Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

It is currently one of only three fulltime professional ensembles in the country, getting a reputation as the jewel of the Cape’s music industry. Both financially and culturally stable, it also recognises its responsibility in giving back to the community and is heavily involved in youth development and social initiatives such as the Masidlale Music Project and the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.


  • The most active and multi-functional orchestra on the African continent
  • Founded in 1914, it is one of only three fully professional orchestras in South Africa
  • Outreach projects include Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Conducting Studio, the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble and the Masidlale Music Project