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JPO’s 7th Annual Youth Concerto Festival
If you want to be inspired by the best young musicians Joburg has to offer, don't miss the annual JPO Academy showcase, which will take place in Soweto on Saturday 21 July and at Linder Auditorium, Sunday 22 July.
Ranging from ages 11 to 25, the musicians have been awarded scholarships from the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) to study their chosen instruments. These talented youngsters will tackle pieces by a variety of composers, including Haydn, Mozart, Offenbach, Viotti, Cimarosa, Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, Von Weber, De Beriot, Reinecke, Beethoven, Rodrigo and Tchaikovsky.
The concerto festival sees some older faces as well as some new musicians making their debuts. Performers include:
Alexander Whitehead (11) on cello; violists Mlungisi Zulu (21) Neo Motsatse (12), Pascali Mokadi (20), Phenyo Nakedi (24), Roxanne van Oudtshoorn (8), Andrew Gilbert (12) and Jeffery Armstrong (15); flautists Amy Stessl (14) Katlego Poopedi (20) and Lindsey James (25); pianist Landi Schaap (14); Nicholas Redelinghuys (17) on clarinet; classical guitarist Chloe Murphy (21); pianist Brian Bae (20); and soprano Isabella Snyman (13)
Since 2008 more than 40 learners have become part of the academy's four-year programme and at the end of 2012 a number of the senior students will be auditioning to gain positions as cadets with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. This is one of the last chances to see them perform as part of the academy. The programme is as follows:
Alexander Whitehead Concerto, Hob.VIIb:1, C major F.J Haydn 1st mvt
Mlungisi Zulu Violin Concerto, No. 5, K219, A major W.A Mozart 1st mvt
Isabella Snyman Soprano "Les Oiseaux dans la charmille" ( The Doll Song) J. Offenbach from Tales of Hoffmann
Neo Motsatse Violin Concerto, No. 22, A minor G.P Viotti 1st mvt
Amy Stessl and Katlego Poopedi Flute Concerto (Concertante) for 2 Flutes, G major D. Cimarosa
Pascali Mokadi and Phenyo Nakedi Concerto for 2 violins Op.3, No. 8 , RV522, A minor A. Vivaldi
Landi Schaap Piano Concerto No.2, Op.22, G minor C. Saint-Saëns 3rd mvt
Roxanne van Oudtshoorn La primavera, RV 269, E major (Spring) A. Vivaldi from The Four Seasons
Nicholas Redelinghuys Clarinet Concertino, Op 26, E-flat major C.M von Weber
Andrew Gilbert Violin Concerto No. 9, Op.104, A minor C. de Beriot
Lindsey James Concerto in D major, Op. 283 C. Reinecke 1st mvt
Jeffery Armstrong Romance No.2, Op 50, F major L. Van Beethoven
Chloe Murphy Concierto de Aranjuez J. Rodrigo 2nd mvt
Brian Bae Piano Concerto, No. 1, Op 23, B-flat major P.I Tchaikovsky
The concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are R50, unreserved and available at the door. Enquiries for tickets can be done through Neville 011 789 2733.
Any enquiries about the musicians or repertoire can be made via Sonja firstname.lastname@example.org