A Century of Symphony: The Story of Cape Town's Orchestra

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Subtitle: The Story of Cape Town's Orchestra
Editor: Louis Heyneman
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers (2014)
ISBN-10: 1868426564
ISBN-13: 9781868426560
Condition: Very Good. Light bumping to cover corners and spine-ends.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 24.9 x 21.1 x 1.7 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg

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As Africa's oldest orchestra, and certainly its most versatile, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is a proud part of the fabric of the Mother City. Founded in 1914 as a municipally funded ensemble, the orchestra was privatised in 1986 and later merged with the former Capab orchestra, achieving independence in 2000..

A Century Of Symphony tells the story of Cape Town’s orchestras over the past 100 years. Bringing together reminiscences, anecdotes and heartfelt stories by players, conductors and audience members, images of the orchestra both past and present, and information gathered from city, newspaper and university archives. A Century Of Symphony offers a timeless perspective on the place of orchestral music in the life of the city.

The challenges of running an orchestra in the 21st century are formidable, but the orchestra’s mission to deliver first-class music played by first-class musicians in a sustainable way has never been more apparent. Outreach and education efforts in disadvantaged communities point the way to the future. This is a story not only worth telling, but also worth preserving, for Cape Town’s orchestras have been the cultural jewel of the city for 100 years.


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