The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), following the success of the 2018 Debut Gala concert, is spreading the net wider and bringing together more of the wealth of performers this city can offer. The concert, under the direction of Brandon Phillips, takes place at Artscape Opera House on Sunday, February 17, at 18:00, and is supported by the City of Cape Town.
Dan Plato, Executive Mayor of Cape Town, said, “Having heard about the major success of last year’s event I am really looking forward to seeing what the Cape Town Philharmonic have put together for us this year. We have such a diversity of world class performers I definitely won’t be missing it, and I hope to see the rest of Cape Town there too.”
Louis Heyneman, CEO of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra CPO, says that last year’s concert was an incredible success. “We are looking forward to a repeat of the packed Artscape Opera House standing up and shouting for more as they heard what a symphony orchestra can do to enhance the brilliance of these young artists.”
On the line-up this year, and performing with a symphony orchestra for the first time, are
- Idols winners Yanga Sobetwa (17) and Thato Makape (23) who will sing alone as well as in duet.
- The fabulous Jazzart,
- Township Opera, singers Karin Kortje and Elizabeth du Toit,
- Keyboard artist Camillo Lombard and saxophonist Donvino Prins.
- Amongst the young musicians also performing will be the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s concertmaster, Jordan Brooks (15).
- Wheelchair dancers Andile Ndabeni and Cheronia Fortuin and songstress Anneli Kampfer are also star attractions.
The music director is Aviva Pelham, the master of ceremonies Alan Committie and the arrangements of some of the works are by Cape Town’s Marvin Bourne.
WHERE & WHEN: Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001 on Sunday, February 17, at 18:0
TICKETS: for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Community Gala Concert are from Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695