From Rameau to Brahms and Karl Jenkins, the inspirational Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble perform a concert of classical music, classic pop and township kwela music. Made up of 30 young African musicians drawn from less privileged communities, the Ensemble take to the stage to showcase their musical versatility. Buskaid helps children in Soweto, South Africa learn and play classical music.
The trust believes that all children in the townships of South Africa should be given the opportunity to channel their creative energies and talents through learning and playing to the highest international standards.
Directed by British viola player Rosemary Nalden MBE
, one of our Honorary Members , the Ensemble is now internationally renowned for its stylistic approach to baroque, classical and romantic repertoire, as well as for its own vibrant and original arrangements of South African Kwela and Gospel music.
6pm Pre-concert event:Rosemary Nalden and Petroc Trelawny in conversationMore opportunities to hear Soweto Strings:
10th July – Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival
11th July – St George’s, Bristol
13th July – The Great Hall, Boughton House