OSM Wind Bands Gala Concert

14 April 2018



The Odeion School of Music (OSM) will present the OSM Wind Bands Gala Concert at the Odeion Auditorium on Saturday 14 April as a culmination of their Wind Bands Festival and Conductor’s Workshop. The Free State Youth Wind Ensemble, conducted by main workshop presenter Gerben Grooten, will première Noel Stockton’s Marche Amusant as the concert overture. Thereafter each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct their specific works. The conductors include Anton Esterhuyse, Hatting Davel, Itumeleng Pooe, Joseph Carlo, Joseph Moilwa, Joas Erasmus, Heinrich Lategan, Eslon Hindundu, Tuhafeni Michael and Renier de Bruin.

Some of the works that will be conducted include Majestia (James Swearingen), Ammerland (Jacob De Haan), Whirlwind (James Curnow), March from the Second Suite in F (Gustav Holst), Acclamations (Ed Huckeby), and Sinatra in Concert (Jerry Nowak). After interval, the Johannesburg Youth Wind Band, under the baton of Etienne Mecloen, will thrill audiences with The Light Eternal (Swearingen), Dam Busters March (Eric Coates), Florentiner March (Julius Fucik) and The Mask of Zorro (James Horner).


Tickets available at Computicket, at the doors or online at http://online.computicket.com/web/


Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)

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