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National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana

  • City: Ako Adjei Osu
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Email: nsogh@yahoo.com
  • Phonenumber: 0244687915
  • Entertainment details: Music and dance groups
  • Listed: March 17, 2017 8:50 pm
  • Expires: 89 days, 20 hours
National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana


National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana

We have music groups that are primarily classical in nature and are ideal for weddings and any other events.

They include the Accra String Ensemble and the full National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana.

National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra Ghana was founded in 1959 by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of an independent Republic of Ghana. Therefore the orchestra is a government organization with its own administration under control of the Commission on Culture.

When founding the orchestra, president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah wanted to establish European classical music in Ghana and Africa, but he also wanted to have a platform for publishing and performing Afro-classical music. He Appointed Philip Gbeho to create the orchestra and who later became the first Director and Conductor of the NSO.

At the moment the orchestra is made up of 40 musicians, from which 21 are full timers and 19 part timers.

Conductor of the orchestra was Mr. Kweku Acquaah-Harrison, who, as a part timer, rehearsed only 4 hours a week. In October 2002 Mr. Lahnor Adjartey Adjei was appointed as music director. His aims were to rediscover Dr. Kwame Nkrumah`s ideas and to enhance the cultural scene in Ghana. These plans were a great challenge for him, also because of the bad financial situation. In 2007 Mr. Isaac Annoh became the Ag. Director and Conductor of the orchestra. Mr. Annoh play the cello in the NSO and has studied conducting to now lead the NSO into the second 50 years.

The NSO offers “Music with a Difference” and are available for hire for:

  • Weddings
  • Opening & closing sessions for conferences
  • Receptions
  • Private events & launches…

The entire orchestra for up to 3 hours will cost GH¢5,000

Accra String Ensemble

The Accra String Ensemble has been performing for 6 years with all musicians also playing for the National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana.

They provide “music with a difference” and are especially popular for weddings where they can play at both the church and the reception after.

If you are planning a wedding, a reception, a product launch, opening or closing ceremonies for an event…the Accra String Ensemble is your choice.

Their fees are GH¢2,100 for an event up to 4 hours.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana

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