Symphonic Showcase 2

10 March 2020
Symphonic Showcase 2

Symphonic Showcase 2

This April, the Nelson Mandela University Symphony Orchestra will be hosting their first concert of the year, “Symphonic Showcase 2” in an exciting collaborating with Alexander Road High School. After last year’s success, the orchestra is excited to continue its community engagement with yet another local Port Elizabeth High School. The concert will treat audiences to a wonderful afternoon of music and showcase the talents of music students in the schooling and tertiary system. The concert will be held in the Percy Walker Hall at Alexander Road High School on Saturday, 4 April 2020 at 18:00.


The first half of the concert will see David McCoy and Elmarie van der Vyver with the Alexander Road High School’s Concert Band & Symphony Orchestra entertain audiences with a fantastic array of music whilst showing the high standard of instrumental music that we have in Port Elizabeth.


The second half will see the Nelson Mandela University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mr Grant Snyman performing works by Rimski-Korsakov, Vaughn Williams, Aaron Copland as well a South African and World premiere of Franco Prinsloo’s ‘Imbulu Suite’. Western classic movie fans can also look forward to Ralph Ford’s arrangement of Go West!


“The concert is aimed at encouraging high school students to not only study and pursue music as a career, but to remain in Port Elizabeth and to enjoy the facilities and opportunities available at Nelson Mandela University. It will also be my last concert after five wonderful years with the orchestra – my family,” says conductor, Grant Snyman.


Tickets can be purchased for R60 (adults) & R40 (pensioners, scholars & students) from the South Campus Music Department or at the door on the day of the concert. However, tickets are limited.  For more information, please contact Nicky Bosman on (041) 504-4235. Thank you to the Nelson Mandela University, SAMRO Foundation and Alexander Road High School for making this concert possible.


Author: Sonya Leurquain-Steyn OBO NMUSO Committee E-mail: