THE Nelson Mandela University Symphony Orchestra will be hosting its second concert of the year, Symphonies Collide, in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela University Wind Orchestra later this month.The first half of the concert will see Tania Leurquain-Steyn conducting the Nelson Mandela University Wind Orchestra, with music ranging from pop-rock to soul, as well as traditional South African arrangements. This performance also foregrounds the improvisation skills of music students – highlighting the diverse styles of music that the NMU music department has to offer.The second half will see the Nelson Mandela University Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Grant Snyman, performing works by Vasily Kalinnikov, Allan Stephenson and Peter Louis van Dijk, as well as popular film music composed by local and international artists. This is also the programme that the orchestra will be taking on tour to Durban later this year, after being invited to participate in this year’s South African School Band National Competition. The concert will be held in the Deary Hall at Pearson High School on Sunday, September 15 at 15:00. Tickets at R60 per adult and R40 per pensioner, scholar and student are available from the South Campus music department, Pearson High School or at the door on the day of the concert. Tickets are limited. For more info contact Nicky Bosman at 041 504 4235.