National Youth Orchestra

The National Youth Wind Orchestra is in Durban for performances at the Vodacom Durban July, Gateway, Hilton College and the Durban Music School. This July, the National Youth Wind Orchestra will be coming to Durban, with an exhilarating performance that will take place at Hilton College and the Durban Music School on 8 and 9 […]

The National Youth Wind Orchestra is in Durban for performances at the Vodacom Durban July, Gateway, Hilton College and the Durban Music School. This July, the National Youth Wind Orchestra will be coming to Durban, with an exhilarating performance that will take place at Hilton College and the Durban Music School on 8 and 9 July 2014. The orchestra will also perform at the Vodacom Durban July on 5 July and at Gateway on 6 July.

The National Youth Wind Orchestra is in Durban for performances at the Vodacom Durban July, Gateway, Hilton College and the Durban Music School. This July, the National Youth Wind Orchestra will be coming to Durban, with an exhilarating performance that will take place at Hilton College and the Durban Music School on 8 and 9 July 2014. The orchestra will also perform at the Vodacom Durban July on 5 July and at Gateway on 6 July.

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The orchestra will be led by English conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire. Catherine currently conducts with the Sinfonietta 92 and the Orchester Benjamin Franklin in Berlin and is renowned for her work as a coach for youth orchestras world-wide. The programme includes the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, the West Side Story Suite by Bernstein, as well as the epic Star Wars Theme by John Williams.

Richard Hughes, Sasol Sponsorship Manager said, “We look forward to music enthusiasts joining us for a unique evening where these young musicians will bring some classic favourites to life. Come and show your support as the National Youth Orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. We are committed to the development of arts and culture in South Africa and believe in our young talent. The Sasol 10 day course attracts top-quality musicians from across the country and the public performances delight audiences year after year.”