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Rik Ghesquière is appointed as guest conductor of the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra in Pretoria

Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra (GPO) is the finishing touch to the canvas primed 21 years ago by the mother company, ‘Salon Music’-now trading as ‘Brooklyn Theatre’.

GPO was formed early 2014 as a non-profit organisation. Its aim is to fill a big gap in the local music market and also give opportunities and employment to talented young performers.

After a highly successful year of monthly concertising in 2014 and 2015 the GPO has now firmly established itself as a young symphony orchestra to be reckoned with.

International and local instrumentalists and singers performed regularly as soloists in concerti with the orchestra. The enthusiasm of the Gauteng music lovers for these very accessible concerts was clear, judging from the steady support of the orchestra throughout the year.

As part of Brooklyn Theatre we are confident of building on this incredible success in years to come and to deliver even more originally and artfully on our stated objectives.

Rik Ghesquière is honored to be the principal guest conductor for 2016. He will conduct the masterpiece “Carmina Burana” in July 2016 and the Opera Gala with the famous South African tenor, Johan Botha in August 2016.