The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company’s annual fundraiser is an event entitled A NIGHT WITH THE STARS. As a member of the Board of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, I have taken on the job of producing and directing the concert for two consecutive years.
Taking place on the stage of the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City on May 19, 20 and 21, with over 100 people onstage, I placed the focus very clearly on youth and youth development in arts and music. Richard Stirton, winner of The Voice South Africa, and Tima Reece, were guest supporting artists.
Once again I collaborated with BORN TO PERFORM, the platform of the Stageworx School of Performing Arts. As I did last year I brought in some seasoned professionals to provide technical and creative design expertise.
Producing and directing a production of this scale was a first for me last year, but years of working with people like David Bloch had taught me a great deal and I was prepared. I guess the secret is to just listen and absorb and realize how much I actually know.