‘Fun and laughter meets the symphony’

Soloist Gunter Weyermüller

The Free State Symphony Orchestra’s first concert for the year is set to be filled with fun, laughter and humour. The FSSO will bring to life Mozart and Haydn on Saturday 7 March at the Odeion School of Music. The concert starts at 19:30 and will open with a J Haydn Symphony No. 94 Surprise and Stranger Overture.

Themed fun and laughter meets the symphony, the concerts promises an evening full of fun, elements of humour and an exciting surprise. The concert will be conducted by Alex Fokkens, with featured soloist Gunter Weyermüller from Germany playing the bassoon.
Appearing in its modern form in the 19th century, the bassoon figures prominently in orchestral, concert band, and chamber music literature. It is known for its distinctive tone colour, wide range, variety of character, and agility.

Mozart’s A Musical Joke, also known as Divertimento for two horns and string quartet, is thought to have been written to be intentionally as a funny piece, clumsy, mechanical and over-repetitive.

Haydn’s well known symphony, Surprise, has been unusually popular and beloved since its premiere during his acclaimed first season in London, before it was even given its famous subtitle.

Tickets are available from computicket and cost R100 for adults ans R40 for students and children 3 to 18 years.

For enquiries, contact the FSSO on 051-401-2342, or visit the FSSO’s Facebook page: @ Free State Symphony Orchestra for more information on the concert and regular updates.

Seithati Semenokane