Free concert at JL Zwane

2017-11-16 06:00
Masidlale grassroots violin and brass training project showcasing skill.

Masidlale grassroots violin and brass training project showcasing skill.

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Thirty members of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s Masidlale grassroots violin and brass training projects are again showcasing just how well they play in a concert in Gugulethu on Saturday.

The youngsters, mostly between six and 16 years of age, will perform in solo and ensemble items like a movement from a trumpet concerto accompanied by a string quartet, will take place on Saturday, November 18, at the J L Zwane Church in Gugulethu at 15:00.

This concert follows a jam-packed one in Pella last week in which the young musicians stunned the audience with the level of playing.

Since its launch in 2009, Masidlale has succeeded in enriching the lives of the youth through training each learner to reach their potential, thereby transforming communities, building capacity and providing opportunities for professional musical development.

Grassroots projects now exist for children in Gugulethu, Langa, Khayelitsha and Nyanga to provide really young children with string or woodwind instrument training irrespective of their financial means or background.

Teachers, from the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, themselves trained by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra musicians, teach the children, so completing the circle of skills transfer. The project is headed by Ash-Lee Louwskieter and Odile Burden. All students receive weekly tuition in the city or at Mamre. Admission is free. Contact Ash- Lee: 021 410 9089.


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