Spring Concert 2017 - Fun, Fantasy and Beautiful Music

At 15h30 on Sunday 3 September 2017, The Rand Symphony Orchestra will bring you their 2017 Spring Concert, packed with Fun, Fantasy and Beautiful Music. It will be held at the NG Church Hall, Malcolm Road, off Barkston Drive, in Blairgowrie. Our soloist will be well-known trumpeter, Philip Cox.

We will also showcase talent from within the Orchestra, with Janice Evans on piano and Isabel Bradley on flute. The Programme will include the Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss; Neruda’s lovely Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major; Chopin’s glorious Romance from his 1st Piano Concerto in E Minor; the Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy by Franz Doppler; Anita Baker’s Sweet Love and Burton Lane’s Old Devil Moon; and will close with the joyful Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms and the boisterous Slavonic Dance No. 8 by Dvořak.

When: Sunday 3 September 2017 at 15h30
Where: NG Church Hall, Malcolm Road, off Barkston Drive, Blairgowrie, Randburg
Tickets: R120 (Adults), R90 (Pensioners/Students), R70 (Scholars)
Tickets available from Quicket: click here to purchase
or purchase at the door from 14h30 on Sunday 3 September 2017.

At 12h30 on Sunday 10 September, the NG Church is hosting an ‘almost-repeat’ performance of this programme as a Picnic Concert. This will be held on the lawns at the Church, with access from Malcolm Road, Blairgowrie. In place of the Chopin Romance, the RSO will perform Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante with members Ulrike Franzmann (oboe), Ute Liebenberg (violin), Shirley Sedgwick (‘cello) and Johan Kohler (bassoon) as soloists.
For full information and to buy tickets for the Picnic Concert, please contact the church office at 011 787-4004 between 09h00 and 12h00 on weekdays,

Upcoming concerts

Here are our upcoming concerts for 2017

Sun 3 September 2017, 15h30 NG Church Hall, Malcolm Road, Blairgowrie Soloist Phil Cox performing popular classics on trumpet. Also featuring stars from the RSO. Carel Henn
Sun 10 September 2017, 12h30 NG Church Laws, Malcolm Road, Blairgowrie Picnic concert with oloist Phil Cox performing popular classics on trumpet. Also featuring stars from the RSO. Carel Henn
Sun 26 November 2017 Linder Auditorium, Parktown Soloist Paulina Bordukova performing the Dvořák cello concerto 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 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 (Acting Chairperson) isabel@randsymphony.co.za


Musical matters

Carel Henn (Musical Director)

Financial matters

Shirley Sedgwick

Other Matters

Isabel Bradley (Acting Chairperson)