The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal guest conductor Bernhard Gueller directs the annual Friends of Orchestral Music Benefit gala, featuring Daniel Kharitonov in the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov. The main work is the Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler, known as Titan. The concert opens with From the Apocalypse by Liadov.
Gueller has many high level collaborations with internationally acclaimed soloists such as Canadian violinist James Ehnes and pianist Jan Lisiecki, Janina Fialkowska, Anton Kuerti, Jon Kimura Parker and Marc Andre-Hamelin, along with other international stars such as pianists Stephen Hough and Lars Vogt, violinist Joshua Bell and Metropolitan Opera singers Pretty Yende, Elza van den Heever and the late Johan Botha, as well as Pumeza Matshikiza.
After his triumph at the 15th Tchaikovsky International Competition in 2015 when he was 16, Daniel Kharitonov continues to stun the world with his performances. This ranges from Gergiev’s Marinsky Orchestra to the CPO where he performs for the first time in 2017, also under the direction of Gueller. Born in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the Russian Far East, Daniel Kharitonov debuts with The Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2013, and becomes a regular with the orchestra.
The concert is being presented by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO).
Founded in 1914, the CPO is financially and culturally sustainable, attracting some of the leading international artists of our time. A multi-functional orchestra, the CPO delivers a world-class orchestral service to all communities in the region, participating in festivals and concerts across all genres of music.
Venue: City Hall, Darling St, CBD, Cape Town
Time: Pre-concert talk at 7.15pm | Concert starts 8pm
Cost: R200 – R550