Follow Minnesota Orchestra's first-of-its-kind tour to South Africa
Mark Vancleave
VideoVideo: Minnesota Orchestra prepares for its tour of South Africa.
Minnesota Orchestra South Africa tour
Music is the message
Minnesota Orchestra is taking a first-of-its-kind tour of South Africa, building on the “musical diplomacy” mission it started with its 2015 tour in Cuba. It becomes the first U.S. orchestra to tour South Africa – and, according to the orchestra’s research – the African continent.
Music is the message
Minnesota Orchestra is taking a first-of-its-kind tour of South Africa, building on the “musical diplomacy” mission it started with its 2015 tour in Cuba. It becomes the first U.S. orchestra to tour South Africa – and, according to the orchestra’s research – the African continent.

Performance details

Cape Town

Friday, Aug. 10
On the program: Sibelius’ “En Saga,” Bernstein’s overture to “Candide,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Ndodana-Breen’s “Harmonia Ubuntu.”

Durban

Sunday, Aug. 12
On the program: Sibelius’ “En Saga,” Bernstein’s overture to “Candide,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Ndodana-Breen’s “Harmonia Ubuntu.”

Pretoria

Thursday, Aug. 16
On the program: Sibelius’ “En Saga,” Bernstein’s overture to “Candide,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Ndodana-Breen’s “Harmonia Ubuntu.”

Soweto

Friday, Aug. 17
On the program: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Ndodana-Breen’s “Harmonia Ubuntu” and more music by South African composers.

Johannesburg

Saturday, Aug. 18
On the program: Bernstein’s overture to “Candide,” Ndodana-Breen’s “Harmonia Ubuntu” and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.