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CPYWE invited to tour

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Wind Ensemble, a key component of the CPO’s youth development and education programme, already 15 years old and one of the best of its kind in South Africa,  has been invited to visit Germany in 2019.   Coming on the heels of an acclaimed collaboration last year with one of Germany’s best youth ensembles, the Youth Wind Band of Ulm, the invitation is from the Musikschule Hünstetten Taunusstein with 1000 music students and several bands and orchestras to tour with five concerts in Frankfurt, Hunstetten, and the Rhine-Main area in March 2019. It is the ideal time to showcase South African composers abroad and on the programme will be works like Allan Stephenson’s “A Cape Town Overture”, “African Song”, a medley of South African music arranged Eddie Clayton and  Miriam Makeba’s “Pata-Pata”.

Says Faan Malan, the Wind Ensemble and the Junior Wind Ensemble’s conductor, “this will broaden the outlook of these young people, many from disadvantaged communities travelling out of the country even the city for the very first time. They will be exposed to other cultures and other music, and when they return home they will contribute to the broadening of the horizons of similar groups as well as the students at the CPO Music Academy. “

This complimentary invitation is not complimentary! It comes with a price tag and the young musicians are willing to do anything they can to make it happen from concerts to cake sales.

You can

  • Hire the ensemble for a gig
  • Hire a wind player or two for a private recital or special event
  • Support them by attending any fundraising functions they may present
  • Sponsor a musician to go on your
  • Join us and simply sponsor one of the 50 young musicians aged 16 – 24 to take South Africa’s message of hope, harmony and excellence.

Contact Faan Malan on faanmalan@gmail.com / 083 411 7611 if you would like to become involved.

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