September 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – September 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
c/o 13th Street & Thomas Edison
GPO Youth Concerto Festival 2018
Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat. 1 September – 18:00
Sun. 2 September – 15:00
Matheu Kieswetter (conductor)
This concerto festival annually provides young, talented instrumentalists between the ages of 6 and 23 with an opportunity to perform as soloists with a professional symphony orchestra.
A total of 39 young instrumentalists attended auditions this year. The fourteen candidates who were chosen to perform this year were: Olivia Scholtz (aged15, Piccolo), Caleb Arendse (12, Violin, Samuel Kellner (11, fluit), Carina Naudé (14, Violin), Gretha Maritz (23, Flute), Kirsten Marquardt (22, Flute), Colette du Toit (17, Piano), Daniël Spies (12, Flute), Anni Chang (8, Violin), So Jung La (20, Clarinet), Willie Naudé (16, Cello), Clara Lubbe (15, Saxophone), Louis Nel (17, Piano).
The programme consists of 13 excerpts from instrumental concertos by Vivaldi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Von Weber, Bach, Sarasate, Mercadante and Prokofiev and other composers. Besides the movements from concertos, Scaramouche for saxophone and orchestra (Milhaud) and the Suite de Trois for Flute and Orchestra (Godard) are included in the programme.
This is the ideal opportunity for music lovers who enjoy seeing how young prodigies hold their own in the musical drama of soloist versus a full orchestra. Performing in a concerto demands virtuosity, full command of your instrument and musical maturity despite your age and last but not least, nerves of steel.
The same programme is repeated during both concerts. With this concert, the GPO presents accessible classical music entertainment for the whole family.
GPO YOUTH CONCERTO GALA 2018
Samuel Kellner (11) Suite de Trois Morceaux in B Flat Major Godard
1st Movement – Allegretto
Caleb Arendse (12) Violin Concerto in A minor opus 3 no. 6 Vivaldi
Olivia Scholtz (15) Piccolo Concerto RV 431 in E min Vivaldi
Movements 1 & 2
Carina Naudé (14) Violin Concerto no 1 in A minor Bach
Gretha Maritz (23)
& Kirsten Marquardt (22) Concerto for 2 flutes in G major Cimarosa
So Jung La (20) Clarinet Concerto no. 1 Opus 73 Von Weber
3rd Movement – Rondo
Daniël Spies (12) Variations for Flute & Orchestra in A Major Mercadante
Annie Chang (8) Violin Concerto no 3 in G major K216 Mozart
Willie Naudé (16) Cello Concerto no 1 in A minor opus 33 Saint-Saëns
Clara Lubbe (15) Scaramouche – Suite for Alto Sax & Orchestra Milhaud
Movements 2 & 3 (Modere & Braziliera)
Colette du Toit (17) Piano Concerto no 5 “Egyptian” Saint Saëns
Louis Nel (17) Piano Concerto no 3 opus 26 Prokofiev
First movement – Andante
Saturday 01 September 18:00 & Sunday 02 September 15:00
|Block A (Adult) – R310
||Block B (Adult) – R260
|Block A (Senior) – R260
||Block B (Senior)- R210
|Block C (Row P, Q, R) – R160
Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets