Mu­sic in Hon­our of Man­dela

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Lifestyle -

The ac­claimed Amer­i­can Min­nesota Orches­tra will hon­our Man­dela’s cen­te­nary year by tour­ing South Africa in Au­gust. Con­ducted by Min­nesota Orches­tra Mu­sic Director Osmo Vän­skä, the tour marks the first-ever visit to South Africa by a pro­fes­sional United States orches­tra. The spe­cially com­mis­sioned Har­mo­nia Ubuntu trib­ute to Man­dela by world-ac­claimed com­poser Bon­gani Ndo­dana-breen will be a high­light. Con­certs will fea­ture so­prano Goitsemang Onic­cah Le­hobye and a dis­tin­guished cast of lo­cal soloists. Con­certs will take place in city halls in Cape Town on 10 Au­gust, in Dur­ban on 12 Au­gust, in Pre­to­ria on 16 Au­gust, and in Jo­han­nes­burg on 18 Au­gust. The Soweto con­cert will take place on 17 Au­gust in the Regina Mundi Church.

For more information, visit min­neso­taorches­tra.org/sa­tour.

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