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Upcoming Concerts

3 Nov FOM Fundraising Gala
10 Nov Mendelssohn for Two
13 Nov Peter and the Wolf
17/19 Nov Ode to Joy
20 Nov Ode to Joy, Stellenbosch
24 Nov Alexander Nevsky
1 Dec Holst's Planets
2 Dec Huberte Rupert Memorial Concert
31 Dec Nederburg New Year`s Eve Spectacular
CPO and Nederburg New Year's Eve magic

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra with its charming resident conductor Brandon Phillips once more will be at Nederburg Wine Farm  in Paarl to welcome in the New Year.  Celebrating with the CPO will be Brandon October and Melanie Scholtz, two of South Africa’s iconic singers, both of whom have sung with the CPO before.  Goitsemang Lehobye (soprano) and Given Nkosi (tenor) will also add romance and charm. New to the line-up is Sterling EQ, an all-woman cross-over ensemble setting amplified instruments on fire.  The master of ceremonies this year will be Sue Pyler, RSG’s popular announcer.  With them on the stage, the CPO will deliver a night of laid-back classics, a romantic evening under the stars, lots of old style charm and elegance. Read more.

Beethoven at Oude Libertas 

The Beethoven Choral Symphony and Schubert Unfinished Symphony will be repeated at the 
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on Sunday, November 20, at 20:15. Book here 


Monodrama with Jolene McClelland

The world premiere of Hendrik Hofmeyr’s monodrama “Shirt of Fire” / “Hemp van Vlam” will take place in Cape Town.  Mezzo-soprano Jolene McClelland with José Dias (piano) and Visser Liebenberg (clarinet) will perform  this one-woman opera at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday, November 21, at 19:00.  The  opera explores the poetry and art of Sheila Cussons,  and her passionate relationship with N P van Wyk Louw while she studied art and he taught in Amsterdam in the late 1940s. Read more.

UBER offer to CPO concertgoers

To make the concertgoing experience less stressful, we have partnered with Uber to get all guests to and from concerts safely and in style!
      All new users can sign up with the promotional code: CPOUber, in order to receive a free first concert ride up to R100. To request your ride, simply download the free application for iPhone, Android, Blackberry 7, Windows Phone, or visit the mobile site:
        Uber is an on-demand service that seamlessly connects you with a private driver at the tap of a button. For questions, please contact Uber at

What's on in November

    3 British maestro Howard Shelley conducts an all-Mozart programme in the Friends of Orchestral Music annual fundraising concert for the Cape Town Philharmonic. Shelley will play the Piano Concerti nos 18 and 20 and conduct the Haffner Symphony. Members of FOM invited to post-concert reception.  Cape Town City Hall  20:00. The dress rehearsal is NOT open. Read more in this Cape Times story.
    10 Spring season opening concert with piano duo Nettle and Markham and Omri Hadari.  Mendelssohn Double Piano Concerto in E; Mendelssohn Ruy Blas overture; Shostakovich Symphony no 5 in D minor. Cape Town City Hall  20:00 This concert honours David Tidboard, a conductor who has brought so much to the symphonic landscape of the country. 
    13 Carlo Ponti conducts the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and then the CPO in Peter and the Wolf and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with narrators Evita Bezuidenhout and Daniel Richards. Cape Town City Hall  18:00.  The dress rehearsal is also open to the public at 10:00 November 13. Tickets at the Longmarket Street entrance to the City Hall. Read more in this Cape Times story.
    16 Open dress rehearsal for Beethoven’s Choral Symphony Conductor Omri Hadari;  soloists Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano), Elizabeth Frandsen (mezzo), Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor), Mandla Mndebele (baritone) with The New Apostolic Choir Cape Town City Hall 19:00 Tickets at Longmarket Street entrance to the City Hall.
    17/19 Sold out performances of Beethoven Choral Symphony Cape Town City Hall 20:00.
    20 An extra  performance of Beethoven Choral Symphony at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch at 20:15.
    24  Alexander Nevsky, the oratorio by Prokofiev, sung by the Philharmonia Choir and Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano). Conductor Daniel Boico; Yevgeny Kutik plays the Wieniawski Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor. Also on the programme: Haydn’s London Symphony.  Cape Town City Hall  20:00  Dress rehearsal preceding night at 19:00 at City Hall Longmarket Street entrance.

Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards, narrator in Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, was also interviewed for the Cape Times. Read here.



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