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
"We really enjoyed the concerts, well done to all."
- Paddy
"It was an enchanting evening - Daniel Brodie was amazing. Brandon Phillips is a charismatic conductor and the entire orchestra was wonderful. I also enjoyed the staff arranging the stage, everybody was efficient, quiet and fast working. I missed a program, though."
- Evelyn
"ALL performances here by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is of world class quality. A riveting season which I really liked. Thank you for keeping the arts alive by creating work for classical musicians. Soon we will be able to support you in a live manner as well. If the online thing worked? Which I hoped. Please keep presenting this. It would be great to watch this performance online, after experiencing this live. Many people want to draw back to experience they had at a if you can, please keep up the online recordings. "
- Jean-Pierre Verster
"Dit is 'n heerlike voorreg om in my huis in Bethal te kyk en luister na CPO. My hele menswees baat daarby. "
- Irma
"Absolutely fabulous- outstanding audio and visual quality, great production, and fantastic entertainment! "
- Anonymous

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