The National Youth & Jazz Orchestra of Germany on its first South Africa Tour. Hosted by "MIAGI" and in collaboration with the „Capital Arts Festival“, the „Black Tie Ensemble“, the „Free State Youth Orchestra“ and the „Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra“.
During the friendship tour, the return visit tour celebrating the MIAGI Youth Orchestra and Big Band’s recent success tour to Germany, the National Youth & Jazz Orchestra of Germany will among others perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and the members of the MIAGI Youth Orchestra and Youth Big Band will join their young German friends in South African jazz icon Gideon Nxumalo’s Jazz Fantasia, in an arrangement for symphony orchestra and big band. Gideon Nxumalo (1929 – 1970): musician, composer, writer, actor - a multi-talented master way ahead of his time and perhaps one of South Africa’s greatest unsung musical and cultural heroes.
Welcome to five concerts with one of the best youth orchestras in the world.
30 August, 15h00 - State Theatre - Pretoria
31 August, 20h00 - Linder Auditorium - Johannesburg
2 September, 19h30 - Sand du Plessis Theatre – Bloemfontein
4 September, 19h30 - Feather Market Centre – Port Elizabeth
6 September, 15h30 - City Hall – Cape Town
Conductor: Bernd Ruf - Piano: Caspar Frantz heroes.