World famous conductor to visit Cape Town

World famous conductor to visit Cape Town

Sir Roger Norrington, a leading light on the classical music scene for almost 50 years, will conduct the Zurich Chamber Orchestra with celebrated South African clarinetist Robert Pickup as soloist in concerts in Stellenbosch and Cape Town.
Concert goers will have an opportunity of seeing this world renowned conductor with his highly acclaimed orchestra, joined in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by selected members of our very own South African National Youth Orchestra.

The concert dates are as follows:

• Thursday January 31, Stellenbosch, Endler Hall
Tickets: R250 from Computicket

• Friday February 1, Cape Town concert at the New Apostolic Church in Silvertown
(near the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone)
Tickets: from R150 to R250 from Computicket
Secure parking is available at the New Apostolic Church

The programme for each concert will consist of the following:

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Divertimento D Major K.136
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, A Major K.622 with
• Robert Pickup, Clarinet
• Fabian Müller – Labyrinth (2005)
• Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No 5  C minor Op.67

For nearly 50 years Roger Norrington has been at the forefront of the movement for historically informed orchestral playing and is arguably one of the world’s greatest conductors.
The Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO) was established immediately after the Second World war and is one of the leading ensembles of its kind. The orchestra has been invited to international festivals, performances in the major musical centres of Europe and played in the United States and China.

More than 50 members of the South African National Youth Orchestra (NYO) from all over the country will be performing under the baton of Sir Roger with the ZKO.  The National Youth Orchestra, established in 1964, is the training ground for South Africa’s top classical musicians and is our national team of youth orchestras.
The aim of the tour is to combine SA’s top young talent with this internationally renowned chamber orchestra where aspiring young musicians can rub shoulders with professionals and learn from the best.

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