Listening to classical music has to be one of
life’s most pleasurable experiences. Great music, great musicians.
Don’t miss Cape Town Concert Series second season,
offering something special for seniors!
If you haven’t been to a classical music evening,
try it – at least once in your life!
The Cape Town Concert Series is South Africa’s leading recital and chamber music platform, presenting the finest classical musicians from across the globe as well as locally.
They will be launching their second season for 2018 on 18th August with a recital by pianist Alessandro Taverna. Taverna’s music making stimulates the senses as does a visit to his native Venice, and gives rise to a feeling of wonderment is how British music critics describe this Italian pianist. When he performed Chopin’s First Piano Concerto in the final round at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, “the world was suddenly suffused with grave beauty: flawless minutes of poetry”, said the UK newspaper The Independent.
On September 22nd, they will collaborate for the first time with the Cape Town Baroque Festival to bring a special evening of Baroque chamber music featuring international recorder and oboe specialist Carin van Heerden with select musicians from the Camerata Tinta Barocca and Baroque2000 from Durban. The Cape Town Baroque Festival is the passion project of Erik Dippenaar, Cape Town’s own Baroque specialist.
27th October sees the return of violinist sensation Rachel Lee Pryday. The Chicago Tribune pronounced Pryday as being acclaimed for her beauty of tone, riveting stage presence, and irresistible panache. She has appeared as soloist with major international orchestras in America and Europe. Critics have praised her “dazzling, forceful technique,” “rich, mellifluous sound,” and “silvery fluidity.” Combining a fierce intelligence with an imaginative curiosity, her wide-ranging repertoire and eclectic programming reflect a deep fascination with literary and cultural narratives, as an artist who seeks contemporary resonances with the masterworks of the past.
The final concert of the year is a celebrity recital featuring internationally reknowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch with pianist Albie van Schalkwyk taking place on 17th November.
Raphael Wallfisch is one of the most celebrated cellists performing on the international stage. He was born in London into a family of distinguished musicians – his mother the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and father – pianist Peter Wallfisch. After winning the Gaspar Cassadó International Cello Competition in Florence when he was 24, he has played with some of the world’s foremost orchestras from the London Philharmonic to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and at major festivals across the globe. He has recorded nearly every major work for his instrument from the mainstream concerto repertoire to countless lesser-known works. He plays a 1760 Gennaro Gagliano, the 1733 Montagnana “Ex-Romberg” and an exquisite modern cello built for Raphael by Patrick Robin. As always the celebrity recital helps fundraise for the season ahead and is hosted by the Kramer Jubilee Concert Series Trust.
Season tickets are now available for all four concerts at a special price of R670 which secures a preferred seat for all four concerts.
Individual tickets are on sale at Webtickets.co.za at R180 regular
and R150 pensioners.
For more information visit www.ctconcerts.co.za
Tel: Louise Howlett on 084 682 1337
Booking for subscription passes – contact Louise
Individual ticket bookings from Webtickets.co.za