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Founded in 1914, the Cape Town 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. Through various incarnations from the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra to the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and finally again the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the CPO is financially and culturally sustainable, attracting some of the leading international artists of our 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. Read more…
Alfred Schnittke: World Premiere recording of Concerto Grosso No. 1 and Symphony No. 9. Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes. Soloists: Sharon Bezaly (flute) and Christopher Cowie (oboe).
Alfred Schnittke: World Première recordings of Symphony No 0 and Oratorio Nagasaki. Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes. Mezzo-soprano: Hanneli Rupert. Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation
All the others: Order CDs here or phone the CPO at +27 21 410 9809
18feb8:00 pm- 10:00 pm12TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL: RÖHNConductor Jochen Rieder ; Soloist Daniel Röhn (violin) ; Kodaly Concerto for Orchestra ; Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 2 ; Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
25feb6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCPO Debut Gala: Symphonic community brillianceConductor: Brandon Phillips ; Soloists: Paxton Fielies, Craig Lucas, Heavenly Quartez, Kyle Shepherd ; A variety of young emerging stars from different communities make their debut with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. A celebration of song and dance with local stars. From symphonic pop, jazz, and rock to light classics, the CPO under the baton of Brandon Phillips, will take you on a musical journey, showcasing the best talent in town Don’t miss this musical journey from symphonic pop, jazz, and rock to light classics! Tickets for this concert are R90 to R190 at Computicket