Although delays in release of government disbursements has created a challenging monetary situation for Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, it continues to provide weekly rehearsals to the Capetonians.
The 44 women who make up the orchestra play eastern and western tunes to perfection – and all without the ability to see the conductor or read the music.
"Today an agreement was signed with the Paris Opera to help Saudi Arabia set up a national orchestra and an opera," French Culture Minister Francoise Nyssen announced after talks with her Saudi counterpart.
Orquestra Independencia 33 is one of more than 100 children's orchestras and choirs founded a decade ago to bring music to disadvantaged communities across the country.
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