The University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Xandi van Dijk, is proud to present a concert in celebration of the 70th birthday of South African internationally-performed composer Péter Louis van Dijk. The concert takes place on Friday 31 March at 7:30 pm in the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch.

The first part of the concert is dedicated to the music of Péter Louis van Dijk. The concert opens with his work titled About Nothing, followed by Sarabande for Strings with viola solo played by Xandi. The orchestra is joined by VOX Cape Town for a performance of Van Dijk’s San Gloria. The work, inspired by San themes and rhythms, sensitively blends the music of these ancient African people with an abridged version of the ancient Latin hymn ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’. The second part of the concert the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra performs the colossal orchestral masterwork, Brahms’s Symphony No.1.

Tickets are R150 (regular), R110 (pensioners) and R50 (students and scholars) and are available through Webtickets and at the door one hour before the concert. For more information, contact Fiona Grayer at [email protected] or on 021 808 2358.

Friday 31 March 2023 at 7:30 pm
Endler Hall, Stellenbosch
Bookings via Webtickets

It is an enormous privilege for us to participate in this concert celebrating the 70th birthday of one of South Africa’s great composers, Péter Louis van Dijk! If you have sung the San Gloria before, we invite you to join us for this special performance on Friday 31 March in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] – we’d love to hear from you!