2601, 2020

In Memoriam: Shirley Parkfelt

26 Jan 2020|FOM News|

Shirley gave up a career as an opera singer to marry Lennart Parkfelt and went to live in Sweden where all three of their children were born. When Lennart retired from shipping, they came to live in the Cape and bought three farms in Franschhoek. Shirley

2310, 2019

FOM Membership 2020

23 Oct 2019|FOM News, Newsletters|

Dear Music Lovers TIME TO RENEW FOR 2020! The Friends of Orchestral Music has had an incredible year of fundraising events and supporting music for the future: Our evenings of ‘the other side’ soirees at Bowmans have been wonderful insights to music making from a

310, 2019

FOM News: October Update

3 Oct 2019|FOM News, Newsletters|

October News On Sunday 20 October, the Friends of Orchestral Music, in association with Bowmans, will host the last fundraising soiree for 2019 as part of their mandate to raise funds and awareness for orchestral music and musicians in Cape Town. This year’s theme has

309, 2019

FOM News: September Update

3 Sep 2019|FOM News, Newsletters|

The Friends of Orchestral Music are delighted to be hosting this Thursday's Benefit Concert with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Featuring conductor Bernhard Gueller and the young pianist Daniel Kharitonov, this concert enables FOM to help the orchestra raise much needed funds for their everyday running

808, 2019

FOM News: August Update

8 Aug 2019|FOM News, Newsletters|

August News August is not only woman's month, but also a chance to celebrate youth in music.  The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphony Season opens this Thursday with a special guest concert featuring the German National Youth Orchestra, with conductor Alexander Shelley.  Please note there

1507, 2019

FOM News: July Update

15 Jul 2019|FOM News, Newsletters|

A reminder that tickets are still available for our winter soiree taking place this coming Sunday 21st July at Bowmans at 6pm. These special evenings take place on the 11th floor of the Bowmans’ Cape Town office, where guests will be greeted to a sunset drink

1906, 2019

Letter from our sponsored student, Jeffrey Armstrong

19 Jun 2019|FOM News|

Dear Friends, Greetings from Hannover airport, where I am returning to Birmingham after a successful audition to study my MMus with Prof. Elisabeth Kufferath! The past two weeks have been incredibly tough, with audition preparation being top priority alongside other concerts and journeys. I must

2205, 2019

2019 Franschhoek Workshop

22 May 2019|FOM News|

The children and staff of the 29th Franschhoek Chamber Music Workshop join in thanking you for your great and ongoing support of this unique workshop. Our workshop this year was a resounding success with 60 participants from the Western and Eastern Cape, Bloemfontein, and

504, 2019

FOM News: April Update

5 Apr 2019|FOM News, Newsletters|

April News A reminder that advanced subscription booking for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra's WINTER season running from June 6 - 27 opens for one week only from today until Friday 12th April. Thereafter general season tickets can be bought. Don't forget to quote your FOM membership

1212, 2018

Chairman’s Message for 2018

12 Dec 2018|Newsletters|

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

1906, 2018

Summer Newsletter

19 Jun 2018|Newsletters|

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

2507, 2017

July 2017 Newsletter

25 Jul 2017|Newsletters|

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

602, 2017

February 2017 Newsletter

6 Feb 2017|Newsletters|

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

1611, 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

16 Nov 2016|Newsletters|

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

1010, 2016

October 2016 Newsletter

10 Oct 2016|Newsletters|

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

2206, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

22 Jun 2016|Newsletters|

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