American horn player Michael Thornton will bring the current Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra spring season to a close on December 1 at the Cape Town City Hall.
He will play Strauss’ ‘Horn Concerto no 1’, while the French-American Daniel Boico will conduct the CPO in the ‘Miraculous Mandarin Suite’ by Bartok and The Planets, the spectacular orchestral showcase by Holst.
Thornton, who is principal horn of the Colorodo Symphony, has performed around the world and has worked with renowned classical and popular artists from Yo Yo Ma, Lang Lang, and Renee Fleming to songwriter Randy Newman and Phish frontman Trey Anistasio. Before joining the CSO, Thornton was Principal Horn of the Honolulu Symphony.
Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now for the 11th CapeTown Summer Music Festival, which takes place from January 26 to February 5, 2017.
Three of the four concerts will be conducted by Arjan Tien; the fourth by the CPO’s resident conductor Brandon Phillips.
Tickets for the Thornton concert and for the new season can be booked at Computicket; or by calling Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695.
For more information, visit www.cpo.org.za.