Spring Symphonies at City Hall

Violinist Avigail Bushakevitz will perform on Thursday September 29.

Tickets are on sale now for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphonies, a season of four concerts on Thursdays September 1, 15, 22 and 29 at the City Hall.

Bernhard Gueller conducts the first and last concerts, and Belgian conductor Rik Ghesquiere comes to Cape Town to conduct the middle two, supported by the Government of Flanders.

Soloists are Jordan Brooks (violin), who will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto on September 1, almost on the eve of his departure for London to take up a scholarship at the Royal College of Music; Belgian violinist Jolente De Maeyer, who will perform the Violin Concerto of one of Belgium’s most illustrious composers, August De Boeck on September 15; a trio of Tim Kliphuis (violin), Peter Martens (cello) and Charl du Plessis (piano) who will perform the South African premiere of Kliphuis’s Triple Concerto on September 22, while in the same concert saxophonist Liam Burden will perform Keith Houban’s Legends of a Giant; and violinist Avigail Bushakevitz will perform the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 on September 29.

Main works on the programme are the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, Franck’s Symphony in D minor; On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite by Bernstein and Dvorak Symphony No. 8. The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble will give a curtain raiser on September 15.

Tickets at R150 to R350 are available from Computicket or Artscape Dial-A-Seat at 021 421 7695 where subscriptions, with a 10% discount, are available.