One of Cape Town’s musical exports, the revered Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will be getting valuable international exposure by performing during the upcoming COP26 climate change event.
The local orchestra is one of 17 world ensembles invited to play “The [Uncertain] Four Seasons” in support of this year’s deliberations.
However, this will be an altered and re-imagined version by a computer of Antonio Vivaldi’s classical masterpiece, “The Four Seasons”.
The orchestra says this is to draw the attention to the discord around climate change over the globe. The United Nations’ (UN) climate change conference will this year be presented in Glasgow, Scotland from 1 to 12 November.
The concert in the historic Cape Town City Hall will be conducted by Bernhard Gueller with several guest concertmasters. It will be streamed online.
Africa’s oldest orchestra, at 107, says it is committed to reversing climate change.