Reconciliation Day


FINE MUSIC RADIO invites you to help foster peace and unity through the universal language of music.

Join Rodney Trudgeon for the Classical Reconciliation Day Concert, on December 16th, at Yellowwood Primary in Mitchell’s Plain.
Listeners will meet at Artscape and travel together on a bus to the school where Rodney will deliver a pre-concert talk.
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The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s concert of reconciliation through harmony and music will take place on December 16 at  Yellow Wood Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain at 14:00.

The CPYO is collaborating with Fine Music Radio who will transport concertgoers from Cape Town to Mitchell’s Plain and back, and NNI Ignite, the South African non-profit organization that ignites and facilitates transformational dialogue across the nation and heals divided communities, to provide an opportunity to get together in a spirit of peace and reconciliation. The conductor will be German maestro Thomas Lange.

FMR announcer and CPO pre-concert talk presenter Rodney Trugeon will give an illuminating talk at 13h15 at Yellowwood Primary about the works on the programme which will include prize-winning pianist Leo Gevisser  (14), in his interpretation of the Mozart Piano Concerto No.12, K 414.  Also on the programme are Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Bartók’s Rumanian Folk Songs. The piano will be supplied by Ian Burgess-Simpson.

Tickets for this benefit concert which includes transport and snacks are R150 and can be obtained through Fine Music Radio. R50 tickets will be sold at the door for this benefit concert for CPYO and  NNI Ignite,

The Classic Reconciliation concert celebrates the culmination of a five-day workshop on sound-oriented bodywork, offered by Resonance Training (Thomas Lange and Wiebke Renner), which is being used to help musicians fulfil their artistic potential by releasing or preventing tension and pain. Combined with NNI dialogue (Jonelle Naude), this knowledge enables the experiences the players enjoy in the workshopto be transferred from orchestra playing into everyday life.

Conductor Thomas Lange, a founder of Resonance Training, is a widely respected conductor and teacher. The course has been described by musicians of the NDR Radio Orchestra in Hamburg as by “far the best of all courses around musical body work that has ever been delivered“.

An NNI dialogue for all audience members will be facilitated at Artscape on Wednesday December 14th 5:30pm-9pm. This is an important part of the event (included in ticket) and we invite the whole audience to come and experience a transformative NNI dialogue in the true spirit of personal and collective reconciliation.

Bookings for this to be made through or 060 862 4220

More information on NNI and resonance training

More information on the concert 021 410 9809.

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Thomas Lange has taught musicians of all instruments, singers and conductors for more than 25 years. Many of his students hold positions in the leading orchestras of Germany, such as NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg, NDR Radio Philharmony Hanover, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian State Opera Munich, State Opera Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic.

Lange studied violin with Prof.Saschko Gawriloff and Prof.Thomas Brandis in Berlin and Prof.Gérard Poulet in Paris. He played in many orchestras e.g. Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin and Berlin Philharmonic. He was artistic director and conductor of Brandenburg Chamber Orchestera Berlin. He taught at Universities like Hochschule für Musik Hannover, in cooperation with the Institute for Music Physiology, Universität der Künste (UDK) Berlin and Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt/Main. He led courses with various Orchestras, e.g. Orchestra of Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Orchestra of Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover.

Leo Gevisser, who was  a soloist in the Len van Zyl Conductors‘ Competition final round earlier this year,  is a Grade 8 student at Bishops College and studies piano with  Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhaes.  He began piano lessons at the age of 5 and also studies violin with Lucia di  Blasio Scott. He has been an active participant and prize winner at The Cape Town Eisteddfod and has been awarded the prize for Most Gold Diplomas from 2010-2015, he also won the Victoria League Best Entrant prizes in both piano and violin 2015 and the Junior Piano Prize at the KAE in 2014. Leo has also been invited on several occasions to perform at the ABRSM High Achievers Concert, on occasion, on both piano and violin.  He has played in several concerto festicals and has already won several awards such as the silver medal at the SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy Music Competition and the Overall Piano Prize and First Prize at the Atterbury National Piano Competition (19 years and younger) and the category prize for 11-12 years.



The South African NPO, NNI Ignite, runs public and private deep dialogues that allow the marginalized to be heard, that help underlying (often historic and/or taboo ) material be articulated, and that help co-create a more empowered citizenry. NNI Ignite also trains citizens to become facilitators of transformational dialogues in their own community.

For this event, NNI Ignite (Jonelle Naude) has teamed up with German based Resonance Training (Thomas Lange and Wiebke Renner) who uses the medium of music to allow the different ‘voices’ to be heard and expressed. The principle of resonance working as conductor with an orchestra means that no one is superordinated and no one is subordinated. Regardless of competences, every player and the conductor are enabled to lead and to follow at the same time. As such, NNI dialogue and Resonance Training are both embedded in deep democracy. The combination of Resonance Training and NNI dialogue allows that the experiences the players make in the workshop can be transferred from orchestra playing into every day life.