Campus 2006
South Africa

The Orchestra Campus 2006 stood out for two reasons: On the one hand, an orchestra from Africa sojourned in Bonn, on the other hand the invitee was no academy orchestra but the South African National Youth Orchestra (SANYO). Its forty years of commitment to young musicians has made the orchestra one of South Africa’s most successful music institutions. Its mission is to equip young people with the skills to perform in professional symphony orchestras or as soloists or conductors.
The organizational structure consists of orchestra courses which are being held throughout the country. Most of the course tutors are orchestra musicians from South Africa and have played with the SANYO themselves. Moreover, international conductors such as Alberto Bolet, Reinhard Schwarz and Bernhard Gueller direct the orchestra. Under the management of Dorothy van de Geest, the SANYO reached unprecedented levels. Before her untimely death in 2005, Dorothy introduced support for development initiatives for the programs, an initiative her successors Faan and Kim Malan have embraced and expanded.

The Orchestra Campus 2006 stood under the patronage of the President of the German Republic Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler.

Campus Concert, 9.9.2006, Beethovenhalle
Hans Huyssen:
Proteus Variations or Proteus’ floriferous tempers.
A musical representation of South Africa’s manifold PROTEACEAE for Symphony Orchestra

Princess Constance KaDinuzulu:
Princess Magogo Songs (Arr. Mzilikazi Khumalo, Orch. Peter Klatsow)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 5 C-Minor op. 67

Conrad van Alphen, conductor
Abel Moeng, bass

Campus Workshop, 11.9.2006, Beethovenhalle
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Wellington‘s Victory op. 91

Peter Tschaikowsky:
Symphony No. 5 E-Minor op. 64

Peter Gülke, conductor

Concert of the South African National Youth Orchestra

South African National Youth Orchestra, Johannesburg