Seats are on sale for the CPO November season 2019, which will be conducted by Conrad van Alphen and Bernhard Gueller. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s new season will run on Thursdays from 31 October 31 to 28 November 2019.
The CPO continues its trend of identifying the brightest emerging stars and three form part of the season. Chinese pianist Antonio Chen Guang, 25, who was the winner of the 1st Olga Kern International Piano Competition in 2016 will perform the 3rd Piano Concerto by Prokofiev on 31 Oct; Silver medallist in the 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, the Russian pianist Dmitry Shishkin, 27, will perform the Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 on 7 November; and multi-award winning Russian violinist Yury Revich, 28 (pictured above), will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto on 28 November.
On 14 November, concertgoers will hear one of the most beloved requiems, Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, with soloists Arline Jaftha and Conroy Scott with the Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town directed by Richard Haigh.
On 21 November the CPO has the pleasure of presenting British organist Luke Bond who will perform the Poulenc Organ Concerto on the 1905 symphonic organ at the City Hall.
The main works on the other programmes are Tchaikovsky’s symphonies Nos 1 and 5 on 31 October and 21 November, Concerto for Orchestra by Bartok on 7 November, and Sibelius Symphony No. 2 on 28 November. Van Alphen conducts the first two concerts; Gueller the last three.
What: CPO November season 2019
Where and when: Cape Town City Hall from 31 October to 28 November 2019
Tickets: 021 421 7695 or Computicket