Blowing Up A Storm


Winds from the north and winds from the south are set to whip up a storm this weekend.

From our own shores, the acclaimed Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble (CPYWE) will be joined by Germany’s award-winning Ulm Youth Wind Orchestra for a concert at the New Apostolic Church at the Silvertown Auditorium.

The CPYWE will play works for – or arranged for – wind band by Holst, Piazzolla, Gershwin and others. The Ulm Orchestra will play a selection of works that include Fiddler on the Roof and tracks from the Phil Collins Collection.

Blowing up a storm

Conductors Brandon Phillips and Josef Christ will conduct their own ensembles before the bands join together for Gounod’s thrilling ‘Festive Dance’ from Faust, and Miriam Makeba / Jerry Ragovoy’s much-loved ‘Pata Pata’.

The two orchestras share a vision: to enable talented young musicians to reach their potential through performance experience as well as good teaching. In recognition of this shared vision, the Ulm Youth Wind Orchestra made contact with the CPYWE some years ago, wanting to donate some instruments.  The orchestra travelled to Cape Town in 1999 and has been dreaming of a return ever since. With the support of the Goethe Institute, that dream is now a reality.

Venue: New Apostolic Church at the Silvertown Auditorium
Date: Sunday 30 July | Time: 4pm to 6pm
Cost: R50 |  R30 concessions

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