About us

The Rand Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra, comprising people who love music but who are not professional musicians. Under the guidance of a professional conductor, the orchestra rehearses weekly in order to present regular concerts for the enjoyment of themselves and the community.

The Rand Symphony Orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians to participate in orchestral rehearsals and performances and provides a platform for South African soloists. A healthy base of amateur musicians is essential to grow and sustain classical music in our society.

5 June: Youth Concert 2016

On Sunday afternoon, 5 June 2016, the Rand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by our Resident Conductor, Carel Henn, will proudly host 12 superbly talented young musicians at our Annual Youth Concert. We are confident that you will be awed and inspired by the talent and musicality of our rising stars as they perform:

  • Sibelius: Finlandia, conducted by Christopher Nicolaou (22 yrs)
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, First Movement; violinist, Andrew Gilbert (15 yrs)
  • Handel: “If God be with us” from The Messiah; soprano Genevie Smith (17 yrs)
  • Binge: Saxophone Concerto, Second Movement; saxophonist, Clara Lubbe (13yrs)
  • Rieding: Cello Concerto Op 35, First Movement; ‘cellist, Kehan Taljaard (11 yrs)
  • Mozart: “O Isis and Osiris” and “In Diesen heil’gen hallen”; bass, Bernard Boekkooi (17 yrs)
  • Kabalevsky: Violin Concerto No. 1, First Movement; violinist, Pendo Masote (12yrs)
  • Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11, First Movement; pianist, Yiqun Zhang (18 yrs)
  • Massenet: “Meditation” from Thais; violin soloist Marilena Boutselis (15 yrs)
  • Handel: “The people that walked in darkness” from The Messiah; bass Alexander le Roux (18 yrs)
  • Elgar: Cello Concerto Op. 85, First Movement; cellist, Loïs Boshoff (23 yrs)
  • Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1,Third Movement; clarinettist, So Jung La (18 yrs)

This will be an afternoon of marvelous music – joyful, contemplative, light-hearted and exciting –performed by fabulous young musicians.

Concert Details

Where: Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown(map)
When: Sunday 5 June 2016 at 15h30
Tickets: R150 (adults), R120 (pensioners / students), R100 (scholars), R400 for family of four.
Click here to book tickets online right now.
School Groups of more than 20 e-mail Tina at chair@randsymphony.co.za or 082 403 8855

Upcoming concerts

Here are our upcoming concerts for 2016

Sun 5 June 2016, 15h30 Linder Auditorium Youth Concert 2016 featuring young soloists Carel Henn
August 2016 To be announced
November 2016 To be announced
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Musical matters

Carel Henn (Musical Director)

Financial matters

Kate Barker

Other Matters

Tina Playne (Chairperson)