MUSIC FOR YOUTH

The orchestra is the national leader in developing young people to take their places on platforms and in the audiences.

DEVELOPING CAREER PATHS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS

  • SA Composers’ Competition with the CPO
  • South African Conductor’s Competition – the 6th competition will be held in 2024
  • Annual variety gala concerts which showcase young local performers
  • Annual National Youth Music Competition
  • Annual Classical Youth Music Concert with Artscape
  • Bi-annual Hennie Joubert Piano Competition
  • SCHOOLS’ CONCERTS AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

For two decades, the CPO has been visiting schools to offer young learners the opportunity to hear a full symphony orchestra and grow potential audiences. Where appropriate, learners are invited to perform with the CPO or conduct it, under the expert direction of resident conductor Brandon Phillips. A film showcasing orchestral instruments which is available here 

In 2024, the CPO has reached 10 000 learners with a performance of Peter and the Wolf with English, Afrikaans and Xhosa narration.