Classical Movements Announces
Two Major American Ensembles on tour in South Africa this August and September!
Classical Movements has been working in South Africa since 1994, and in that time has taken over 75 ensembles from all over the world on concert tours to this Musical Nation. Since 1999 we have been presenting the annual Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival across the country, and is the company that brought the Minnesota Orchestra on their groundbreaking tour to South Africa in 2018, proudly announces two renowned American ensembles to perform in South Africa this August and September.

Classical Movements takes on a multi-faceted role in this, and is acting as the impresario for both of these tours – paying all expenses from airfare, accommodation and meals over local transportation and rentals to venue fees and marketing costs – thereby underlining the dedication to the project and the value of this opportunity to local audiences and students as well as the American groups.

Beyond the concerts that they will play in different cities, another focal point of these projects will be masterclasses and workshops with local university and high school students and community ensembles and organizing free community concerts in addition to the bigger concert venues we will be presenting the groups at. The musicians will be working with the University of South Africa (Pretoria), North-West University (Potchefstroom), the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town, Cape Town Concert Brass, St. Stithians Boys’ College, multiple wind bands in the Western Cape, and a brass ensemble in Soweto, with many other exciting collaborations in the works. Furthermore, we will be offering highly discounted student tickets for many of the performances to make it as accessible as possible to see these American musicians perform live.
The Musicians of the Brass Quintet from
The Minnesota Orchestra
Return to South Africa this August!
Johannesburg | Pretoria | Potchefstroom
Cape Town | Stellenbosch | Bonteheuwel
August 11 - 20, 2022
Douglas Carlsen, trumpet | Charles Lazarus, trumpet
R. Douglas Wright, trombone | Michael Gast, horn
Steven Campbell, tuba
The Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet will present an eclectic, entertaining, and virtuosic program featuring songs of joy from around the world inspired by dance rhythms of many cultures. The program will include the music of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Astor Piazzolla, and Paquito D’ Rivera, Consuelo Velázquez, as well as African American spirituals, and brand new works by award-winning composer Jack Stamp.
MOA BRASS PERFORMANCES
ZK Matthews hall, Pretoria
Thursday, August 11 | 19:00
In collaboration with the University of South Africa (UNISA)
North-West University, Potchefstroom
Friday, August 12 | 19:00
In collaboration with the North-West University
Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg
Sunday, August 14 | 15:00
Co-presented by the Johannesburg Musical Society
Groote Kerk, Cape Town
Thursday, August 18 | 19:00
Cape Town Concert Brass will open this concert
Church of the Resurrection, Bonteheuwel
Friday, August 19 | 18:00
The concert opens with two local choirs
FREE CONCERT
Moederkerk, Stellenbosch
Saturday, August 20 | 19:00
The Quintet from The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Perform Chamber Masterworks!
Johannesburg | Pretoria | Potchefstroom
Cape Town | Stellenbosch | Bonteheuwel
September 15 - 24, 2022
Adria Sternstein Foster, flute | Kayla Moffet, violin
Erika Gray, viola | Amy Frost Baumgarten, cello
Susan Robinson, harp
The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet’s touring program showcases compositions from America as well as beloved international pieces with a special focus on ballets and operas. Their repertoire includes selections from William Grant Still, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel, Puccini, Rebecca Clarke, Caroline Shaw, as well as George Gershwin.
KCOHO QUINTET PERFORMANCES
Miederpark Gemeente, Potchefstroom
Thursday, September 15 | 19:00
ZK Matthews Hall, Pretoria
Saturday, September 17 | 19:00
In collaboration with the University of South Africa (UNISA)
Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg
Sunday, September 18 | 15:00
In collaboration with the University of Witswatersrand
Groote Kerk, Cape Town
Tuesday, September 20 | 19:00
Church of the Resurrection, Bonteheuwel
Thursday, September 22 | 18:00
The concert opens with two local choirs
FREE CONCERT
Moederkerk, Stellenbosch
Saturday, September 24 | 19:00
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