Classical concert

As part of the Life Skills programme, the RAGA students attended a concert by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at the University of the Western Cape’s Great Hall on 21st June. The award-winning young voilinist Avigail Bushakevitz was the soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Other works on the programme included Le Préludes, S97 (Symphonic Poem No. 3) by Liszt and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor.

Mr Brandon Phillips, the concert’s young conductor, won the very first Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition in 2010. He is a multi-instrumentalist and currently the principal bassoonist in the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.

Prior to the concert, the RAGA students listened to the music on CD and researched two of the composers. Although very different from golf, it was inspiring to see professional young South Africans step onto the stage and demonstrate their astonishing talent.

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