MIAGI ‘New Skool’ Orchestra in concert March 2015

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miagi-logoMIAGI ‘New Skool’ Orchestra – ‘A Revolution in the Concert Hall’ according to the German newspaper Tages Spiegel – performing in South Africa in March

MIAGI’s work through the MIAGI Youth Orchestra over the past fourteen years has resulted in an exciting and extremely innovative new form of music called ‘New Skool’ and MIAGI’s ‘New Skool’ Orchestra are already stars in Europe after having performed to full halls and standing ovations at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

After the huge audience and media success of the ‘New Skool’ Orchestra abroad, during the MIAGI Tour of Europe 2014 ‘Celebrating South Africa’s 20 Years of Democracy, MIAGI received an invitation to perform at the prestigious Woordfees Festival of the University of Stellenbosch. MIAGI is now excited to offer an increasing number of South African public the opportunity to experience the music of the ‘New Skool’ through a short national tour.

Apart from the performance at the Woordfees Festival on March 6, MIAGI is also joining Ahmed Kathrada and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in organising a concert at Wits Great Hall on March 4 at 20h00 where Ahmed Kathrada will give a short opening speech.

Max-&-MYCOAs part of the MIAGI Tour of Europe 2014, ‘Celebrating South Africa’s 20 Years of Freedom’, South African Icons Ahmed Kathrada and his Partner Barbara Hogan joined MIAGI as special guests of honour to Visby, Gotland, Sweden, to one of the biggest democratic forums in the world, the ‘Almedalen Week’. At the ‘Almedalen Week’ MIAGI arranged a special seminar with concert on the theme ‘The Culture of Civil Courage’ with Ahmed Kathrada as key note speaker.

48 members of the MIAGI Youth Orchestra from across South Africa will soon assemble as the ‘New Skool’ Orchestra to prepare for the tour. After four days of rehearsals, they will present the result of their work in concerts as follows:

Wednesday 4 March @ 20h00
Wits Great Hall
‘Deepening Non-Racialism’ concert with opening words by Ahmed Kathrada, presented by MIAGI together with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
Tickets two hours before event at the door.
To reserve tickets call 012 320 5154
or e-mail Munashe edu@miagi.co.za

Friday 6 March @ 17h30
Kyk N E T Endler
Stellenbosch University
Wordfees Festival
tickets at Computicket

Saturday 7 March @ 16h00
Spier Estate, The Living Arts Foundation Hall
Community Concert
On invitation only – if you would like to receive an invite please call 079 664 4405 or e-mail Svetlana.art@gmail.com

The orchestra will be conducted by Tshepo Tsotetsi and the young South African conductor from the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandon Phillips. Soloist is the world renowned Swedish soprano saxophonist and composer Anders Paulsson.

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