Music in Honour of Mandela
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.