The CPO Community Spectacular is a regular showcase in which local singers, dancers and instrumentalists are given the opportunity to perform with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
The concert offers a platform to a host of professional performers, including soprano Lynelle Kenned, saxophonist Don Vino, Jarrad Ricketts, Township Opera and members of the Zip Zap Circus. New to the CPO platform are dancing pair Oleksii and Michele, singing group Asili, crooners Tracey-Lee Oliver and Madeegha Anders.
On the podium is the CPO’s resident conductor, Brandon Phillips; Aviva Pelham is the musical director and the master of ceremonies is top comedian Alan Committie. Lighting design is by Faheem Bardien.
Concertgoers can expect to hear symphonic versions of the most iconic songs from the past few decades, while Zip Zap jugglers and acrobats move to Rossini and Khatchaturian. Township Opera sings Circle of Life and Back of the Moon, while Lynell Kenned and Jarrad Ricketts perform Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe’s Barcelona, and much more.
Venue: Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Time: 5pm to 7.30pm
Cost: R150 – R250