Thurs 8th 8.15pm
Church Square, spin st
A stone’s throw from Parliament, reverberating off monuments to a darker past, Bizet, Dvorak, Strauss and Tchaikovsky transports Church Square into a mega symphonic experience.
Under the direction of conductor Brandon Phillips, the full, highly-acclaimed Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a programme of various classical works in a first-of its-kind concert under the Cape Town stars.
Presented by: The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra is arguably the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent of Africa and contributes handsomely in making Cape Town part of a global culture.
The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa’s “orchestra for all seasons”, is a financially and culturally sustainable, multi-functional orchestra delivering a world-class musical experience to all communities of the Western Cape. The CPO is one of only three full-time professional symphony orchestras in South Africa and continues a long and proud history of symphonic music since Cape Town’s first symphony orchestra was formed in 1914. The orchestra recently returned from a highly successful concert tour in the United States of America where it received standing ovations and excellent reviews.
Apart from traditional symphony concerts presented in the historic City Hall with its excellent acoustics for orchestral music, the CPO also performs at the Artscape Theatre Centre with Cape Town Opera and Cape Town City Ballet for their opera and ballet seasons. Further engagements include performances with prestigious visiting musicians, “symphonic pops” concerts for special occasions as well as constant collaboration with community musicians and choirs. This all adds up to a staggering 140 performances per year. The orchestra runs a vast outreach and community programme that includes two youth orchestras and grassroots training projects in various townships.