Preview: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter Symphonies, City Hall, fabulous full winter symphony season, five symphonies in June 2022

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter Symphonies 2022

When: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30- 2022

Where and time: Cape Town City Hall at 8pm
Tickets: https://tickets.computicket.com/event/winter_symphonies_at_the_city_hall/7188004  Subscriptions: Tickets for each concert are R350, R300 and R275.   The CPO has introduced a flexible pricing structure – with a 20 per cent discount for all five concerts and a 10 per cent reduction for any three.  Subscriptions for the series, are only available at Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695. Single tickets are available from Dial at Seat and at Computicket outlets and online

Secure parking: Yes – on Grand Parade – with full on security

Covid protocols: Masks must be worn and a vaccination certificate or negative Covid test not only than 48 hours will have to be produced on entry to the City Hall.
More information: e-mail shirley@cpo.org.za

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Thrilling news is that The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is gearing up for a bumper season of Winter Symphonies, at City Hall. There will be five symphonies- the entire month of June 2022. Note the start time of the concerts– back to “normal” at 8pm. They had been shifted to 6.30pm, during harder lockdown. Info as supplied:

WINTER SYMPHONIES AT THE CITY HALL


The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to announce its largest season since the onset of Covid-19 – a Winter Symphony season at the Cape Town City Hall with five concerts, one on every Thursday night in June at 8pm.

Conductors and soloists and insights into the series

Bernhard Gueller will be on the podium for the first three; American conductor Robert Moody, finally able to conduct concerts originally planned for 2020, will conduct two.

Soloists are Leo Gevisser (Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4 on June 2); Suzanne Martens (violin) and Petrus Coetzee (viola) in Mozart Sinfonia Concertante (June 9); Ben Schoeman (Saint-Saȅns Piano Concerto no 2 on June 16);  Bryan Wallick (Profofiev Piano Concerto No 3 on June 23) and James Jones (Poulenc Organ Concerto on June 30). 

Main works are Dvorak Symphony No. 6; Tchaikovsky Symphony No, 5; Borodin Symphony No 2; Sibelius Symphony No 5 and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition.

The concert on June 16 will mark Youth Day with the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performing the Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, side by side with the CPO. Gueller is the CPO’s principal guest conductor and feted for the magic he brings to the podium. Robert Moody is music director of the Memphis Symphony and looking forward to returning to SA on a national tour.

Leo Gevisser will be playing

Leo Gevisser is one of South Africa’s most talented young pianists who is now studying at the Juilliard School of Music in Manhattan; a student of Nina Schumann he accompanied his parents to Cleveland where Antonio Pompa-Baldi took an interest in him.  His tour includes appearances with the Johannesburg Philharmonic and KZN Philharmonic as well.

Suzanne Martens and Petrus Coetzee – making music magic

Suzanne Martens and Petrus Coetzee were to have performed the Mozart Sinfonia Concertantate in February until Parliament’s takeover of the City Hall enforced the cancellation of two concerts.  Martens is a Guest Concertmaster of the CPO and a lecturer at the Conserve at the University of Stellenbosch.  Coetzee is the CPO’s principal viola and a renowned chamber musician.

Acclaimed artists returning to perform in Cape Town

London based, Ben Schoeman is making a return to Cape Town after three years. A lecturer at the University of Pretoria, he is also an active chamber musician. Another artist forced to change his plans thanks to Covid is American -based Bryan Wallick who is making a welcome return to the CPO, Cape Town Concert Series and other orchestras. The season ends with the debut of American organist James Jones, a leading organist and choral conductor.

Ticket pricing

Tickets for each concert are R350, R300 and R275.   The CPO has introduced a flexible pricing structure – with a 20 per cent discount for all five concerts and a 10 per cent reduction for any three.  Subscriptions for the series, are only available at Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695. Single tickets are available from Dial at Seat and at Computicket outlets and online at https://tickets.computicket.com/event/winter_symphonies_at_the_city_hall/7188004

Secure parking


Secure parking on the Grand Parade is provided and additional security with dogs keep a watch out.  There will be a bar, programmes will be electronically provided if patrons have their correct emails listed on the Computicket site or in the Dial-A-Seat computers.  No cash will be allowed at the City Hall and all bar and CD/DVD sales will be credit card/Snapscan.  Dress rehearsals will be open to the public via Quicket.  All Covid protocols in place at the time will be in play, masks must be worn and a vaccination certificate or negative Covid test not only than 48 hours will have to be produced on entry to the City Hall. More information shirley@cpo.org.za.

WINTER SYMPHONY 1 Thursday, June 2, 2022

Cape Town City Hall at 8pm

LEO’S RACHMANINOV  

Conductor: Bernhard Gueller
Soloist: Leo Gevisser (piano) Schubert Rosamunde Entr’act No. 3
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Dvorak Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60  

WINTER SYMPHONY 2 Thursday, June 9, 2022

Cape Town City Hall 20:00

MAGNIFICENT MOZART  

Conductor: Bernhard Gueller
Soloists: Suzanne Martens (violin), Petrus Coetzee (viola)
Mozart Don Giovanni Overture
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

WINTER SYMPHONY 3 Thursday, June 16, 2022

Cape Town City Hall 20:00

CELEBRATING YOUTH  

Conductor: Bernhard Gueller
Soloist: Ben Schoeman (piano) with CPYO
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance No 1.
De Falla Scenes and Dances from Part 1 of Three-Cornered Hat
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Borodin Symphony No.2

WINTER SYMPHONY 4 Thursday, June 23, 2022

Cape Town City Hall 20:00

PROKOFIEV AND SIBELIUS  

Conductor: Robert Moody
Soloist: Bryan Wallick (piano)
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E flat  

WINTER SYMPHONY 5 Thursday, June 30, 2022

Cape Town City Hall 20:00

ORGAN VIBES   

Conductor: Robert Moody
Soloist: James Jones (organ)
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor, FP 93
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition  

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Symphony soloist: Leo Gevisser is a soloist on June 2, 2022, at City Hall, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter Symphonies series. He will be playing Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4. Supplied.

Soloist: James Jones is playing on June 30, 2022 as part of Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter Symphonies series. He will be playing Poulenc Organ Concerto. Supplied.
 
 

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