CPO and Ulm Wind Bands to blow up a storm


Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble2The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble (CPUWE) and Germany’s award-winning Ulm Youth Wind Orchestra will join forces on July 30 at 4pm.

The concert, at the New Apostolic Church at the Silvertown Auditorium, will feature conductors Brandon Phillips and Josef Christ conducting their own ensembles and then the bands will join for Gounod’s Festive Dance and Pata Pata.

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The award-winning Ulm Youth Wind Orchestra made contact with the CPYWE some years ago when it made a donation of instruments, since both orchestras have the same vision: to enable talented young musicians to reach their potential through performance experience as well as good teaching. Since then it has been a dream to return to Cape Town after its appearance here in 1999 and, with the support of the Goethe Institute, the dream is now a reality.

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

Tickets are R50/ R30 for children/OAP from Computicket and, if available, at the door.Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble2

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