- CPO’s warm Winter Symphony Season

- CPO’s warm Winter Symphony Season

Thu 29 July 2010

Award-winning violinst Natasha Korsakova, (photo) a descendant of the composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, opens the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter Symphony Season at City Hall tonight.

Korsakova will perform Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. The programme also includes Wagner’s Flying Dutchman Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

The music included in the CPO’s Winter Symphony Season has something for everyone: some standard masterpieces as well as less frequently-performed works have been included.

Other than Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, well known works to be heard this season include Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto and Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Seldom-heard works include among others Bruch’s Concerto for Two Clarinets in E minor, John Simon’s A Peal of Bells, Johann Wagenaar’s Overture The Taming of the Shrew and Pijper’s Piano Concerto.

The season consists of four concerts (July 29 and August 12, 19 and 26) under three conductors (Principal Guest Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes (July 29), the highly rated German conductor Martin Wettges (August 12) and South African-born Conrad Van Alphen (August 19 and 26).

The young twins Daniel and Alexander Gurfinkel perform Bruch’s Concerto for Two Clarinets in E minor on 12 August. The programme also includes John Simon’s A Peal of Bells, Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6.

The soloist on 19 August is pianist and musicologist Ralph Van Raat, who has a busy schedule performing all over the world. The programme consists of Stravinsky’s Song of The Nightingale, Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Pijper’s Piano Concerto and Stravinsky’s The Firebird.

The soloist on 26 August is the young South African pianist Ben Schoeman. He performs Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto and the programme also includes Johann Wagenaar’s Overture The Taming of the Shrew and Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony. The Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under Brandon Phillips, winner of the inaugural 2010 Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition, performs the curtain-raiser for this concert, namely Hector Berlioz’  Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust.

Book at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat at 021 421 7695 and find more details at http://www.cpo.org.za/calendar

What's On

July 2019
S M T W T F S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3