Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) strives to be nationally
and internationally recognised for its artistic
excellence, innovation, education initiatives and community
Central to its mission is a belief in the value and transformative power of music to inspire, engage and build connections among diverse communities, thereby contributing to nation building. It endeavours to challenge the prevailing perception of classical music performances being elitist and Euro-centric by performing music that incorporates the greatest examples of both classical and South African music traditions.
is a sincere commitment to consistently high standards of
performance, with the aim of not only delivering quality performances
to audiences, but also establishing the bench mark for aspirant
future of the JPO is intimately woven with the future of classical
and orchestral music in South Africa. In order to ensure its
sustainability and transformation, the JPO is actively involved in
education and development programmes, playing its part in developing
an appreciation of classical music for all generations to come –
across all ages, races and people of South Africa.
part of the orchestra’s vision, the JPO harnesses the talent of
young South African musicians through collaboration with music
centres and local universities, conductors’ workshops and
partnering with youth orchestras and choirs.