Dear Friends of Orchestral Music

A reminder that the CPO Summer Season begins this Thursday 27th October and FOM will once again be hosting the rehearsals in the mornings.

This first rehearsal will be starting at the later time of 12pm, featuring South African pianist Jan Hugo. Thereafter the rest of the season will be at the usual time of 11am.

Tickets are on sale at Quicket with the links below.  You can also buy at the door using Snapscan. We are still not allowed to use cash at the door – this is a safety precaution by the City Hall. You can also eft directly to FOM through details listed below.  Free Parking is available on the parade with the entrance being opposite the castle.

Don’t forget there are also three recital concerts happening in collaboration with the CPO Summer Season – violinist Alissa Margulis is performing at the Norval Foundation on November 5th, Alexey Stadler is giving a concert of solo cello and chamber music featuring musicians from the CPO on 12 November and then Romanian Pianist Daniel Ciobanu will be performing on 22 November – both concerts at the Baxter.  For more details contact

We will be sending an update soon on memberships for 2023.  We cannot thank you enough for your support this year and we are looking forward to a new year of exciting music and events.

Thank you for your support of music in Cape Town, we look forward to seeing you at a live performance again soon!

Kind regards

Louise Howlett
Friends of Orchestral Music
Standard Bank, Acc: 071031146
Ref. REH and Name

CPO SUMMER SEASON PROGRAMMES:Thursday, October 27, 12h00:

Rehearsal booking link: Bernhard Gueller,
Soloist Jan Hugo (piano)

Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor

Thursday, November 3, 11:00:

Rehearsal booking link:

Conductor Theodore Kuchar,
Soloist Alissa Margulis (violinist)

Curtainraiser  CPYO conducted by Brandon Phillips

Janáček Taras Bulba Symphonic Rhapsody
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op. 19
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Thursday, November 10, 11:00:

Rehearsal  link:

Conductor Theodore Kuchar,
Soloist Alexey Stadler (cello)

Smetana Vltava (The Moldau)
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Nielsen Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva”, Op. 27

 Thursday, November 17, 11:00,

Rehearsal link:

Conductor Conrad van Alphen
Soloist Melvyn Tan (piano)

Schubert Rosamunde Overture, D 644
Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K 453
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C, “The Great”

Thursday, November 24, 11:00
Rehearsal link:

Conductor Conrad van Alphen
Soloist Daniel Ciobanu (piano)

Bernstein/arr Maurice Peress
West Side Story Overture
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Copland Symphony No. 3