The instrument donation drive, led by determined musicians part of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, has already earned a big round of applause. Thanks to musicians who swam and played their hearts out, the sounds of brighter futures for vulnerable children are loud!
Cape Town, South Africa (27 November, 2023)—For the past two months, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) has been busy making preparations and opportunities for future musicians. The sounds of brighter futures drum to the tune of vulnerable children in and around the City of Cape Town getting the chance to participate in free music lessons, which is exactly what the CPO makes possible.
The recent Masidlale Concert saw the happy end of a determined instrument drive and fundraising season, where the larger community of music lovers and dream supporters donated over thirty instruments to the CPO.
These donations make programmes like the CPO Youth Development (which provides music education to over 300 young musicians from as young as six years old), possible.
Two stars of the season are the CPO’s Zanelle Brits ( a double bass musician) and Louisa Theart (who plays the flute and piccolo). The sounds of joy and inspiration the donated instruments will bring to children across the City wouldn’t be possible without their bravery; the kind that saw these musicians swim the Robben Island Crossing to raise awareness for the cause.
Beyond the instruments, these efforts also raised almost R10 000 in donations which will help fine-tune the donated instruments and make them playable. The ultimate goal is R15 000, and anyone able to contribute can do so here.
Meanwhile, in other wholesome news for the City of Cape Town’s youngsters, Athlone residents are bouncing with joy after the unveiling of a brand new basketball court in Bridgetown!