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Buskaid: First 2023 concert at stunning new venue!

When: Sunday, 02 April 2023
Chris Seabrooke Hall
Start time:15:00

Bridget van Oerle




Purchase tickets from Quicket

Cost: R200

Internationally acclaimed Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble presents its first public performance for 2023 at the recently opened Chris Seabrooke Hall at Wits.

The performance is at 15:00 on Sunday 2 April; free parking is available outside the Wits Theatre and on the second floor of the Solomon Mahlangu parking basement. Booking is already open at Quicket and tickets are selling with great speed! 

The programme features:  

  • Symphony no 1 - Joseph Boulogne, le Chevalier St Georges (the “Black Mozart”)  
  • Romance & Scherzo - Sergei Rachmaninov (written when he was 17) 
  • Brandenburg Concerto No 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach 
  • Octet in Eb major Opus 20: first movement - Felix Mendelssohn (written when he was 16)  
  • Kwela and Afro-pop, featuring vocalists Cecelia Manyama and Mathapelo Matabane 

We respectfully request no children under the age of 7. 

Buskaid provides young people from Diepkloof with unparalleled possibilities to uplift themselves from an environment of poverty and unemployment. The transformation of young people who enter the programme is dramatic: many come from difficult home circumstances and are shy and troubled; but they recognise that this environment will enable them to change the course of their lives and futures. These benefits also extend to their general education where, because of improved self-esteem, reading and motor skills, their confidence is boosted; and they begin to show marked improvement not only at school but also in their lives. 

Just think of all of these elements when you experience them playing Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Bach and Boulogne, as well as, of course Kwela, on Sunday 2 April. The acoustics of this charming new venue, designed by Ivan Lin, are already attracting admiration in the music world, and Buskaid’s unique and beautiful sound resonates magnificently in this delightful space. You deserve to be in the presence of this special gem of a concert!  

Seating at R200 is unreserved; tickets are selling fast! Please visit Quicket to secure yours as quick as you can! If you are keen to attend but are unable to do so on the Sunday, Buskaid is hosting the same concert at this venue on Saturday 1 April at 17:00 where limited seats may be available. Please call 011 442 6966 to let us know.   

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