JPO Launches South Africa's First Online Symphony Season

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The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce their Virtual Spring Symphony Season, taking place exclusively online! To continue to bring great music to music lovers, especially during these uncertain times, the JPO has been hard at work to create South Africa’s first online Symphony Season.

Don't Miss JPO's Virtual Spring 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 wear! 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. 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,” said Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the JPO.

When Is It?

The Season opens on Wednesday, 11 November 2020, streaming online from 19:30, and will be available to music lovers for 48 hours thereafter.

A concert will be streamed every Wednesday evening from 19:30 for the following three weeks, with each concert being available for a 48 hour period.

Get Your Tickets Now

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.

JPO Virtual Spring Symphony Season Programme

Concert 1

  • Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 – Friday, 13 November 2020.
  • Conductor: Brandon Phillips
  • Soloist: Zanta Hofmeyr – Violin
  • Repertoire: Gluck: Dance of the blessed spirits | Beethoven: Romance No 2 | Mozart: Symphony n40

Concert 2

  • Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 – Friday, 20 November 2020.
  • Conductor: Brandon Phillips
  • Soloist: Megan-Geoffrey Prins – Piano
  • Repertoire: Debussy: Petit Suite | Mozart: Concerto for piano No 23 | Prokofiev: Classical symphony


Concert 3

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 – Friday, 27 November 2020.
  • Conductor: Lyk Temming
  • Soloist: Francois du Toit – Piano
  • Repertoire: Debussy: Beethoven: Concerto for piano No 3 | Beethoven: Symphony No 7


Concert 4

  • Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2020 – Friday, 04 December 2020.
  • Conductor: Schalk van der Merwe
  • Soloist: Khanyi Mthethwa – Flute | Gaylen Sales – Harp
  • Repertoire: Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp | Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 (Scottish)


For More Information

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You can contact them on 082 860 0595 or 083 266 2367, or [email protected].

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