CPO Spring Cyber Symphony series
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s fifth cyber symphony season celebrating Spring are on sale now.
The four concerts, all recorded in August and September will be streamed on the Quicket platform from September 16. Each will be up for four days from Thursday to Monday from September 16 to October 11.
Three of the concerts are conducted by the CPO’s principal guest conductor Bernhard Gueller, the fourth by Jeremy Silver, director of UCT Opera. There is an added bonus: the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Ensemble will each perform a curtain raiser, the CPYWE in the third concert, the CPYO in the fourth.
The first concert features Brandon Phillips in the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, allowing audiences to see a lesser seen side of the resident conductor of the CPO, conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and principal bassoon of the CPO. The main work on the programme, with Gueller is the Beethoven Symphony No. 1. This concert streams from September 16 – 20.
The second concert, which streams from September 23 – 27, features Jordan Brooks, the talented young South African violinist, who is studying in the UK. He returned home for this exclusive performance. He performs the Korngold Violin Concerto, which was filmed in August the day before his 18th birthday. Silver will also conduct two works by Ravel – Pavane for a Dead Princess and the Mother Goose Suite.
The CPYWE opens the third Spring Cyber Symphony under the direction of Faan Malan, and performs a Folk Song Suite by Vaughan Williams. Gueller conducts the CPO in a work that showcases woodwinds, horns and the lower strings, for there are no violins in Brahms’s Serenade No 2 in A. Gerhard Joubert, who just garnered three prizes in the Johann Vos Music Competition, performs Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. This concert streams from September 30 to October 4.
The final concert in the Spring Cyber Symphony season will be streamed from October 7 – 11 and it begins with Brandon Phillips conducting in CPYO in Beethoven’s Egmont Overture. Gueller then picks up the baton, and cellist Aristide du Plessis performs the Cello Concerto in B flat by Boccherini before the CPO brings the season to a close with Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony.
All programme notes will be available before each concert by clicking through from the cpo.org.za home page. The CPO reserves the right to change programmes or artists.
Tickets for this season are R440 for all four concerts and R120 for single tickets and can be bought on the Quicket platform https://qkt.io/spring-cyber-symphony