Dear Music Lovers

A reminder that you still have time to renew your membership for the Friends of Orchestral Music for 2023 and support classical music in Cape Town. Membership for 2023 is just R300 per person which brings you the following:

  • Regular newsletters highlighting concerts and programmes
    • Priority booking for CPO subscribers for all symphony concerts including the FOM Benefit Gala Concert
    • A complimentary glass of wine, beer, or soft drink after every CPO symphony concert – on presentation of your membership card – and the opportunity to meet the CPO conductor, soloist and musicians.
    • Priority booking or/and discounted tickets for special events including our elegant fundraising soirées, youth development concerts, our annual quiz evening, entry to the Cape Town Concert Series recitals and curated talks.

See ABOUT FOM A4 for more information on the work that FOM does and how your membership can help. You can simply eft your payment to:

Friends of Orchestral Music, Standard Bank Acc: 071031146. Reference:  your surname and MB

For your Diary:

The Cape Town Concert Series have just announced their new season of concerts taking place – details below.  If you would like to attend these concerts, email quoting your FOM membership number and you can book directly.  For the concert on 15 April featuring chamber music by members of the CPO,  the Concert Series is offering FOM members a R20 discount on their tickets.

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra‘s first season for 2023 begins in April – but booking for current subscribers opens next week on February 10th and bookings for new subscribers and general tickets opens on 1 March.  For queries please call dial-a-seat 021 421 7695.  The final ‘dress’ rehearsals will also be open again on the morning of each concert. These give FOM a chance to help the orchestra raise much needed funds for their general running costs. Members of FOM will be able to book ahead for a full season of rehearsals and receive a small discount. More details on that soon.

Meanwhile if you are missing the orchestra, then don’t forget to catch them at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Sunday 12 February where the programme includes Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with Feroll-Jon Davids and Dvorak’s New World Symphony Nr. 9. Tickets from Webtickets.

We look forward to hearing from you. Do not hesitate to contact with any queries.

Kind regards


for Friends of Orchestral Music

For Your Diary:

Cape Town Concert Series 2023

11 February: Baroque Celebration with the CT Baroque Orchestra. 11am in the Baxter Concert Hall

11 March: Rachel-Lee Priday & Francois du Toit. 11am at Christchurch Constantia

15 April: Chamber Music with the CPO. 11am in the Baxter Concert Hall

5 May: Levy Sekgapane In Concert with Jeremy Silver. 7pm in the Baxter Concert Hall

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