Biz-Community (Cape Town)

7 August 2012

South Africa: Warming Up Winter With the CPO

Cape Town residents in the mood for some great music this winter need look no further than the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and its line-up of great symphony concerts in the latest season.

Thursday, 9 August (City Hall)

Conducted by Arjan Tien and featuring clarinettist Maria du Toit as soloist, this performance will include:

La Valse, Poème Choréographique by Ravel

Rhapsody For Clarinet And Orchestra by Debussy

Concert Solo For Clarinet by Messager

Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz

Thursday, 16 August (City Hall)

Conducted by Arjan Tien and featuring pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi as soloist, this performance will include:

Der Freischutz Overture by Weber

Piano Concerto No. 3 In D Minor by Rachmaninov (my all-time favourite)

Symphony No. 5 In D Major by Vaughan Williams

Thursday, 23 August (City Hall)

Conducted by Theodore Kuchar and featuring pianist Charl du Plessis as soloist, this performance will include:

Appalchian Spring Suite by Copland

Re-invention Suite No. 1 by Charl du Plessis

Rhapsody In Blue by Gershwin

My Homeland, From Bohemia's Meadows And Forests, The Moldau, and Sárka by Smetana

Sunday, 2 September (Artscape Theatre)

Conducted by Theodore Kuchar and featuring world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell as soloist, this performance will include:

La Gazza Ladra by Rossini

Violin Concerto In D Major by Brahms

Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) In E flat Major by Beethoven

Tickets for the City Hall performances are available from Computicket. Alas, the Joshua Bell performance is already sold out.

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