More about the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
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.
CD and DVD recordings
Record with the CPO!
The CPO and Cinemagic Scoring have formed an alliance to enable performers, record labels, publishing companies, composers, film studios, animators, advertising agencies, videographers or students around the world to have their music recorded affordably with a professional 52-piece symphony orchestra. Click here for more information
The CPO and art
The CPO’s printed concert programmes, concert cards, newsletters and electronic signatures reflect the fact that music is art. We have been fortunate to have been able to use works by Frank Spears, Nel Erasmus and in the next season by Marlene von Durckheim. The covers were designed by Freda van der Merwe of Brand New World. Click here for more on all three artists.