May 15, 2017

About us

VISION
The yearning for the most beautiful music, experienced live and performed by the finest artists, is one that music-lovers worldwide share.

Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra (GPO) is the brainchild and latest addition to Brooklyn Theatre, in response to popular demand by music lovers in Gauteng.

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.

The motivation of the GPO is to make music accesible to as wide an audience of young South Africans as possible, who might not otherwise have the means to experience with classical.

Our inspiring preformances are designed to delight our loyal followers, whose fine taste in music we fully appreciate.

BACKGROUND
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’.

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.

Figures indicate that 85% of the running expenses of the orchestra was generated through ticket sales. The remainder 15%, was sponsored by individuals and corporate sponsors.

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.

OUR AIMS
  1. To stage at least two performances orchestral concert performances per month at Brooklyn Theatre.
  2. To ensure that ticket sales form the basis of the income generated to fund the orchestra.
  3. To solicit the support and donations of sponsors to widen it’s scope for social projects and upliftment through music.
  4. To open all final dress rehearsals to school children and students at a nominal fee.
  5. To augment (on an ad hoc basis) the orchestra for Romantic or other works. This will also target ‘upliftment’ and aim to involve artists who could derive value and experience from playing with professionals
TICKETSALES TO DATE
2014 2015 2016

2017

February

[552]

[773]

[460]

[783]

March

[469]

[621]

[668]

[540]

April

[416]

[667]

[679]

[1323]

May

[286]

[758]

[511]

[717]

June

[427]

[309]

[990]

[581]

July

[407]

[408]

[641]

[523]

August

[373]

[622]

[390]

[392]

September

[377]

[567]

[549]

[353]

October

[582]

[275]

[704]

[1725]

November

[797]

[579]

[877]

[632]

December

[595]

[1113]

[759]

[1127]

Total 5281 6692 7228

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