Time for Rachmaninoff

Where: Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Rd, Roodepoort
When: Sunday 26 March 2017 at 15h30
Tickets: R180 (adults), R150 (pensioners / students), R120 (scholars)
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On Sunday afternoon, 26 March 2017, the Rand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Resident Conductor Carel Henn, will bring an event of marvelous music to our audience at the Roodepoort Theatre. The afternoon’s music-making will begin with Verdi’s lovely ‘Luisa Miller’ Overture. Belinda de Villiers will then bring us the joyous glory of Rachmaninoff’s superb Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. The afternoon will draw to a well-timed close with Haydn’s ‘Clock’ Symphony No. 101 in D major. We look forward to sharing our opening concert for 2017, and thank you for your ongoing support

Upcoming concerts

Here are our upcoming concerts for 2017

Sun 26 March 2017, 15h30 Roodepoort Theatre Verdi, Rachmaninoff, Haydn Carel Henn
4 June 2017 Linder Auditorium, Parktown Some of Gauteng's most talented young musicians perform with the Rand Symphony Orchestra Carel Henn

The Rand Symphony Orchestra invites applications from music students to audition for our annual Youth Concert. Candidates should be of the highest standard (not lower than Grade 6) and currently attending school or an undergraduate music student at university.

Download the application form (click here), complete it and e-mail to Carel Henn cjchenn@mweb.co.za or complete and submit the form online by clicking here.


An audition fee of R200-00 will be payable at the audition on 4 March 2017. Applicants and their teachers will be advised of the results of their audition telephonically by the end of March. Assistance in payment of the audition fee will be considered for those with financial difficulties.


Candidates are to supply their own accompanist for the audition. As there is only one piano available at the audition venue, piano concerti need not be accompanied.


Successful candidates will be expected to attend at least three Tuesday evening rehearsals prior to the concert, the general rehearsal on the afternoon before the concert and both performances.

Important information

DATE OF AUDITIONS: Saturday, 4 March, 2017 from 14:00
AUDITION FEE: R200-00 payable at the audition
APPLICATION FORMS Download and email or submit online

About us

The Rand Symphony Orchestra has been a vibrant contributor to community classical music in Gauteng for nearly 30 years. It offers musicians the opportunity to play ensemble work and perform in regular public concerts for their own enjoyment and that of the community.

The RSO is a community orchestra, comprised of people who freely give of our time to play, because we love music. Under the guidance of a professional conductor, we rehearse weekly to present regular concerts.

While the orchestra aims to be self-sustaining, we appreciate and welcome the support of those who believe in the importance of growing and building classical musicians and events. South Africa has a rich and diverse base of musical talent. Support classical music and become a Friend of The Rand Symphony Orchestra today!

Patron: Mr John Marshall
Contact: Isabel Bradley (Acting Chairperson) isabel@randsymphony.co.za


Musical matters

Carel Henn (Musical Director)

Financial matters

Kate Barker

Other Matters

Isabel Bradley (Acting Chairperson)