Tag Archives: JPO

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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JPO’s Triumphal Relaunch

If ever a concert deserved to start with the victorious strains of Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida, it is this one, The JPO Relaunch Concert.  Beautifully played under the baton of the American Roderick Cox, and concert master Miro Chakaryan, … Continue reading

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A night to remember

Bongani Tembe, the CEO and Artistic Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras brought both orchestras together for two concerts in Johannesburg this week.  They were both sold out.  In his programme messsage he says “I hope it … Continue reading

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Pinnacle of Perfection at JPO concert

I started attending concerts at the Johannesburg City Hall in about 1973, initially very sporadically, when a friend of my parents got the use of her parent’s season tickets because they were unavailable to make use of them.  On other … Continue reading

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Shaking things up a bit at the JPO

What with the JPO’s recent woes we are delighted to have another four week season of beautiful music.  Chatting with Duncan Gibbon, the Chief Executive Officer of the JPO, before the concert had him confirm that the seasons are all … Continue reading

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Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the 2015 first season

On Thursday last week, 19 February 2015, The Double Bass, a theatrical piece, opened at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square in Sandton.  A lot of orchestra members were in the audience.  One of them whispered to me … Continue reading

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A great second season for JPO

The abbreviated symphony season for the JPO has ended on a high note, with Russian violinist, Ilya Gringolts, playing the Bruch Violin Concerto No 1, op 26 in G minor. Weber’s Oberon was the overture and Sibelius’ Symphony No 1, op … Continue reading

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