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Upcoming Concerts

6 January Viennese New Year
18-20 January Symphonic Shakespeare
1 February 12th ISMF: Masleev
8 February 12th ISMF: Rubakyte
15 February 12th ISMF: Brabetz
18 February 12th ISMF: Röhn

Viennese New Year's Concerts -
6 January

Siphamandla Yakupa and Lukhanyo Moyake are South Africa’s singing sweethearts, performing in the two Viennese New Year’s concerts on January 6 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre ll. The one and only Richard Cock will be on the podium,  with some of the heart-stoppingly gorgeous melodies by Strauss, father and son, Lehar and others. Tickets here

Read what has to say about Siphamandla here and why Richard Cock is our Ricardo Muti here

      More information: / / 021 410 9809

The 12th International Summer Music Festival

Photo by Neda Navaee

Jochen Rieder, working in Japan at the moment, is raring to come back to Cape Town to conduct all four concerts in the 12th International Summer Music Festival with pianists Dmitry Masleev ( February 1) and Muza Rubackyte (February 8), and violinists Christina Brabetz (February 15) and Daniel Röhn (February 18). Ms Brabetz will also perform in the CPO’s concert at Kirstenbosch on February 11. Concerts will continue to be broadcast on FMR; pre-concert talks will take place prior to the concerts at 19:15 at the Opera Bar, where post-concert drinks will be available for purchase.  Buy a subscription which attracts discounts here


We hope our CPO family had a great start to the New Year and wish you all the best for 2018 – and that we will see you at many concerts, starting this Saturday!

Symphonic Shakespeare at Maynardville

Hot on the heels will be 3 concerts with music underscoring some of Shakespeare’s most famous works and hot off the press is that singing lady Louise Howlett has joined the line-up for Symphonic Shakespeare at Maynardville on January 18 -20 at 20:15. She’ll sing Walton’s tone poem, As You Like It. Rodney Trudgeon worked hard over the Christmas break, writing his script to heighten the enjoyment of CPO’s Shakespearian wonders – Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and much more. The CPO’s concerts are part of the Maynardville Open-Air Festival which includes Cape Town City Ballet, the Cape Town Comedy Club and the Taming of the Shrew. Tickets for the CPO concert here and Artscape Dial-A-Seat; festival packages from Computicket and Dial-A-Seat.
Book here and Artscape Dial-A-Seat 021 421 7695.

Good news from FOM

Friends of Orchestral Music’s Section 18A application was approved by SARS on November 10. This means that all donations in excess of R100 to FOM made after November 10, 2017 are tax deductible in the hands of the donors – provided the donors explicitly state that their donations must be used for music education purposes only.  Projects supported by FOM include the CPYO and the CPO’s Masidlale Music Education Project as well as financial support for student study fees. FOM has supported many youth orchestra players/teachers over the years and one graduated last year … congratulations to Shaheema Lakay!  In addition to the support given to music students by FOM last year totalling R250 000, FOM has also made a donation of R150 000 to the CPYO.

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