Education & Development
400% growth in reach

At the heart of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s endeavours is a community engagement programme that is fast gaining momentum. The programme has seen a dramatic increase in reach over the last year with many members of the community experiencing its benefits. During the year under review the Orchestra visited 12 schools in various areas in and around Johannesburg, reaching a total of 7600 learners – more than a 400% growth in reach over just one year.

Audience Reach
  • Letsibogo Girls High
    11 May (500 attendees)
  • Nkone Maruping Primary
    25 May (700 attendees)
  • Moses Kotane Primary
    1 June (500 attendees)
  • Moses Kotane Primary
    8 June (500 attendees)
  • Albertina Sisulu Centre – Youth Day
    14 June (800 attendees)
  • Makhorane Primary
    15 June (800 attendees)
  • Nkone Maruping Primary
    22 June (700 attendees)
  • Hector Peterson Primary School
    20 July (500 attendees)
  • Florida Primary School
    27 July (500 attendees)
  • St Angela’s Primary School
    3 August (500 attendees)
  • Laër Skool Florida
    17 August (600 attendees)
  • Eldorest Primary School
    21 September (500 attendees)
  • Thabasing Primary School
    28 September (500 attendees)
  • Thaba Tshehlo Primary
    School with Vuyani Dance
    Theatre (Peter and the Wolf)
    19 October (200 attendees)
  • Christmas in Soweto
    17 December (500 attendees)

Education & Development audience reach increased by more than 400%

It is through these Education and Development concerts that many hear the music of the orchestra for the first time and the impact it has is vital to the development of an awareness of the arts and the possibilities that exist for learners beyond their time in the formal classroom setting. Watching the way the Orchestra’s work unites audience members across every race and age and cultural and social background makes the work of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra all the more worthwhile.