Bloemfontein music lovers are in for a treat this June as conductor David Scarr and cellist Jacques-Pierre Malan will be joining the Free State Symphony Orchestra (FSSO) when they bring Beethoven’s relaxed and lyrical Symphony No. 4 to life.
The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s Son and Stranger overture, with Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major concerto as part of the programme, featuring cellist Jacques-Pierre Malan as soloist.
Malan is taking the classical music world by storm with his unparalleled performances, innovative projects and uncompromising dedication to energising and uplifting both audiences and musicians alike. His initiatives have landed him on stages across the world, from Africa to Europe, to the USA.
South African conductor, David Scarr, received his early musical training in the English Choral tradition, later completing his Bachelor of Music studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. He has directed performances in the opera, choral, symphonic and chamber orchestra genres in South Africa, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia, including directing the world premieres of both opera and symphonic works.
These two prominent South African musicians take to the stage with the FSSO for an unforgettable evening of symphonic rendezvous of note on 8 June 2019, starting at 19:30 at the Odeion School of Music, UFS.
Tickets are available from Computicket at R100 for adults and students and children 3 to 18 years pay R40. For more information, contact the FSSO on 051-401-2342, or visit the FSSO’s Facebook page: Free State Symphony Orchestra. – Seithati Semenokane