Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

30 May 2018 to 21 June 2018

The World Symphony Series 2018 Winter Season features a variety of artists performing live with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The Thursday programme is a repeat of the Wednesday evening prior.

The World Symphony Series winter programme runs as follows:

May 30 & 31: Daniel Boico conducts the orchestra through works by Shostakovich, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky. The evening opens with Shostakovich’s sprightly overture, Festival Overture Op. 96, followed by American composer George Gershwin’s F major Piano Concerto and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Winter Daydreams’ Symphony No. 1 in G-minor.

June 6 & 7: Brandon Phillips conducts an all-European programme, opening with the Overture to Beethoven’s 1787 Egmont, a set of incidental music pieces composed for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s eponymous play. The evening’s programme then continues with French composer Édouard Lalo’s iconic Cello Concerto in D minor and German composer Robert Schumann’s final symphony “Rhenish” Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major Op. 97 and a star solo performance by Russian cellist Alexander Buzlov.

June 13 & 14: Dutch-South African maestro Conrad van Alphen leads a programme of three contrasting works, Mendelssohn’s Ruy Blas Overture Op. 95, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D-minor Op. 47 and Dvořák’s F Major Symphony No. 5 Op. 76.

June 20 & 21: The JPO’s winter season comes to a close with a programme of classical masterpieces directed by Norwegian conductor Catherine Winnes; Russian composer Mikhail Glinka’s Summer Night in Madrid Overture, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16 and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic Scheherazade featuring the evening’s soloist Spencer Myer.

Venue: Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown
Time: 8pm
Cost: R150 – R1 242


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  1. My name is Hannie Theron, I’m interested to see what the program is for the concert tomorrow night please??

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