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JPO launches debut online symphony season

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) has announced the launch of the Virtual Spring Symphony Season which will be taking place exclusively online this 11 November – 4 December.

This was a pre-pandemic recording. Now it’s time to watch South Africa’s first online Symphony Season.

To continue to bring great music to music lovers, and in light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19, the JPO has been hard at work to create South Africa’s first online Symphony Season.
     The Virtual Spring Symphony Season comprises a four-week programme, filled with exciting repertoire. Performances were recorded at The Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, whilst observing strict COVID regulations.  Although there was no live audience, the musicians performed with the audience in mind – donning their typical concert attire. 
     Their passion to make the performances as immersive and entertaining as possible can be seen, and the energy and enthusiasm of the orchestra is palpable. The JPO Virtual Spring Symphony Season was designed to reflect the vibrancy and creativity of our artists. 
     ‘Despite the current challenges, we are strongly committed to finding new and exciting ways to continue to deliver good music and to keep us all connected in the process,’ says Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the JPO. ‘While we know that the live concert experience can never be replaced by virtual concerts, we are pleased that you will still be able to enjoy great music in the comfort of your home.’
     The Season opens on Wednesday 11 November, streaming online from 19h30, and will be available to music lovers for 48 hours thereafter. A concert will be streamed every Wednesday evening from 19h30 for the following three weeks, with each concert being available for a 48-hour period.
     Details of the programme are available on as well as on the Computicket website – Tickets are available online at R250 (including VAT) per concert and can be purchased online or through all Computicket outlets.  
     Patrons can enjoy a 25% discount on Season Ticket purchases when purchasing tickets for all four concerts. Once you have purchased your ticket online, an access code/link will be sent to you each week to view the concert at your leisure.

Concert dates:

1Wednesday – Friday,
11 – 13 November 2020
Brandon PhillipsZanta Hofmeyr – ViolinGluck: Dance of the blessed spirits
Beethoven: Romance no2
Mozart: Symphony n40
2Wednesday – Friday,
18 – 20 November 2020
Brandon PhillipsMegan-Geoffrey Prins – PianoDebussy: Petit Suite
Mozart: Concerto for piano no23
Prokofiev: Classical symphony
3Wednesday – Friday,
25 – 27 November 2020
Lyk TemmingFrancois du Toit – PianoBeethoven: Concerto for piano no3
Beethoven: Symphony no7
4Wednesday – Friday,
2 – 4 December 2020
Schalk van der MerweKhanyi Mthethwa – Flute
Gaylen Sales – Harp
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp
Mendelssohn: Symphony no3 (Scottish)

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