The Artscape and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) will host the 46th Western Cape Youth Music Festival on Saturday September 2, at 7.30pm.
The annual event offers accomplished musicians the opportunity of playing with a symphony orchestra on a professional concert stage.
Eleven talented classical music instrumentalists and singers successfully auditioned and will perform with the CPO in the Artscape Theatre. Six of the soloists are currently studying at the SA College of Music at UCT, three at the University of Stellenbosch and two at SACS and Westerford high schools. The pianists are Alice Clegg, 24, Fan Simon Wu, 17, and Jacobus de Jager, 20. Rian Smit, 21, plays the flute, Colette Brand, 22, the cello and Tessa Campbell, 21, and Jordan Brooks, 14, the violin. There are two sopranos, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, 23, and Frances du Plessis, 23. Darryn Kenned, 24, and Kabelo Lebyana, 24, are both bass baritone singers. All have won several awards in various categories.
Brandon Phillips, resident conductor and principal bassoon of the CPO will conduct the orchestra with works chosen by each of the soloists. They will play works by Mozart, Lalo, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Vieuxtemps, Weber, Sarasate, Liszt and South African composer Hans Roosenschoon.
Tickets cost R80 and pensioners, students and school pupils pay R40 with valid ID. Book through Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695 or Computicket.