One would have thought that the German National Youth Orchestra, that departed from Cape…

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One would have thought that the German National Youth Orchestra, that departed from Cape…

One would have thought that the German National Youth Orchestra, that departed from Cape Town early this morning after touring South Africa extensively the past week, would enjoy some time off now when arriving back home, but that’s not the case. The ensemble’s renowned conductor, Alexander Shelley, told Capetonians last night at the end of the symphony concert that the orchestra has an engagement almost immediately after arriving back in Germany. Shelley said local followers can tune into the airwaves and satellite signals all over the world on this Sunday night to hear and see them play some more in Hamburg. The broadcast will take place from the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall in the city, just two days after the group of about 90 musicians got onto a plane from the Mother City and had several performances on the Southern Tip of Africa. The Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg’s HafenCity quarter was opened recently and is among the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world. Germany’s national Youth Orchestra was celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, as one of the oldest in the world, with music concerts across South Africa.

(images: wikipedia.org , picture alliance / dpa, cape town philharmonic orchestra + sarel meintjes)



































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