Dear Friends of Orchestral Music

Invitation: FMR Bursary Awards

The Fine Music Radio Bursary Awards Competition are being held once again in the Baxter Concert Hall this coming Wednesday 17th and Friday 19th August. The competition rewards a student in each of four categories, Classical Instrument, Classical Voice, Jazz and, for the first time this year – African Music. The Trust was established by Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum for the purpose of providing scholarships, bursaries or awards for students studying for a performance diploma or degree in music.

Friends of Orchestral Music are invited to attend the competition with the following finalists:
Wednesday 17th August:
Classical Instrument:
David Cyster- Clarinet, Nicola McLachlan – Cello and Simon Wu – Piano

Classical Voice:
Christine Bam – Mezzo-soprano, Sanele Mwelase – Counter-Tenor, Setsoane Ntseki – Soprano

Friday 19th August:
Gilson Amaral – Alto Saxophone, Melisizwe Plaatjie – Piano, Pamela Lunguza – Voice, Ndumiso Nxele – Drums

African Music Mixed Instruments:
Siyabulela Bhele Jiyana, Siyabonga Kawana, Vuyisani Mkwambi

Both competitions start at 6.30pm in the Baxter Concert Hall. Entrance is free and no booking is required.

A reminder also that members of the CPYO ensembles will be playing in the foyer of Artscape on Sunday at 3pm and that tickets are now on sale now for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s spring season starting 1 September.  Once again we will be hosting the dress rehearsals on the morning of the concerts. Details below with links to tickets available from Quicket. All monies raised at the rehearsals go directly to the helping the orchestra.

Lastly, one of the musicians your membership helped to support – violinist Jordan Brooks will be opening the CPO’s symphony season in September and in preparation for that performance, he will be presenting a free lunch hour concert with pianist Tertia Visser on Thursday 24th August at 1pm in the Baxter Concert Hall. This concert is part of the SA College of Music Lunch Hour Concert Series. Entry is free, no booking required.

Thank you for your support of music in Cape Town.

Kind regards

Louise Howlett
for Friends of Orchestral Music