The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) will be back to perform at the Old Cape Town City Hall from August after a major overhaul to the historical venue.

An inauguration concert evening named Resurrection! will take place on Saturday 4 Aug at 19:00 and will welcome back for a prolonged visit conductor Bernhard Gueller.

An A line of soloists will join Gueller and the orchestra for a memorable spectacle. The list include Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye and Mezzo-Soprano Bongiwe Nakani. Those unique voices will be supported by the Cape Town Symphony Choir and The Gentlemen’s Ensemble.

Kristi Boonzaaier will deliver Ode to Madiba (the late Nelson Mandela) with Mahler’s Symphony no.2 in C Minor.
On 10 Aug the Minnesota Orchestra will take the stage of the revamped City Hall. It is going to be their first ever tour to South Africa.

City Hall upgrade progress


The programme includes: En Saga (Sibelius), Harmonia Ubuntu (Bongani Ndodana-Breen), Candide Overture (Bernstien) and Beethhoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Following concert by the CPO during the month of August would all be conducted by Gueller.
16 Aug- Schumann’s Spring
23 Aug- Bruch & Beethoven
30 Aug- Algar’s Enigma


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