The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s focus on youth encompasses

Umculo WoLutsha (Music for Youth) to nurture young conductors, composers and performers and grow audiences through:

  • Developing Career Paths for Young Musicians and Artists
  • Schools’ concerts / Audience Development


CPO Youth  Development

The CPO ’s programmes for young people provide quality music education to more than 300 young musicians between the ages of six and 25 annually, most marginalised by poverty in townships, the city and as far afield as  Mamre and  Atlantis. The programmes provide a cycle of training which prepares young people for a career in music and the arts,  engage with diverse communities and grow new audiences, provide a safe haven for young people all with the intention of leading to a demographically representative orchestra.  The support given by parents and communities underlines the need for classical music training in the city.