Preview: Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet -South Africa tour- September 2022- presented by Classical Movements- seven concerts
|Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet on tour in South Africa- September 2022
Johannesburg | Pretoria | Potchefstroom | Cape Town | Stellenbosch | Bonteheuwel
~Thursday, September 15, 7:00PM | Miederpark Gemeente | Potchefstroom
~Saturday, September 17, 3:00PM | Dr. Miriam Makeba Concert Hall (UNISA) | Pretoria, in collaboration with the University of South Africa (UNISA)
~Sunday, September 18, 3:00PM | Chris Seabrooke Music Hall, Wits Theatre Complex | Johannesburg -concert featuring the Imbizo Ensemble
~Tuesday, September 20, 7:00PM | Center For the Book | Cape Town concert featuring the Cape Town Youth Choir
~Thursday, September 22, 6:00PM | Church of the Resurrection | Bonteheuwel | concert featuring the NAC Lavistown District Choir and the New Apostolic Church, Lavistown District Choir | free
~Saturday, September 24, 3:00PM | Moederkerk | Stellenbosch -concert featuring the South African Youth Choir
Following on the success of its recent tour in South Africa (August 2022), of the Grammy Award winning Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet, Classical Movements is presenting and producing a tour of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet. This month (September 2022), there are seven concerts in regions around South Africa,: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Potchefstroom, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Bonteheuwel. For the SA tour 2022, there are two programmes: Music of the Americas and French Masterworks. One programme per concert. Check what is on for each venue, by clicking on: https://www.classicalmovements.com/chamber-ensembles-south-africa-tour/
Collaboration with South African ensembles and choirs -Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet 2022 tour, South Africa
A thrilling aspect of the SA 2022 Kennedy Center Quintet Tour is that for five of the seven concerts, Classical Concerts is also presenting South African ensembles and choirs. This is part of its commitment to support communities on their tour schedules across the globe. Classical Movements – a global entrepreneurial impresario platform – endeavours to make its concerts accessible in terms of ticket prices and is known for including free concerts in its tours. There is no charge to attend the concert on Thursday, September 22, 6pm, at the Church of the Resurrection in Bonteheuwel (Cape). Students may attend all the concerts on the 2022 Kennedy Center tour– at no charge. To arrange the free student tickets, e-mail, email@example.com. On its tours, Classical Movements, initiates exchanges, masterclasses, workshops and collaborations. This tour with The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet is emblematic of the cross-cultural interaction ignited by Classical Movements. Read on for more. Info as supplied.
About The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet
Established in 1978, The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the beautiful Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. It is the only orchestra in the country [USA], dedicated solely to the performance of three musical genres: opera, ballet and musical theater.
The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet’s touring program showcases compositions from America as well as beloved international pieces with a special focus on ballets and operas. Their repertoire include selections from William Grant Still, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel, Myroslav Storyk as well as George Gershwin.
Programme- The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet SA tour, 2022
Repertoire: The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet’s touring program showcases compositions from America as well as beloved international pieces with a special focus on ballets and operas. Its repertoire includes selections from William Grant Still, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as well as George Gershwin. For the SA tour 2022, there are two programmes: Music of the Americas and French Masterworks. One programme per concert. Check what is on for each venue.
About Classical Movements
Classical Movements has been presenting the annual Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival across the country, since 2009 and brought the Minnesota Orchestra, as the first professional US Orchestra to tour to Africa, on its ground-breaking tour to South Africa in 2018. This year, 2022, they have brought the Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet and The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet to South Afriica, for tours across the country. For the SA 2022 tour, Classical Movements thanks its partners: Richard Cock Enterprises, the Johannesburg Musical Society, The University of South Africa, the North-West University, Herman van Niekerk, and Louise Howlett.
Neeta Helms, president of Classical Movements Comments said about the tours to SA, 2022: “Following in the footsteps of the Minnesota Orchestra which was a project we planned for two and a half years, despite tremendous uncertainty in the world, we found it was really important to continue our efforts to bring the highest level of American instrumentalists to South Africa.” Johan van Zyl, senior vice president of Classical Movements added: “I know South African audiences are going to be delighted with these world-class quintets. As a South African living in the United States it is my great joy to share such special music with my fellow citizens.” Tickets for the tour, via Quicket at www.Quicket.co.za Here is the link for the tour: https://www.classicalmovements.com/chamber-ensembles-south-africa-tour/
Moving the Music, Changing the World
Classical Movements is the premier concert tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, creates meaningful cultural experiences through music in 145 countries. An industry leader for over a quartercentury, Classical Movements organises more than 60 tours every year, producing over 200 concerts every season. It is the producer of two international choral festivals—Ihlombe! in South Africa and Serenade! in Washington, DC—and the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival.
In addition, Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program has commissioned over 97 works from Grammy, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers. Winner of Americans for the Arts’ BCA10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts Award, since it was founded, in 1992, as a truly global company, Classical Movements remains committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across the world—promoting peace.
✳ Featured Image: The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet: Adria Sternstein Foster (flute), Kayla Moffett (violin), Erika Gray (viola), Amy Frost Baumgarten (cello), Susan Robinson (harp). The Quintet is touring South African cities in September 2022. The tour is being presented and produced by Classical Movements. Pic: Supplied. Sponsored content. Book here: https://www.classicalmovements.com/chamber-ensembles-south-africa-tour/
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