Classical Movements to Present Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s South Africa Tour

By David Salazar

Classical Movements will present the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s upcoming tour throughout South Africa.

The tour, which is scheduled for June 15-24, 2023, will be conducted by Benjamin Zander and will feature two programs. The first program will showcase music by Strauss and Beethoven with the latter performance featuring Mahler’s Second Symphony. The soloists for this latter program include soprano Andiswa Makana and mezzo-soprano Bongiwe Nakani Mcetywa. They will be joined by the Gauteng Choristers, directed by Sidwell Mhlongo.

The Mahler Symphony will be performed on June 17, 2023 at the Regina Mundi RC Church in Soweto as well as the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg on June 18. There will be another performance of the program on June 20 at Cape Town City Hall. The tour comes to a close with a mixed program in Makhanda on June 24.

There will be additional performances of the first program on June 15, 21, and 23.