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Viennese New Year Concert 2016

The classical music year begins with the Viennese New Year Concerts conducted by Maestro Richard Cock.  Two of them.  One on the Saturday evening and one on the Sunday afternoon.  These are tremendously popular with Johannesburg audiences.  Light classical music … Continue reading

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JPO may still have a faint pulse …

So the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra is having a 2013 first (and hopefully more) season. Basically Anglo American is providing R1 million which will be used to fund the season entirely. The ticket sales will be used in their entirety to … Continue reading

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The silver lining in JPO’s clouds of woe

The financial woes of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra are a disgrace to the city which bills itself as a ‘world class African city’. World class cities fund their world class professional orchestras. However the dark clouds gathering round the JPO … Continue reading

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Joshua Bell in concert with the Brahms concerto and the JPO

Well! Finally the date of the much anticipated Joshua Bell concert dawned and the Linder Auditorium parking lot filled up and overflowed before seven. Olives and Plates canteen was hard pressed to keep up with the orders and the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Joy of Jazz gets it right!

In 1994 most of us had a vision of a new South Africa where people across this rainbow nation would gather together, enjoying one another’s company and all the best things this country has to offer. In 2012 the city … Continue reading

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Avigail Bushakevitz, SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Award Winner at JPO concert

Avigail Bushakevitz has just this past week won the 2012 SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition, providing her with a hefty sum for international music studies. She is already registered as a student at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New … Continue reading

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Local musicians, including SAMRO winner, on JPO map

The JPO doesn’t often use local musicians, at least not often enough in my not very humble opinion, but this season sees two local artists. The first of these was Charl du Plessis – a Gershwin specialist. Du Plessis played … Continue reading

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