About the JPO
Formed by a group of committed, resilient musicians, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) was established in May 2000 following the demise of the National Symphony Orchestra. The year 2010 marks the tenth year of the JPO's existence, and we can proudly look back on a decade of great achievements.
Vision: "World-class music for a world-class city"
The JPO seeks to ensure the ongoing sustainability and growth of music traditions through nurturing accessibility to the broad community. The JPO aims to perform consistently at an international level of musical excellence.
The JPO aims to challenge the prevailing perception of classical music performances being elitist and Euro-centric, and appeal rather to a truly egalitarian local audience.
Past achievements and activities