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31 December Freshlyground with CPO and Richard Cock

FRESHLYGROUND FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT WITH CPO AND RICHARD COCK AT NEDERBURG Freshlyground and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra...

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22 January - City Hall

22 January Conductor: MARTIN PANTELEEV Soloist: STEWART GOODYEAR (piano)   TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini, Op. 30 RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 STRAVINSKY The...

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29 January - City Hall

29 January Conductor: MARTIN PANTELEEV Soloist: DEREK HAN (piano)   WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 37 BRAHMS Symphony No....

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5 February - City Hall

5 February Conductor: MARTIN PANTELEEV Soloist: YI-JIA SUSANNE HOU (violin)   MOZART Overture to Idomeneo, K. 366 CHEN/HE Butterfly Lover's Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor ...

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12 February - City Hall

12 February Conductor: MARTIN PANTELEEV Soloist: MARIA DU TOIT (clarinet)   MILHAUD Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 FRANÇAIX Clarinet Concerto DEBUSSY RAVEL Prelude á L’après-midi...

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1 February -- Kirstenbosch Festival Concert

1 February Conductor: MARTIN PANTELEEV Soloist: MARIA DU TOIT (clarinet)   MOZART BRAHMS DVORAK       Winner of numerous national...

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19 December - Light Classics Bon Bons

19 December Conductor: BRANDON PHILLIPS     LIGHT CLASSICS Bon Bons - A programme of short orchestral masterpieces     Programme Nabucco Overture                                                   Verdi Waltz from...

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Autumn symphony season --2 April

  Conductor: DIMITRY YABLONSKY Soloist: OXANA YABLONSKAYA Rise cocktail curtain raiser 19:00 BORODIN In the Steppes of Central Asia RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor,...

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Autumn symphony season --9 April

9 April 2015   Conductor: Dimitry Yablonsky Soloists: Oxana Yablonskaya (cello); Janna Gandelman (violin   BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto in C, Op. 55 SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in...

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Autumn symphony season -- 16 April

16 April 2015   Conductor: Dimitry Yablonsky Soloists: Dimitry Yablonsky (cello); Janna Gandelman (violin) Rise cocktail curtain raiser 19:00 MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K....

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The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

An orchestra for all seasons

 

The CapeTown Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town is arguably the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent of Africa, contributing handsomely to Cape Town’s global status and appeal.  Founded in 1914 as the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra, the CPO is financially and culturally sustainable, attracting some of the leading international artists of their time. A multi-functional orchestra, the CPO delivers a world-class orchestra service to all communities in the region, participating in festivals and concerts across all genres of music.  Apart from regular symphony concerts presented in the historical century-old Cape Town City Hall, the CPO also performs with Cape Town Opera and Cape Town City Ballet, adding up to some 140 performances per year. It has several award-winning recordings for various European labels to its name, and recently returned from a highly successful concert tour of the United States of America. The orchestra runs a vast outreach and community programme that includes two youth orchestras and grassroots training projects in various townships around Cape Town. Many of the young musicians it trains are beginning to take their place on the concert hall stage.

Education through Youth Orchestras and "Masidlale"

 

The CPO embraces education through its training orchestras, the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (CPYO), the Cape Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble (CPYWE) and the Masidlale Project, a vast grassroots classical music training academy in the townships. The CPYO and CPYWE were launched in 2004 and consist mostly of young musicians from the townships and previously disadvantaged communities. One of its main aims is to transfer skills and create jobs. The CPO believes music is instrumental in bridging the gap between diverse cultures.

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CD Recordings

Alfred Schnittke:
World Première recording of Concerto Grosso No. 1 and Symphony No. 9


Recorded during the Cape Town International Summer Music Festival, November 2008

Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes


Soloists: Sharon Bezaly (flute) and Christopher Cowie (oboe)

 

 

Alfred Schnittke:
World Première recordings of Symphony No 0 and Oratorio Nagasaki

Recorded during the Cape Town International Summer Music Festival, November 2006

Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes


Mezzo-soprano: Hanneli Rupert


Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation

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Conductors’ Competition 2015/16

The 3rd National Third Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition 2015/16.

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Sub-Principal Double Bass
Tutti Double Bass

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CPO My School / My Village / My Planet

Join the CPO family and sign up for a My School/My Village/My Planet card and help support the orchestra. As you know, the concept supports a number of worthy charities, and the CPO can now be one of them. Write to fundassist@cpo.org.za for an application form. Joining costs you nothing and will help sustain the CPO.

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