Earnest and purposeful music

Christi Cloete -- Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:00

Earnest and purposeful music

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” These words of Victor Hugo might just as well have been inspired by the NWU PUK Symphony Orchestra that will be performing in the concert Musiek met mening on Saturday 11 May in the POK Hall on the Potchefstroom Campus of the NWU.

The funds raised by the orchestra are on behalf of Huis Hebron and its project that focuses on the rehabilitation of alcoholic addicts. Although the healing notes of the orchestra may lament the addict’s grief and predicament, the concert is aimed to absorb the audience in the most beautiful music.

The orchestra, consisting of thirty members following a variety of careers but united by their love for Bach, Beethoven and Strauss, celebrates its fifth year of existence in 2013. The conductor of the orchestra is André Oosthuizen, a MMus-student focusing on conducting and composition. The Argentine, Augusto Arias, is the assisting conductor.

The concert will follow a unique and eclectic approach and includes anything from Strauss’ waltzes to Bartók and dances from around the world. It promises an experience not to be forgotten.

Tickets are available at PUK Arts at R100 per person. For further information contact Erica Louw at 076 123 3031 or puksimfonieorkes@g