Over the next couple of months, Cavendish Square is upgrading various escalators, installing new and more energy-efficient ones and visitors to the centre will be able to view artwork created by some of the country’s top designers and local school children on the hoarding around some of the escalators.
In addition, to show the centre’s continued commitment to supporting local arts and culture, Cavendish Square has formed a partnership with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, who will perform a series of concerts on the Lower Ground Level of the shopping centre.
“The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra is arguably the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent and contributes greatly towards making Cape Town part of a global culture, and we are delighted that they will be performing at our centre,” says Cavendish Square’s Marketing Manager, Madrie Scott.
The CPO is one of only three full-time professional symphony orchestras in South Africa and continues a long and proud history of symphonic music since Cape Town’s first symphony orchestra was formed in 1914. The orchestra recently returned from a highly successful concert tour in the United States of America where it received standing ovations and excellent reviews.
The Cape Town Brass Quintet’s members are all professional players with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and their repertoire includes works from all genres including Baroque, Classical, Light Jazz and Pops.
“This is also a way for us to thank our loyal shoppers for their continued support over the escalator upgrade period.
Plus, remember the centre is running a parking promotion for the period of escalator upgrade whereby shoppers pay a maximum of R10 for parking, per day,” adds Scott.
The programme for the performances, which will all take place at 12 noon on the First Floor, is:
31 March: Cape Philharmonic Orchestra – Brass Quintet
7 April: Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra – Sax Ensemble and String Quartet
14 April: Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra – Sax Ensemble and String Quartet
5 May: Cape Philharmonic Orchestra – Brass Quintet
19 May: Cape Philharmonic Orchestra – Brass Quintet