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

2202, 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

22 Feb 2015|Newsletters|

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

101, 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

1 Jan 2015|Newsletters|

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

112, 2014

December 2014 Newsletter

1 Dec 2014|Newsletters|

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

2311, 2014

The Gala Concert

23 Nov 2014|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music, The Gala Concert that the Friends is presenting on Thursday, 4 December 2014 is now just less than two weeks away. All the arrangements (and believe me there are quite a few!) are in hand and things have been coming

111, 2014

November 2014 Newsletter

1 Nov 2014|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music, The second last month of the year has arrived and it feels like only yesterday that we greeted 2014 with the usual excitement. With the end of October the spring series of symphony concerts has also arrived and the opening

108, 2014

August 2014 Newsletter

1 Aug 2014|Newsletters|

Dear Friends, Time passes quickly and before we know it the new symphony season is upon us. The programmes for the individual concerts are very exciting and I hope that you will be present in large numbers to support the orchestra. It has also been

105, 2014

Newsletter from the New Chairman

1 May 2014|Newsletters|

Dear Members, This is my first newsletter as Chairman of the Friends and I look forward very much to continuing and expanding the valuable contribution the Friends and its members make towards the promotion of classical music in Cape Town and surrounds. Before saying something

104, 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

1 Apr 2014|Newsletters|

Dear Members, I am writing to give you the news that I have retired as Chairman of the Friends and am pleased to tell you that Derek Auret has taken over. All the committee members are delighted with this as Derek has been very busy

102, 2014

New Year Newsletter

1 Feb 2014|Newsletters|

Dear Members I hope the New Year has started well for all of you! There will be the usual rehearsal on Thursday and Francisca will be there to greet you, but please note that the rehearsal will not include the full programme. Please be there