Concert hosted in memory of Ochse

Conductor, Anmari van der Westhuizen

Conductor, Anmari van der Westhuizen, and soloist, Danielle Ceronio (saxophone), will form part of the Odeion Sinfonia hosts concert held in memory of Prof. Derek Ochse.

This Odeion Sinfonia is a string only orchestra housed in the Odeion School of Music, comprising string students studying at the OSM and string members of the Free State Youth Orchestra. The orchestra was founded by Derek Ochse with Van der Westhuizen taking over the baton during her first year of residence at the UFS and the Odeion String Quartet (2009).

Van der Westhuizen is a highly acclaimed cellist and chamber musician and has more than thirty years of experience in playing and conducting chamber music. She is adjunct professor and head of the OSQ. She graduated from the Stellenbosch University (BMusHons, cum laude), from the Mozarteum, Salzburg (Grosses Diplom, cum laude), and from the Hochschule für Musik (Cologne) under the tutelage of Prof. Maria Kliegel (Konzertexamen).

The programme will include the following works: G.F. Handel – Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1; R. Vaughan Williams – Concerto Grosso; N. Stockton – Passacaglia for saxophone/horn and strings orchestra (soloist: Danielle Ceronio – saxophone) and P. Warlock – Capriol Suite.

The concert will take place at the Odeion on 16 September 2018 at 16:00. Admission is free. For more information, contact Ninette Pretorius on 051-401-2504 or