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The National Youth Orchestra of Germany tours South Africa

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra proudly presents The National Youth Orchestra of Germany. This much-anticipated concert, which is part of their South African tour, will take place on 13 August at the Aula Auditorium at the University of Pretoria at 20:00. Ninety of the best young German musicians will perform together with South African star, Msaki, under the baton of Alexander Shelley. The programme includes Hendrick Hofmeyr’s Three Sangoma Songs and Johannes Brahms’s Symphony no2.

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra German Youth MIAGI music

‘We are delighted to present this wonderful group of outstanding young musicians in our country. Events such as these provide an opportunity for aspiring South African youth to see and be inspired by their international counterparts’, said Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras.
     This concert is presented in collaboration with MIAGI (Music is a Great Investment) and in association with the University of Pretoria School of Arts.
     ‘Different countries – different rhythms, nowhere around the globe music is the same, but still, it is the world’s universal language. As the Musical Ambassador of Germany in the world, the BJO (The National Youth Orchestra of Germany) exemplifies mutual curiosity, respect and togetherness through the united playing of music. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the young musicians in August here in South Africa!’ – says Martin Schäfer, German Ambassador to South Africa.
     ‘A 10 years MIAGI – BJO (The National Youth Orchestra of Germany) friendship, and we are celebrating in South Africa! Many MIAGI Orchestra musicians have benefited from this collaboration and we are forever grateful for their support during our tours to Europe. This is the top youth orchestra in the world, do not miss these concerts and come and celebrate their 50th anniversary’, says Robert Brooks, Executive Director of MIAGI.
     Tickets are available at Computicket: R220, R180, R150 and R80 for pensioners and students. Please call 0861 915 8000 or book online at
     For more information please contact the JPO on 011 484 0446, or MIAGI on 012 320 5154

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