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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

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

1705, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

17 May 2016|Newsletters|

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

2003, 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

20 Mar 2016|Newsletters|

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

1501, 2016

January 2016 Newsletter

15 Jan 2016|Newsletters|

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

1511, 2015

November 2015 Newsletter

15 Nov 2015|Newsletters|

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

210, 2015

October 2015 Newsletter

2 Oct 2015|Newsletters|

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

107, 2015

July 2015 Newsletter

1 Jul 2015|Newsletters|

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

104, 2015

April 2015 Newsletter

1 Apr 2015|Newsletters|

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