Eldorado Park Concerts
The Eldorado Park Community concerts are two-fold in their approach: Over the course of one day, Richard presents two concerts introducing the orchestra to local school children, and in the evening, he presents a concert at the Eldorado Park Community Centre to which the entire community is invited.
Soloists and choirs for this evening concert are sourced from the community and local schools. Ensembles used have come from the local community or are sourced from nearby suburbs include Pimville and Soweto. Professional soloists with whom Richard has worked regularly often give of their time to participate in this concert free of charge.
These concerts are normally held in the second half of the year, and Richard spends two days early in the year with music teachers from the local schools, preparing them to assist their choirs with learning the music for the evening community concert.
These concerts have been running since 1995, and have a significant impact on the community at large. They have been attended by representatives of the Gauteng Education Department and Department of Arts & Culture.