What Is It?
Classical music lovers, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra have a real treat in store for you. This spring, they will be performing a series of concerts at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown. The World Symphony Series Early Spring Season 2019 features a number of talented musicians, both from South Africa and abroad.
The 2019 season is presented as part of the famed World Symphony Series, which was launched in Durban 23 years ago and introduced to JPO audiences in 2017. This season will span over a month of concerts. Each week, one of four programmes will be performed. Wednesday evening performances are reprised each Thursday and Friday during the first and last week of the season, and on Thursdays during the second and third week.
The first programme of the Early Spring Season Series features 21-year-old piano maestro, Daniel Kharitonov. Hailing from the Far East in Russia, Kharitonov made his debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2013. Conducted by Sao Paulo native, Debora Waldman, the concert will take you on a musical journey through Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italienne, Op. 45, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major and finally, Franck’s Symphony in d minor.
Concert 2 of the programme is a must-see for violin enthusiasts. World-renowned violinist, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou heads up this highly-anticipated show. This talented musician gave her first public performance at the age of five, and has since gone on to achieve massive success. She has toured with over 50 of the world’s best orchestras and has won numerous awards for her skill. Daniel Raiskin conducts Hou and the JPO .
The third concert series of the season is a proudly South African affair. Featuring guest performer, Megan-Geoffrey Prins from Riversdale and conductor, Lykele Temmingh who has performed as a violinist with orchestras all around SA. So, come out in support of South African musical talent! The concert bill features:
Rossini: Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, Op. 21
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
The final concert for the Early Spring Season 2019 will see cellist, Gary Hoffman take to the stage alongside the JPO. Hoffman has been described as a remarkable musician and much sought-after chamber partner. Conducted by the “dynamic, vigorous, exciting and imaginative” conductor, Daniel Boico. Don’t miss the final concert of the season, as it is bound to be a grand affair, celebrating music, love and life.
When Is It?
The Early Spring Season runs from Wednesday, 21 August 2019 – Friday, 13 September 2019.
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Where Is It?
Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost between R150 – R345 per person. Get yours online via the Computicket website.
For More Information
For more information, visit the JPO’s website. Follow them on social media for event updates, concert announcements and more:
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