Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra



Founded in 1914, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town is arguably the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent of Africa, contributing handsomely to Cape Town’s global status and appeal. Through various incarnations from the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra to the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and finally again the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the CPO is financially and culturally sustainable, attracting some of the leading international artists of our time. A multi-functional orchestra, the CPO delivers a world-class orchestra service to all communities in the region, participating in festivals and concerts across all genres of music.

Adapting to Covid-19 protocols and restrictions, the CPO immediately led the way into streaming community and symphony concerts and on-line teaching and mentoring the musicians in its youth development and education programmes.


from 397 reviews
"Fabulous music and first-rate presentation"
- Simon
"The Cyber Symphonies we saw where absolutely brilliant andwell done. The second best thing after a live concert."
- Wolfgang and Hanne
"It was magnificent. Best concert I’ve ever Watched The Orchestra,Pianist and Berhard the conductor were a unique team Having to play a very difficult piece. We gave it a standing ovation and hope they heared us in Cape Town from Melbourne Australia "
- Anonymous
"Great performances, and marvellous clarity of sound."
- Derek
"Excellent quality visual and audio. "
- Sean

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