The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) has announced its Virtual Winter Symphony Season, taking place online from 19 – 28 August. In order to continue bringing great music to music lovers, and in light of Covid-19 regulations, the JPO has been hard at work to create the Virtual Winter Symphony Season.
The Season comprises a two-week programme, filled with a popular and exciting repertoire. Performances were recorded at The SABC Studios in Johannesburg, whilst observing strict Covid-19 regulations. Although there was no live audience, the musicians were on exceptional form. Their passion to make the performances as immersive and entertaining as possible can be seen, and the energy and enthusiasm of the orchestra is evident. The JPO Virtual Winter Symphony Season was designed to reflect the vivacity of its artists.
‘Despite the current challenges, we remain committed to deliver good music to our audience. 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 from the comfort and safety of your home. The musicians are in terrific form, playing with finesse and sophistication.’Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the JPO
The Season opens on Thursday 19 August, streaming online from 12:00, and will be available for viewing until Saturday 21 August at midnight. The second concert will be streamed from 12:00 on Thursday 26 August and will be available for viewing until Saturday 28 August at midnight.
Details of the programme are available on www.jpo.co.za as well as on the Quicket website. Tickets are available online at R200 (incl. VAT) per concert and can be purchased online. 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.
JPO Virtual Winter Symphony Season Programme
Concert 1: 60 minutes
Conductor: Brandon Phillips
Soloist: Charl du Plessis (piano)
Jean Sibelius: Karelia Overture op. 10
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Franz Liszt: Les Preludes, S.97 (Symphonic poem no3)
Concert 2: 70 minutes
Conductor: Jeremy Silver
Soloists: Miro Chakaryan (violin) and Susan Mouton (cello)
Johannes Brahms: Concerto for violin and cello, op.102 in a minor
Jean Sibelius: Symphony no2, op.43 in D major