The final Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra concert this season ends with the jubilant return of Chinese-Canadian violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou.
Ms Hou performs two pieces – Poème by Chausson and the Introduction and Rondo Capriccio by Saint-Saëns. Ms Hou rises to fame when she wins three prestigious international violin competitions in one year – the Long-Thibaud in France, the Lipizer in Italy and the Sarasate in Spain. Since then, she makes her mark around the world, always performing to critical and popular acclaim.
Bernhard Gueller, the CPO’s principal guest conductor and Music Director Laureate of Symphony Nova Scotia, will conduct a ballet suite from Le Cid by Massenet, as well as the Fountains of Rome and the Pines of Rome, two spectacular tone poems by Ottorino Respighi.
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.
The concert is being presented by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO).
Founded in 1914, the CPO is financially and culturally sustainable institution, 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: R135 – R350