If you’ve ever dreamed of performing with an orchestra, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Young singers and instrumentalists are encouraged to take up the chance to perform a work of their choice with the Free State Symphony Orchestra (FSSO).
On 12 October 2019 the Youth Concerto Festival will once again be held at the Odeion, University of the Free State. This is one of the many initiatives by the orchestra that promote orchestral playing at the highest level for the young musicians, simultaneously enhancing professional capacity of these youngsters to enable job creation and sustainability of classical music for generations to come.
Auditions will be held on 1 June 2019 in Room 10, Odeion, UFS Campus, Bloemfontein. Instrumentalists are required to play one or two movements from a concerto or single movement work for solo instrument and orchestra, not exceeding 15 minutes, and singers must perform an aria or suitable part of a work for voice and orchestra. Successful candidates must perform the same work at the concert as at the audition and must be available for rehearsals on 10 and 11 October 2019.
The closing date for all applications is 15 May 2019, and no late entries will be accepted. Entry forms are available from https://fsso.org.za/ and must be sent to Michelle Hetzel, HetzelM@ufs.ac.za and any enquiry contact the office on 051-401-2342.