BUSKAID - Bach & Boulogne

Sun Apr 2, 15:00 - Sun Apr 2, 18:00

Chris Seabrooke Theatre


The Internationally acclaimed Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble is presenting its first public performance for 2023 at the recently opened Chris Seabrooke Hall situated on the Wits Main Campus in Braamfontein. The excellent acoustics, designed by Ivan Lin, are already attracting a lot of admiration in the music world. The Buskaid Ensemble's performance will be greatly enhanced by this glorious space!

The programme features

  • Symphony no 1 - Joseph Boulogne, le Chevalier St Georges (the “Black Mozart”)
  • String Quartet no 1 (incomplete, orchestrated version) - Sergei Rachmaninov (written when he was 17)
  • Brandenburg Concerto No 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Octet in Eb major Opus 20: first movement - Felix Mendelssohn (written when he was 16)
  • Kwela and Afro-pop, featuring vocalists Cecelia Manyama and Mathapelo Matabane

We respectfully request no children under the age of 7.



BUSKAID - Bach & Boulogne
Chris Seabrooke Theatre
1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2000
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