Celebrating our young classical musicians

10 August 2016

Twelve talented young classical music instrumentalists and singers who successfully auditioned to play at the 45th Western Cape Youth Music Festival will perform at the Artscape Theatre on Friday, 19 August at 19:30.

Presented by Artscape and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Distell Foundation, this prestigious annual event offers accomplished musicians the opportunity of playing with a symphony orchestra on a professional concert stage.

Brandon Phillips will conduct a varied and exciting programme. The concert master is Patrick Goodwin.

Tickets cost R80. Pensioners, students and scholars pay R40. Block bookings of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

Bookings: Artscape Dial-a-Seat (021 421 7695), Computicket online, Computicket outlets, or call Computicket (0861 915 8000).

For more information contact Thandi Mlungwana on 021 410 9209 or Debbie Damons on 021 410 9915.

Photo Jeffrey Abrahams.

Caption The UCT students performing in this year’s Youth Music Festival at the Artscape Theatre: Ntando Ngcume (22), baritone; Abongile Fumba (26), mezzo soprano; Ongama Mhlontlo (20), tenor; LeOui Rendsburg* (22), soprano; Kevin (Gyu-Min) Kim (21), piano; Amber De Decker (16), violin (still at school); and Nombulelo Yende (25), soprano.

*Gill LeOui has changed her name for performance purposes.

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