Symphony Concert

Presented by the FSSO in collaboration with the OSM

Conductor: Daniel Boico
Soloist: Alissa Margulis (violin)

Saturday, 18 August 2018

The Free State Symphony Orchestra and the OSM invites you to the third symphony concert of the year featuring international guests Daniel Boico (conductor) and the graceful Alissa Margulis (violinist). The long-awaited symphony will take place August 18, 2018 at 19:30 in the Odeion. This concert is presented in collaboration with the Odeion School of Music.

Due to circumstances beyond control, the promised Violin Concerto in D minor by Beethoven was replaced by the gloriously lyrical Violin Concerto in G minor by Bruch. The powerful and dramatic Egmont Overture by Beethoven and Schubert’s Symphony No 6 in C, will round off the programme.

Daniel Boico was born in Israel to musician parents and raised in both Paris and the US, as his father Fima Boico, was concertmaster of Orchestra de Paris and the second violinist of the Fine Arts Quartet. Boico was initially trained as a singer before joining the class of legendary Russian conducting professor Ilya Musin at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Russia. He has extensive experience in music administration, planning and programming, having worked as Manager of Artistic Administration of the New York Philharmonic and as executive assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra as well as for Chicago Symphony.

Alissa Margulis was born in Freiburg (Germany), into a family of Russian musicians. At the age of four, she started to learn the violin and the piano with Prof. Wolfgang Marschner. She made her first public appearance at the age of seven with the Budapest Soloists. At the age of ten, she won the first prize at the Spohr Youth Competition and at the German national competition Jugend Musiziert within the same year. She is a regular guest at international classical music festivals, and a privileged chamber music player who performs with a Guadagnini Violin dated 1754, a private loan from Jonathan Moulds.

Alissa is an accomplished musician with numerous awards like the Pro Europa Prize awarded by Daniel Barenboim (Berlin, 2002) and the Nouveau Laureat du Festival Juventus (Cambrai, 2004).

Tickets are available from Computicket outlets and online:

  • R150 Adults
  • R100 Pensioners, UFS staff and block bookings of 10 and more people
  • R50 Children 3 to 18 years


Contact Ninette Pretorius (051 401 2504) or Ella Kotze (051 401 2342). /

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