Auditions held for young musicians at Odeion


The Free State Youth Orchestra is calling all young musicians to attend its 2017 auditions.
Auditions will be held at Halle Haller, Odeion School of Music, on the main campus of the University of the Free State, on 10 February from 14:00 until 17:00 and on 11 February from 9:00 until 12:00.
Applications are available on the Free State Youth Orchestra’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Auditions will take pace as per application. To book a spot, contact the orchestra at or 076-950-2776.
The best young instrumentalists from all backgrounds in the province have the unique opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience by playing for the Free State Youth Orchestra that has been managed by the Free State Symphony Orchestra since 2009.
The Free State Youth Symphony has considered helping and being a part of music education and promote orchestral playing at the highest level for the young musicians of Bloemfontein and hopefully the Free State as a whole. This has involved discussions with a number of roleplayers in the Free State musical landscape, in particular the Odeion School of Music.
The orchestra has endeavoured to find a system that strives to copy the systems that were in place in Bloemfontein for so long, making it the hub of music education in central South Africa. – Maricelle Botha