CNN produced this stunning insert on the CPO for Inside Africa!! Thanks CNN!!
Every so often, we get a reminder from the outside world of just how lucky we are to have such a rich culture that encourages young people to learn to play an instrument. This programme was broadcast on CNN’s Inside Africa between January 18 and 22, 2019.
Chairman’s Message to the Members of the Friends of Orchestral Music 09 December 2018 Dear Members, 2018 IN REVIEW FOM has enjoyed an exceptional year in 2018 and we thank you, our members, for being part of it. We also thank our generous sponsors for
Dear Friends, The FOM 2016 AFS have been successfully finalised and lodged. We are now entirely up to date with SARS. Our Soirées - August (Miss Lucienne Renaudin Vary in recital with Francois du Toit) and October (Christopher Duigan in recital) were very well appreciated
Stunning views from the 11th floor of the Bowmans building... ... A brilliant performance by the artists... ... And the Pre-Soirée Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra quartet featuring some beneficiaries of FOM Cape Town.
Dear Friends of Orchestral Music, So much has happened in the last 6 months. In order to get the new financial year off to a clean start, we had a lengthy Annual General Meeting to approve the 2015 Annual Financial Statements (AFS), and to approve
Dear Friends, I write to inform you about the Autumn Soirée of the Friends that will this year take place on Saturday, 18 March 2017 at 5.30 for 6pm. As you know, we have in the past been fortunate enough to be able to use
Dear Friends, Much has happened since I last wrote to you and it has all been very positive! The Committee has been busy with several things, not least of which has been the changes in the status of FOM. After a very long and tedious
Dear Friends, The FOM Gala Concert with Howard Shelley that takes place at the City Hall on Thursday, 3 November 2016 is fast approaching and I trust that you have already booked your tickets. If you have not yet done so, I suggest that you
Dear Friends, I am writing to tell you some excellent news! After months of really intensive efforts by FOM, and specifically Isabelle Franzen, we have at last obtained Non-profit Organisation status! This step is a prerequisite for now proceeding with the application for tax-exempt status
Dear Friends of Orchestral Music, I write to you on a matter of some importance to all members of the Friends. It relates to the period that the annual membership of the Friends will in future run in order to maintain the maximum benefits that
Dear Friends, As you will know, the FOM Gala Concert takes place at the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday 3 November 2016. The soloist/conductor will be the renowned British pianist Howard Shelley and the programme is an all-Mozart one featuring Symphony No. 35 in
Dear Friends, With winter fast approaching, the autumn classical music scene is also coming to a close and we will have the last concert in the CPO Autumn series this coming Thursday night. The season has been a resounding success with sold-out houses for almost
Dear Friends, It has been a while since my last newsletter but that has been due entirely to personal circumstances. I am writing this as an interim newsletter to inform you of two upcoming concerts that I am sure will interest you and for which
Dear Friends of Orchestral Music, Let me first of all again wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hope that 2016 has, thus far, treated you well. I am sure that it is going to be a good year and especially from a music
Dear All, The 2015 Friends of Orchestral Music Gala Fundraising Concert takes place on Thursday 19 November 2015 at 20h00 at the City Hall. The programme is an all-Brahms one with the Symphony No. 3 in F, Opus 90 to be followed by Piano Concerto
Dear Friends, The year is slowly starting its inevitable winding down but we are still in for some wonderful music before we reach 2016. The Spring season of the CPO starts in some two weeks time with a number of superb artists and programmes. I
Dear Friends, With the exhilarating autumn season of the orchestra behind us, booking for the spring season opens shortly so please book your tickets timeously at Artscape and Dial-a-Seat. I should also mention that booking for the FOM Gala Concert on 19 November 2015 has
Dear Friends, Much has happened since last I wrote to you, some good and some not so good, so it is time to bring you up to date on the activities of your organization, the Friends of Orchestral Music. The Autumn Season of the Orchestra
Dear Friends, The first season of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra has just ended, and what a season it has been. We have been privileged to hear fabulous soloists and the orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Martin Panteleev, has certainly excelled itself. Their playing
Dear Friends, The New Year has started with a bang and we are almost into the second month of 2015. I trust that you have had a marvellous break over the season and that you are ready to take on that which is to follow
Dear Friends, The end of an eventful year for the Friends of Orchestral Music is fast approaching. And what a year it has been! We have been able to present to our members a wonderful soirée early in the year, we have totally revamped our