The Winter Symphony Season 2023 series promises another superbly curated selection of masterpieces such as Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini as well as an impressive selection of less familiar masterworks. Major guest performers and conductors taking part in the orchestra's winter season this year include returning conductors, Yasuo Shinozaki from Japan and Israeli-born Daniel Boico, talented soloists, South-African clarinettist Maria du Toit and pianist Yeon-Min Park from South Korea.
Thu, Jun 1
Conducted by Poland's Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, the first concert of the winter season is an enticing mix of masterworks including Mozart's Symphony No. 40, one of only two of his symphonies written in minor keys in 1788 and a sparkling piano solo by Emanuil Ivanov.
Programme: Mozart's Symphony No. 40, K.550 in g minor, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 and Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8, D.759 in b minor, “Unfinished.”
Principal guest conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernhard Gueller will conduct a concert of Antonín Dvořák's vibrantly wonderful Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 in G Major and others with a piano solo by Yeon-Min Park from South Korea.
Programme: Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3, Franz Liszt Concerto for Piano No. 1, S.124 in E-flat Major and Antonin Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 in G Major.
Thu, Jun 15
Israeli-born conductor Daniel Boico joins the JPO again for another season with a concert featuring a solo by violinist Rosanne Philippens and a programme including Paul Dukas' mystifying and magical symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Pablo de Sarasate's energetic Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20.
Programme: Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Ernest Chausson's Poème, Op. 25, Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3, Op. 44 in a minor.
Thu, Jun 22
For the final concert of the season, Japanese maestro Yasuo Shinozaki will conduct a programme of Ludwig van Beethoven's triumphant Egmont Overture and Johannes Brahms's thematic Symphony No. 1 with a solo by South African clarinettist, Maria du Toit.
Programme: Beethoven Egmont Overture, Temmingh Concerto for Clarinet, Brahms Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in c minor.
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