2008, 2020

FOM News: Education Update

20 August 2020|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music Thank you for your support with the recent fundraising drives for our education portfolios to take their lessons online and cover additional fees of students who were unable to continue otherwise due to the pressures of Covid.  All the Orchestral

107, 2020

FOM News July Update: Music Online

1 July 2020|Newsletters|

Dear Music Lovers We hope you are keeping well and warm as we reach mid winter. We are all settling into the new world of technology, and our first ever Zoom AGM last week went pretty smoothly, and we thank all those who participated or sent through

1106, 2020

FOM AGM: 25 June: All you need to know

11 June 2020|Newsletters|

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF ORCHESTRAL MUSIC TO BE HELD VIA ZOOM AT 18.00 ON THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2020. Dear Members, Normally our AGM immediately precedes a soiree. Unfortunately, our 2020 AGM has to be convened as a remote meeting

304, 2020

FOM News April Update

3 April 2020|Newsletters|

  Dear Music Lovers Today marks the start of week 2 of Lockdown in South Africa. This has been quite a challenge for everyone - especially those in the arts. Nobody really knows the timelines or consequences - this is the case across the world 

1703, 2020

FOM News March Update

17 March 2020|Newsletters|

Dear Music Lovers It is with great sadness that Cape Town is facing major closures of live music in the months ahead. Notices came out today following the government announcement last night regarding Covid-19 and strict safety measures. The Fugard Theatre and Theatre on the Bay are closed

2601, 2020

In Memoriam: Shirley Parkfelt

26 January 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 October 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 October 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 September 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 August 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 July 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 June 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 April 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 December 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 June 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

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