The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) is presenting a concert off the beaten track of concert favourites in Pretoria this Sunday. The programme comprises works from the 20th and 21st Century. Bernard Gueller, the JPO’s Permanent Guest Conductor, will swing the baton.
The hugely talented soprano, Hanli Stapela, will perform Richard Strauss’ heart-gripping work, Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) TrV 296, which was one of his last compositions. He died in 1949.
The opening work is that of the Capetonian, modern day composer Peter Klatzow, titled I am an African, while the concert will close with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, nicknamed the Titan (1895).
The concert will take place in the ZK Matthews Hall at the Unisa main campus in Muckleneuk, Pretoria. It will start at 15:00 and last until 17:00.