The new season of symphony concerts from the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra includes music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Brahms, Prokofiev, Debussy, and a Beethoven symphony you can only really appreciate once you've heard it performed live.
Thursday 1 November
Conducted by Nicholas Cleobury and featuring cellist Peter Martens as soloist, this performance will include:
"The Magic Flute" Overture K. 620 by Mozart
Cello Concerto by Allan Stephenson
Symphony No. 3 in A minor ("Scottish"), Op. 56 by Mendelssohn
Thursday 8 November
Conducted by Nicholas Cleobury and featuring a range of soloists, this performance will include:
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Beethoven (soloist Konstantin Scherbakov)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125 by Beethoven (soloists Arlene Jaftha, Elizabeth Frandsen, Lukhanyo Moyake, and Thatho Machona together with the New Apostolic Church Choir)
Thursday 15 November
Conducted by Conrad van Alphen and featuring violinist Alexander Gilman as soloist, this performance will include:
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 by Brahms
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Brahms
Thursday 22 November
Conducted by Conrad van Alphen and featuring pianist Inon Barnatan as soloist, this performance will include:
Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Berlioz
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, by Saint-Saëns
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Debussy
La Mer by Debussy
Tickets for all concerts (8pm in the Cape Town City Hall) are available from Computicket. For more information on the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, visit www.cpo.org.za.
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