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Message from the Rand Symphony

The Coronavirus / Covid-19 Pandemic has resulted in unprecedented restrictions on every aspect of what we have all come to regard as ‘normal’ life. The lockdown imposed by our Government has prevented many businesses from trading, and social gatherings – such as our rehearsals and concerts – are currently forbidden. This will not last forever! The RSO will not be defeated by these adverse circumstances; we remain a going concern, and fully intend to resume rehearsals and performances as soon as the lockdown restrictions permit.

We are confident that the Rand Symphony Orchestra will come through this enforced lockdown stronger than ever – For the love of music! – and we look forward to seeing our orchestra members back at rehearsals when lockdown allows, and you, our loyal audience, at our upcoming concerts.

Upcoming concerts

Here are our upcoming concerts for 2020

Postponed to September To be confirmed Rising Stars Youth Concert Carel Henn
Sunday 22 November 2020 (afternoon) Roodepoort Theatre Symphony Concert featuring Zanta Hofmeyr 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)