual suspects”), but this year we also feature the bassoon, xylophone and voice.

We invite you to enjoy an afternoon of wonderful, varied music with the Rand Symphony Orchestra in a casual atmosphere and support our young upcoming soloists, our Rising Stars.

Information

  • Date: Sunday, 11 June 2023
  • Time: 15h00
  • Tickets:
    • Adults: R180
    • Pensioners:R160
    • Students/Scholars: R120
    • Children under 12: free

Online bookings are encouraged and can be made via Quicket. Click here to book .

Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the day. We are now able to accept credit card payments.

  • Venue:

Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge, 23 Knoppiesdoring Street, Randpark Ridge

 

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Dvořák and Brahms

It is a new year, and how time has flown!  The orchestra started rehearsing again in earnest in January after a well-deserved break. We invite you to join us for our Autumn concert featuring cellist Susan Mouton who will perform the Dvořák Cello Concerto under the baton of our resident Conductor and Musical Director, Carel Henn.  The orchestra will also perform Symphony No. 1 by Brahms.  This ambitious programme reflects the vision and leadership of Carel and the hard work of the orchestra members to raise the standard of playing.  And this is just the start of 2023 – we have much more in store this year.

Programme:

  • Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 (soloist Susan Mouton)
  • Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

 

Information

  • Date: Sunday, 12 March 2023
  • Time: 15h30
  • Tickets:
    • Adults: R180
    • Pensioners:R160
    • Students/Scholars: R120
    • Children under 12: free

Online bookings are encouraged and can be made via Quicket. Click here to book .

Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the day. We are now able to accept credit card payments.

  • Venue:

Trinity House Randpark Ridge, 23 Knoppiesdoring Street, Randpark Ridge

About the soloist

Susan Mouton grew up in Durban, where she began cello lessons at the age of 10. She studied at the University of Pretoria under Professor Gerard van de Geest. Here she was the recipient of the Pretorium Trust bursary on three occasions, as well one of the winners of the Unisa SA Music Scholarship. During her studies she often appeared as soloist with the University Orchestra, and in 1981 she was one of the soloists in the CAPAB Music Festival. After she graduated, she joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 1983, and was appointed Principal cellist in 1987. She studied with Marian Lewin while completing her Performer’s Diploma at Wits University, and was one of the winners of the Unisa Overseas Study Bursaries in 1987, which she used to spend three months attending master classes in Europe with a number of esteemed cellists, including Arto Noras, William Pleeth, Johannes Goritski and Wolfang Laufer. She was also fortunate enough to attend a Cello Congress in Washington at this time, where she was able to meet one of her heroes, Mstislav Rostropovich. Since 2000 she has been Principal cellist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. in addition to her orchestral playing, she is active as a chamber musician, and is thrilled to have joined the Wits trio in the past few years. Together with her husband, Miroslav Chakaryan, she is also a member of the JPO quartet, and in 2022 became a member of the newly formed Take 4 piano quartet. In 2001, she was on the jury for the National String Competition, and in 2010, she was honoured to be chosen as the only South African string specialist on the jury for the International String Competition. This honour was again hers in 2022, when she was once again on the jury for the 6th International String competition.

 

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Sasolburg Concert

RAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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November Gala Concert

The Rand Symphony Orchestra, with the support of The Rupert Music Foundation and under the baton of Carel Henn, will present our Gala Concert for this year at the Linder Auditorium. We are delighted to be performing again at this wonderful venue.

Landi Schaap, Soloist
Landi Schaap, Soloist

The programme will consist of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, The Variations (on a Theme by Paganini) by Rachmaninov, with soloist Landi Schaap, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations – a beautiful programme for which we are currently rehearsing. We know you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Tickets are available from Quicket (click here) or at the door.

Adults: R180
Seniors and Students: R150
Children under 12: R120
Groups of 10 or more : R160 per ticket

For School Group Bookings at a much discounted rate, please contact us by e-mail (tickets@randsymphony.co.za ) call or Whatsapp – 0835593156.

The Restaurant next to the Auditorium will be open before the performance and during interval.

We look forward to seeing you there!