Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

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Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
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Background information
Also known as CPO
Origin Cape Town, Western Cape SA
Genres Classical, popular music, soundtrack, new-age
Occupation(s) Symphony orchestra
Years active 1914–present

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) is an orchestra based in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


Established in 1914 as the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra,[1] and founded by the local authority,[citation needed] this orchestra, and its predecessors, soon established a reputation nationally and internationally through concerts and tours which have included the UK, Taiwan, the Canary Islands, and the United States.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Louis Heyneman and Shirley de Kock Gueller (editors), A Century of Symphony: the story of Cape Town's Orchestra, (Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2014).

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