November Concert 2017 - Musical Masterpieces

The Rand Symphony Orchestra will treat you to an array of musical masterpieces: Franz Von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture opens the concert in grand style; Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, with lovely ‘cellist, Polina Burdukova follows; and we end with the lovely Symphony No. 3 in A minor (the ‘Scottish’ Symphony) by Felix Mendelssohn.

When: Sunday 26 November 2017 at 15h30
Where: Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown
Tickets: R150 (Adults), R120 (Pensioners/Students), R100 (Scholars), R100pp (Groups of 10 or more)
Tickets available from Quicket: click here to purchase
or purchase at the door from 14h30 on Sunday 26 November 2017.

Upcoming concerts

Here are our upcoming concerts for 2018

Sunday, 25 March 2018 at 15h30 Roodepoort Theatre Soloist Tinus Botha performing the Schumann piano concerto. Also on the programme: Beethoven 6th Symphony "Pastoral" Carel Henn
Youth Concert 2018 Linder Auditorium Annual concert showcasing the best young talent Carel Henn
September 2018 TBC TBC TBC
November 2018 TBC TBC TBC

The Rand Symphony Orchestra invites applications from music students to audition for our annual Youth Concert. Candidates should be of the highest standard (not lower than Grade 6) and currently attending school or an undergraduate music student at university.

Download the application form (click here), complete it and e-mail to Carel Henn or complete and submit the form online by clicking here.


An audition fee of R200-00 will be payable at the audition on 3 March 2018. Applicants and their teachers will be advised of the results of their audition telephonically by 9 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.

Important information

DATE OF AUDITIONS: Saturday, 3 March, 2018 at a time still to be decided
AUDITION FEE: R200-00 payable at the audition
APPLICATION FORMS Download and email or submit online

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 RSO 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)