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    Symphony in Sea Major

    Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra Tour

    March & April 2023

    Mozambique | South Africa

    Concert tour for turtles

    The conservation efforts of Fire Island Conservation resonated so deeply with the founder and manager of the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra, Peter Hosek, that he was inspired to raise funds for the NPO. The magnificence of the orchestra’s delightful performances will soon be coming to venues across South Africa and Mozambique.

    This is the first event of its kind, leading up to a 2025 World Tour that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Austrian composer, Johann Strauss.

    Our unique concert venues include the wondrous Kruger National Park, the ultra-luxury, private Kilima Sanctuary eco-villa in the South of Mozambique, and even the ancient Van Zyl Hall at Cango Caves, South Africa. These spectacular and unforgettable concerts are available to book now, with public performances, VIP private events, and accommodation on offer.

    The orchestra comprises nine acclaimed musicians, including South African violinist, Amora de Swardt, and two singers, who captivate audiences with their soprano and baritone performances.

    We will also be raising funds through sales of Protéger MCC. Protéger translates to “protect” in Portuguese and this delectable bubbly was vinified to support Fire Island Conservation’s efforts to safeguard marine life.

    Please join us on this exhilarating journey and aid our crucial efforts to conserve the earth’s vulnerable creatures.

    About the orchestra

    The Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna is an internationally acclaimed Viennese chamber orchestra that translates the glamorous era of imperial Vienna into music and was founded by manager and producer Mr. Peter Hosek in 1997.

    In addition to a high level of musical quality, this orchestra sets itself apart by interpreting music with a unified sound, a delightful stage presence and impeccable appearance.

    The orchestra performs regularly at the Schönbrunn Palace – the former Imperial Summer Palace of the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy. However, the rest of the world has the opportunity of enjoying the orchestra’s enchanting performance as well. On selected occasions, the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna performs internationally, both in Europe and overseas.

    Repertoire

    The orchestra’s repertoire focuses on the works of Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert and W.A. Mozart. Furthermore it gives a particular key aspect of the ouvre by the Strauss family and other viennese composers of that era, like Suppé, Millöcker and Zeller as well as Lehar and Kalman.

    The Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra attaches great importance to Viennese-style interpretation of the pieces it plays. The orchestra excels in interpreting the works of classical Viennese composers and Viennese music with a subtle and individual touch, always adding that “Viennese” note.

    The orchestra had worked since 1997 with its Chief Conductor Maestro Guido Mancusi alongside the principal guest conductor Vinicius Kattah. Matthias Fletzberger, David Scarr, Mika Eichenholz and Rick Stengards are regular conductors of the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra.

    About Fire Island Conservation

    What started as an ambitious project to build a luxury boutique hotel on a private island, has given birth to a massive venture to create a sustainable safe haven for wildlife, particularly marine, on and around Ilha do Fogo, off the Zambezia Province of Mozambique.

    Fire Island, translated from the Portuguese “Ilha do Fogo”, is a breathtaking, remote island, within Primeiras e Segundas Environmental Protection Area, in Mozambique. This EPA is Africa’s largest coastal marine reserve, and home to incredibly diverse fauna and flora, including endangered turtles.

    During the first visit to the island, the team discovered that it was ravaged by poachers, and sadly, the critically endangered Hawksbill and endangered Green turtles were the main victims. The dream to build a resort was quickly replaced by a desire to protect these imperilled species, and thus, Fire Island Conservation was born.

    The island is an essential turtle nesting site, and we founded a turtle monitoring program, to help ensure their nesting process is unimpeded. The project aims to empower locals with the knowledge to understand the conservation issues, and the skills to carry out the monitoring and tagging of these animals. This is one of many projects we have established to empower our local communities, while providing an alternative income opportunity to poaching.

    Tour Details

    MAPUTO CITY HALL

    Maputo, Mozambique

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    Kilima sanctuary

    Machangulo Peninsula, Mozambique

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    Skukuza Golf Club

    Kruger National Park, South Africa

     Performance in Aid of Honorary Game Rangers’ Fund

    Mdluli Safari Lodge

    Kruger National Park, South Africa

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    Dakota Lodge Hanger

    Alberton, South Africa

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    Winterton

    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    Premier Resort Sani Pass

    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    Oudtshoorn Civic Centre

    Western Cape, South Africa

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    Cango Caves

    Western Cape, South Africa

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    VIDA NOVA RETREAT

    Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

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    Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

    Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

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    Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

    Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

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