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 580 reviews
"Very enjoyable - beautiful music, talented musician, and a witty presenter!"
- Anonymous
"Fantastic. Nice to receive the history/notes about the music beforehand via email."
- Anonymous
"I found both performance's very touching. the performances by South African, word-class artists were inspiring. I would love to see these performances again, possibly as part of another Cyber series?"
- Suzanne
"Most enjoyable! Sometimes it would be good for each camera to linger a bit longer on each view and not switch around too frequently.."
- John
"I enjoyed the last concert very much. That was the only one I listened to. Visually there was nothing worrying me. Excellent, exciting playing! We want to hear Esthea Kruger again soon! Please."
- Anonymous

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