Category Archives: Classical Music

New work premieres at JPO Spring Season

The Johannesburg Philharmonic’s Spring Season has begun with a huge two orchestra extravaganza. The KZN and JPO orchestras came together on the Linder stage. The works were the Camille Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila.  It is a noisy, cheerful, … Continue reading

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JPO Spring Season

I am once again grateful that there is another season of concerts by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a four week “Spring Season” of the World Symphony Series introduced to JPO audiences by the CEO, Bongani Tembe, last year. … Continue reading

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Be good or stay home

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert series is well under way, but tonight was special.  The orchestra members were all in fine form under the baton of Perry So, the soloist, Alissa Margolis on violin, was superb in Mendelssohn’s Violin … Continue reading

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Wits Trio, better than ever

  The Wits Trio has always been fabulous.  Malcolm Nay on piano and Zanta Hofmeyr on violin are a stunning pair of chamber musicians.  With the new inclusion of Susan Mouton, the principal cellist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, one … Continue reading

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Dream Big – support young artists

Johannesburg’s most spectacular charity event this year is Dream Big, a cocktail party, concert and auction, to be held on Saturday 18 August at the Atlas Studios in Milpark, Johannesburg. The event is in aid of young artists, and is … Continue reading

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Mozart Festival treats for 2018

As Bruce Dennill points out in his review, the annual Viennese New Year Concerts always mark the start of the classical music programme for Johannesburg. (Well, Theatre on the Square’s Friday lunchtime concerts started on Friday as well). These light … Continue reading

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Symphony Seasons for JPO

I know that it is a cliché to say “I don’t know where the time went”, but this is the reality of this time for me.  We are already halfway through the four week symphony season of the Johannesburg Philharmonic … Continue reading

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