Rhodes University Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert

29 September 2016 @ 19:30 - 21:30


September 29, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Guy Butler Theatre, Settlers Monument
Event Type:
Music Concerts


Denétha Peters
046 603 8490

Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert

The performance showcases the Rhodes University Symphony Orchestra which comprises Rhodes staff and students, top young musicians from local schools VG, DSG/SAC and Kingswood College, as well as invited musicians from the East Cape Philharmonic and Cape Philharmonic Orchestras. This exciting 60 minute musical extravaganza features the Rhodes Vocalists, local soloists Jo-Nette Le Kay and Catherine Foxcroft, and star violinist Neo Motsatse who performed recently at the NAF. The curtain will rise to the sounds of the VP String Ensemble after which conductor David Scarr will lead the performance.

 After the concert, Rhodes Jazz musicians will perform in the reception area, where audience members are invited to chat to the performers during a candle-lit cheese and wine reception. 


 Bach                                         Menuet (VP String Ensemble)

Vivaldi                                      4 Seasons: 2 movements from Winter and Summer (Neo Motsatse)

Smetena                                   Dance of the Comedians

Mozart                                      Opera Arias from Figaro (with RU Vocalists)

Bizet                                        Opera Arias from Carmen (with RU Vocalists)

Gounod                                   Juliet’s Waltz “Je veux vivre” (Jo-Nette Le Kay)                         

Grieg                                        Piano concerto in a minor 1st mvt (Catherine Foxcroft)


The concert is a fund raising initiative. All proceedings from the concert will be donated towards a BMus 1st year bursary, which will be awarded to a student in 2017. We hope to raise enough money to cover full student fees. Please support us!


Pre-bookings are available at the Rhodes Music Department from Denétha Peters (d.peters@ru.ac.za) and Chris Dyokomba (c.dyokomba@ru.ac.za). Tickets will also be on sale at the door.

Adult: R 90, Pensioner: R 50, Students and Scholars: R 30

School block bookings: R 20 per scholar

Cheese and wine reception: R 80

 Come and enjoy a fabulous evening out with us!

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