Musik & Theater

The alternative New Year’s Concert with the Bochabela String Orchestra

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When South Africa’s Bochabela String Orchestra strikes up, prepare for strings and singing and dancing and drumming. With its sheer musicality and unconstrained joy in music-making, this band – perhaps the world’s most unusual string orchestra – creates enormous excitement at its concerts..

The Bochabela String Orchestra has already toured Europe several times, enthusing audiences in cities such as Vienna and Salzburg (besides performing in Vorarlberg) with a programme which switches between the classics and South African traditional music.
The public and press response has been unanimous: “We have rarely heard such joyful, spirited playing”, commented the KURIER in 2013. “Brimming with positive energy” enthused VN2012 in its headline. “Truly amazing” was the caption in the Neuen.

Violin: Refiloe Olifant
Viola: Klaus Christa

Edward Grieg- “Aus Holzbergs Zeit” Suite for string orchestra, Op.40
Kurt Atterberg Suite for violin, viola and string orchestra, and other works.
Traditional African pieces

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