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Next Concert


Gérard Korsten

The popular internationally acclaimed conductor Gérard Korsten will be back in Bloemfontein to conduct the FSSO. The programme will consist of Coriolanus Overture (Beethoven), Holberg Suite (Grieg) and Mendelssohn's popular Symphonny No. 4 in A maj ("Italian")Gerard Korsten  Marco Borgrreve larg<a href=...

on 12-10-2017 at 19:30
at Odeion
 

symphonyforlife

Support the FSSO sustainability campaign

We seek your support for an indispensable educational and cultural asset for all communities: the Free State Symphony Orchestra.

The Board of the FSSO Company has launched the ‘symphony for life’ campaign to reduce the symphony orchestra’s exposure to the uncertainties and unpredictable fluctuations of public funding from, for example, the Lotto and the National Arts Council (NAC), in the light of the immense pressures on the national budget to address unemployment, poverty and inequality.

If its core funding is uncertain, the FSSO cannot plan annual concert programmes properly, cannot engage top performers and conductors timeously and cannot market its annual programme to music lovers. This equally means that the FSSO’s crucial educational role in mentoring and developing a next generation of young musicians comes under threat.

A vibrant classical music scene needs a vibrant and financially sustainable FSSO. Free State classical music lovers – and aspiring young musicians – need a symphony orchestra for living, for life.

We can reduce the FSSO’s vulnerability only by mobilising private individuals and the business sector, in conjunction with government where possible, to take joint responsibility for the long-term viability of the Free State’s only professional symphony orchestra and orchestral training programme.

We urge you to support the symphony for life campaign as a Distinguished Patron, Patron or Friend of the FSSO and thereby become a ‘life’ member of our family of patrons.

More information on the campaign is available here.

A donation form can be downloaded here.

Vir inligting in Afrikaans, kliek hier.

Die donasie vorm in Afrikaans kan hier afgelaai word.

Our current patrons

Corporate patrons

Kloppers

Standard Bank

Van Rensburg Patoloë


Corporate friends

Horizon Eye Care Centre

Interstate Bus lines

SA Truck Bodies

Distinguished Patrons / Uitgelese Ondersteuners

Braham & Ilze Barnard

Katinka Botha

Deon Ceronio

Magda Coetzee

Frederick Fourie

Corrie Geldenhuys

Jeanette Kriel

Marius & Ellen-Anne Swart

Alan & Denise van Zyl

André Venter

Patrons / Ondersteuners

Christiaan & Gerlene Beyers

Chris Gouws

Ute Hallbauer

Geofrė & Marinda Heyns

Esmé le Grange

Antoinette Lion-Cachet

Johan Lombaard

Pieter Pienaar

Ernest Rood

Efraim van der Walt

Friends / Vriende

Platinum

Jaco Cilliers

Lizzie Conradie

Johan en Riana de Beer

Wilma Henning

Willem & Willie Ras

Piet & Helga Streicher

Gold

Anna Bobbert

Eelco & Helena Boonstra

Lizette de Coning & Annalie van der Vyfer

Ina Faber

Helena van Zyl

Basie & Hilda Verster

Silver

Johan & Louise Cilliers

Mike & Marietta de Kock

Voet & Lydia du Plessis

Brons

Theo du Plessis

Janine Lieffrig

Charmian Verster

Kowie & Frances Wessels

 

2017 Youth Concerto Festival

Applications for the 2017 FSSO Youth Concerto Festival are now open.

Closing date for applications for the 2017 Youth Concerto Festival is 15 May. Click here for more info and application form.

Free State Youth Orchestra

Youth Orchestra

The best young instrumentalists in the province from all backgrounds have the unique opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience by playing in the Free State Youth Orchestra, managed by the FSSO since 2009.

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