1409, 2021

FOM September: CTCS Baroque Invitation

14 September 2021|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music Finally the theatres are starting to open again, and the Cape Town Concert Series once more extends an invitation to Friends of Orchestral Music to enjoy a live recital at the Baxter Concert Hall on Saturday 25th September. Before Covid-19

2207, 2021

FOM Update: July 2021

22 July 2021|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music Just as things started to open up again - so they closed! With winter also on our doorsteps, perhaps it has not been the worst time to rather stay indoors and find solace with the CPO Winter Cyber Symphonies and

1106, 2021

Notice of FOM Annual General Meeting 2021

11 June 2021|Newsletters|

Dear Members, Normally our AGM immediately precedes a soiree. Unfortunately, our 2020 AGM had to be convened as a remote meeting in accordance with the Lock Down regulations. We have decided to continue to keep our members safe during current level 2 restrictions, and once again will hold our

2205, 2021


22 May 2021|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music Exciting news with Live classical events opening up: Following the success of their first concert of the year with members of the CPO, the Cape Town Concert Series is hosting their next recital on Saturday 29 May at 11am in

1604, 2021

FOM Chairman’s Message: April 2021

16 April 2021|Newsletters|

Chairman’s Message to the Members of the  Friends of Orchestral Music 15 April 2021  Dear Members, MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – 2021  2020 was a year like no other. We only had time to enjoy the CPO Summer Season before the Covid pandemic changed our lives so

1504, 2021

FOM Update: CTCS Concert with CPO

15 April 2021|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music   The Cape Town Concert Series is excited to present it's first live concert of 2021 and what better way than by collaborating with musicians from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra to present some fantastic chamber music live on stage

1812, 2020

FOM Update: Time to renew for 2021

18 December 2020|Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music Thank you for supporting the Friends during this particularly difficult year. While there have been few events to attend, your support has meant that FOM has remained busy. Under our Individual Study Portfolio, we were able to offer support to

1810, 2020

FOM News: The Music Plays On…

18 October 2020|FOM News, Newsletters|

Dear Friends of Orchestral Music Time has been certainly been rather surreal this year - with online events taking over our usual social encounters - whether for work or pleasure, and while we have reached level 1 and many activities are returning to some sense

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

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