Mandela Day Concerts

To celebrate Mandela Day, our symphonic green and gold national team, the National Youth Orchestra, will perform two concerts in Cape Town in July. The programme will include Mahler’s glorious Fifth Symphony, and Benjamin Britten’s seldom-heard Double Concerto for Violin and Viola, written when the composer was just 18. The orchestra will be led by the sensational Ewa Strusiñska, a finalist and laureate at the prestigious Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition, and principal conductor and music director of the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland. The National Youth Orchestra is generously supported by …

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Mahler 5 recordings from 2010

We’ve uploaded some Mahler Symphony No. 5 recordings from the last time we played it in Pietermaritzburg in 2010.

Do come and see it at our concerts on 16 and 17 July in Cape Town! www.sanyo.org.za/events for tickets, or call 0832722117 to book via phone.

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Gildas Quartet visits South Africa

Concert on 13 July
Chamber Music for Change Concert at St Andrew’s Presbytarian Church in Greenpoint on 13 July at 19:00
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CHRISTOPHER JONES, VIOLIN
GEMMA SHARPLES, VIOLIN
KAY STEPHEN, VIOLA
ANNA MENZIES, CELLO

Praised for their ‘refreshing approach’ and ‘exciting precision’, the Gildas Quartet are fast establishing themselves as one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge in recent years.
The quartet are proud to be City Music Foundation Artists 2015 and Junior Fellows at the Birmingham Conservatoire. They have performed to critical acclaim across the UK and Europe at major venues including the …

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National Youth Orchestra 2016 announced!

The National Youth Orchestra for 2016 has been announced. Check here to see who has been selected.

Congratulations to these young musicians for their sterling achievement!

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Mandela Day Concerts

To celebrate Mandela Day, our symphonic green and gold national team, the National Youth Orchestra, will perform two concerts in Cape Town in July. The programme will include Mahler’s glorious Fifth Symphony, and Benjamin Britten’s seldom-heard Double Concerto for Violin and Viola, written when the composer was just 18. The orchestra will be led by the sensational Ewa Strusiñska, a finalist and laureate at the prestigious Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition, and principal conductor and music director of the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland. The National Youth Orchestra is generously supported by …

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International exchange to Amsterdam

This week three of the best young South African orchestral musicians will embark on a journey to Amsterdam to spend a week with the world famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO). This exchange programme is part of a partnership between the RCO, the KZN Philharmonic and the South African National Youth Orchestra.

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