Preview: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies at City Hall- four concerts – September 1, 15, 22 and 29, 2022

What: The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies, 2022, at City Hall
When: September 1, 15, 22 and 29, 2022 – Thursday evenings at 8pm
Tickets: R150 to R350. Subscriptions- 10 per cent discount.
Direct booking link: and from Artscape Dial-A-Seat 021 421 7695

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies is happening on Thursdays, at City Hall. There are four concerts: Thursdays, September 1, 15, 22, 29, 2022. It is great that the mask mandate is no longer in place and that City Hall, may be filled to capacity. Note: There is excellent security on The Grand Parade (opposite City Hall) and there is ample parking Info as supplied:

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies 2022, at City Hall

CPO Tickets are on sale now for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies at the City Hall, a season of four concerts on. Bernhard Gueller conducts the first and last concerts, and Belgian conductor Rik Ghesquiere comes to Cape Town to conduct the middle two, supported by the Government of Flanders.


Soloists are- Jordan Brooks (violin), who will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto on September 1, almost on the eve of his departure for London to take up a scholarship at the Royal College of Music;  Belgian violinist Jolente De Maeyer, who will perform the Violin Concerto of one of Belgium’s most illustrious composers, August De Boeck on September 15;  a trio of Tim Kliphuis (violin), Peter Martens (cello) and Charl du Plessis who will perform the South African premiere of Kliphuis’s Triple Concerto on September 22. During the same concert, saxophonist Liam Burden will perform Keith Houban’s Legends of a Giant. Violinist Avigail Bushakevitz will perform the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3.


Main works on the programme are the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz, Franck’s Symphony in D minor; On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite by Bernstein and Dvorak Symphony No. 8.  The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble will give a curtain raiser on September 15.


Tickets at R150 to R350 are available from Computicket outlets, online and from Artscape Dial-A-Seat 021 421 7695 where subscriptions, attracting a 10 per cent discount are available.


Secure parking on the Grand Parade is provided and additional security with dogs keep a watch out. It is business as usual with a bar and printed programmes but please note only Snapscan or credit cards may be e used since no cash is allowed at the City Hall.

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies 2022, at City Hall

Thursday, September 1  

Conductor: Bernhard Gueller
Soloist: Jordan Brooks (violin)  

Beethoven Overture, Coriolan Sibelius Violin Concerto Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Thursday, September 15  

Curtainraiser: CPyWE conducted by Faan Malan

A Taste of Belgium Conductor: Rik Ghesquière
Soloist: Jolente De Maeyer (violin)  

August De Boeck Rhapsody Dahameene August De Boeck Violin Concerto in D minor Franck Symphony in D minor

Thursday, September 22  

Conductor: Rik Ghesquière
Soloists: Tim Kliphuis (violin), Peter Martens (cello), Charl du Plessis (piano) and Liam Burden (saxophone)  

Bernstein Candide Overture Kliphuis Triple Concerto Kevin Houban Legends of a Giant Bernstein On the Waterfront symphonic suite

Thursday, September 29  

Conductor: Bernhard Gueller
Soloist: Avigail Bushakevitz (violin)  

Brahms Tragic Overture Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 In b minor, Op. 61 Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G , Op. 88    

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✳ Sponsored content. Featured image – Avigail Bushakevitz (violin), soloist, Thursday, September 29,  Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies 2022, at City Hall. The concert on September 29, is conducted by Bernhard Gueller. Supplied.