WINDHOEK, Mar 16 – The Namibian National Symphony Orchestra (NNSO), in collaboration with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB), is preparing a classical concert to entertain music enthusiasts on 17 and 18 March.
First on the agenda is the staging of the “Peter and the Wolf” production in several schools in Windhoek, under the baton of Christian Ludwig, conductor of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra. The project is part of an ongoing partnership between the Lotto Stiftung Berlin and the cultural exchange program between Berlin and Windhoek, supported by the German-Namibian Society and the German Embassy in Namibia. The NNSO and the cultural exchange program introduce young learners to classical music. “We provide them with a chance to experience music instruments played live. We also offer Namibian children a chance to learn a musical instrument at Youth Orchestras of Namibia (Yona),” said Enrico Palascino, initiator of this project.
On Thursday, 17 and Friday, 18 March 2022, the NNSO, in collaboration with the College of the Arts, will host the Capricorn Private Wealth Classical Music Festival at the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) Aula in Windhoek at 19:00. Christian Ludwig will also conduct the event. The musicians from the NNSO, together with the guests from the RSB, will perform excerpts from Bizet’s opera Carmen and Namibian and German soloists will present a variety of musical pieces, primarily but not limited to, the baroque and classic music epoch. “The Capricorn Private Wealth Classical Music Festival 2022 promises to be a lovely concert with variation, fun, and just pure pleasure of enjoying music,” said Irmgard Rannersmann, chairlady of the NNSO.
Tickets are available at Webtickets Namibia at N$150 for adults and N$90 for pensioners and students.
The NNSO is a group of musicians who perform classical music in Namibia. It includes amateur and professional musicians and students from the College of the Arts, who collectively work on classical music projects. – firstname.lastname@example.org