Chamber music tickets: Symphonic Masterpieces in Miniature – four Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Concerts, filmed live in Cape Town – available to watch on a pay-per-view ticket- November, 2020

What: Symphonic Masterpieces in Miniature Who: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra When: Streaming as pay-per-view November 5-30, 2020 Genre: Classical – Chamber Music Platform: Quicket Tickets: R100 a concert or R320 for the series – four concerts Website: Info: E-mail or

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Musicians: CPO musicians and two guest concert masters- Farida Bacharova and Suzanne Martens

After seven months in lockdown, the musicians of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra went live in October 2020. The CPO performed at Erin Hall, Rondebosch, in front of “a very small, socially distanced and appreciative audience.” The four chamber music concerts were recorded/filmed and are available for streaming as pay-per-view on Quicket, from November 5. Yes, there are four concerts and each one is going out via a unique link to ticket holders. A season ticket is available to watch all four concerts.

The series was supported by the City of Cape Town. Bravo to the City for its commitment to classical music, during the pandemic. The works were selected to showcase the musicians, playing in a chamber music environment. These concerts show that CPO is equally at home in an intimate space as well as a large concert hall which gives a symphonic vibe. 

Check back with TheCapeRobyn for more about the CPO, as we navigate through the pandemic.

Symphonic Masterpieces in Miniature- programme:

CONCERT ONE: November 5 to 9 – streaming from 8pm

  • Mozart Serenata Notturna K 239
  • Mozart Symphony no 40, K550, arranged for wind quintet
  • Shostakovich Chamber Symphony (Op 110b)  

CONCERT TWO: November 12 – 16 – streaming from 8pm

  • Mozart Overture, The Magic Flute, arranged for Brass Quintet
  • Beethoven 2nd Piano Concerto with Qden Blaauw (piano) and string quintet
  • Beethoven 1st Piano Concerto with Mike Wang (piano) and string quintet

 CONCERT THREE: November 19-23- streaming from 8pm

  • Bach Orchestral Suite no 2 in B Minor with Gabriele von Dürckheim (flute) and string quintet
  • Elgar Cello Concerto with Peter Martens (cello) and string quintet
  • Beethoven Symphony no 2 arranged by the composer himself for piano trio  – Albie van Schalkwyk (piano), Suzanne Martens (violin) and Eddie McLean (cello)

CONCERT FOUR: November  26-30- streaming from 8pm

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Féroll-Jon Davids (clarinet) and string quartet
  • Brahms Piano Quartet Op 25 in G minor with Nina Schumann (piano)

This info supplied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

CEO Louis Heyneman says: “This was the only way we could ensure our supporters could hear good music which our musicians loved performing. It was, at the time; the only way in which we could perform in front of a live audience. We are recording two symphony concerts for streaming in November but until our usual venues open to audiences out hands are tied.”

Works included some of the most loved pieces of the symphonic repertoire which were arranged for chamber groups.  This is a chance to hear repertoire as you may never have heard it before – Beethoven Concerti, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Elgar’s Cello Concerto all with a with string quintet.

Concerts feature almost every single CPO musician and its two guest concertmasters Farida Bacharova and Suzanne Martens, all of whom are eager to perform live once more.  The CPO is augmenting the line-up with some of its popular soloists: pianists Nina Schumann and Albie van Schalkwyk and two superb young pianists, Qden Blaauw and Mike Wang. New to the CPO is the brilliant young clarinettist Féroll-Jon Davids, a student at the University of Stellenbosch, who will perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with a string quartet.

Online subscriptions for the four concerts are R320, and single tickets R100 each.  Tickets here

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Image credit – featured image. Photo taken at concerts, supported by the City of Cape Town, recorded in October 2020, at Erin Hall, Rondebosch, in front of a small socially distanced audience. Photo by Shirley de Kock Gueller.