Cello for Africa, directed by Sinfonia for Hope, brings together musicians from Africa and New Zealand in a concert to raise funds for the Tamariki Education Centre, a primary school in the slums of Nairobi, founded by New Zealander, Denise Carnihan.
Featuring top NZ cellists, Sam Manzanza from the Congo, musicians from NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, the Universities of Otago and Victoria, youth groups Lyrica Choir (Kelburn School), Virtuoso Strings and Stringendo, this will be an extraordinary event. Concerto for an African Cellist by Hans Huyssen, will feature cellist Heleen du Plessis (both from South Africa) with Sinfonia for Hope and will be conducted by the composer.
Kia Kaha Tamariki by Anthony Ritchie will feature African and Maori instruments and violinist Amalia Hall with Cellophonia (an all-cello ensemble). Vivaldi’s Concerto for two cellos will feature Inbal Megiddo and Rolf Gjelsten with Stringendo (Wellington Children’s String Orchestra). Don’t miss this incredible concert!
Cello for Africa is an extravaganza of music from Africa and Aotearoa NZ from Vivaldi to Congo Drumming and Kapa Haka. Featuring musicians from Africa, top professional orchestra players and acclaimed youth groups, this will be a highlight in the NZ concert calendar. All proceeds to Tamariki School in Kenya.