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About Us

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) is a not-for-profit and a public benefit organisation which was originally formed in May 2000 following the demise of the National Symphony Orchestra. The JPO went into business rescue in 2012, however, it was relaunched in August 2017 with a revitalised vision, a new brand identity and a diverse board of directors which is comprised of captains of industry and credible community leaders. The board is chaired by former Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke, with arts manager and Juilliard School trained singer, Bongani Tembe, as the Chief Executive and Artistic Director. The relaunch of the JPO affirmed the organisation’s aspiration to be internationally recognised for artistic excellence, innovation, education initiatives and community engagement programmes.