Last Wednesday evening saw the second Senior Open Concert of Term 2 take place in the David Wynne auditorium at 17h30. It was a particularly interesting occurrence of this very important regular event in the cultural calendar. The Open Concerts were instigated way back in 1991 to give young musicians at DSG and College the essential opportunity to ‘speak’ the ‘language’ of music in a public forum and thus make sense of these bewildering studies they have undertaken. This time there were 13 young musicians who made full use of the opportunity presented to them. There were six pianists on display ranging from promising beginners like Nosiphiwo Nabo to competent virtuosos-in-the-making like Claire Squires. There were two cellists exercising their skills at the top of their game: Daniel Erasmus and Claire Squires. To round off the list of performers there were two singers, one with a guitar (Dali Banda) who melted everyone’s heart and one drummer, one viola player and one violinist in the form Bradley Van Heerden. The whole concert was characterised by the mature and muscular performances by the Music School’s top string players. Some meaty music enjoyed by all!