June is youth month and the KZN Youth Orchestra will be touring the Eastern Cape again. This time they have international sax sensation Andrew Young appearing as a guest artist with them.
On Wednesday 26 June at 7.30pm they will be playing in East London at the Guild Theatre. Ticket prices are R100 and R80 for pensioners and students and bookings can be made through Computicket.
On Thursday 28th of June they will present a community concert for various retirement centres at Port Alfred. This will take place at 2.30pm at Port Alfred High school and in the evening at 7pm, also at the school, they will present a concert in collaboration with the Port Alfred Rotary club. Tickets for this will be R80 each .Patrons may bring food and drinks to the evening concert. Tickets for this concert may be purchased at Sotheby’s in Masonic street or online at email@example.com.
The orchestra then head off to the National Arts Festival where they present four concerts. Three will be on the Fringe with Andrew Young as the soloist. Concert dates: Friday 28th at 6pm and Saturday 29th at 11am and 3.30pm. These concerts are at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are R70 and R80 and can be booked through firstname.lastname@example.org. The fourth concert is on Sunday 30th June at the Monument in the Foyer area and will be a free educational children’s concert.
Their hour long show called “KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra presents Contrasts” features the KZN Youth Orchestra which comprises young musicians from all around KZN Province. The orchestra will be playing some well known classical favourites including ‘The Birthday Cantata’ by Bach, and ‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana. Andrew Young will join them in the lighter section and listen out for amazing pieces such as ‘What a Wonderful World’, ‘Havana’ and ‘Pata Pata’. This exciting musical programme promises to entertain all ages. Lyk Temmingh and Cathy Peacock are the conductors.