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The Cape Town Concert Series – South Africa’s leading chamber music  and recital platform.

Please see below for details of our forthcoming programmes,

artists and booking details.


Founded in 1955, the Cape Town Concert Series is South Africa’s leading chamber music and recital concert platform- with artists also performing at venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Their mission is to present the finest local and international artists available in the country – presented in the finest acoustics of the Baxter Concert Hall.

All our concerts now take place on Saturday mornings at 11am. They are presented in an intimate friendly way, with musicians often introducing their music to the audience and afterwards available to greet and answer questions from the concert goers, making these concerts unique and connected and the perfect start to the weekend.

It is the mandate of the Series to ensure these concerts are affordable to all and as such seek sponsorship to subsidise the ticket prices to more than half of what they would normally be.

The Venue

The Cape Town Concert Series has held its recitals in the Baxter Concert Hall ever since the Baxter Theatre Centre in Rondebosch opened its doors in August 1977. The Concert Hall, which seats 636, has superb acoustics, and boasts a fine Steinway & Sons Model D-274 concert grand piano.

Wheelchair positions are located in the Concert Hall . Please inform Webtickets at the time of booking if you need a wheelchair space. Toilets for patrons with wheelchairs are located in the public toilets at the far end of the Main Foyer.

Parking for people with wheelchairs is located at the Baxter Road and Burg Road entrances. A lift for wheelchairs in the Main Foyer allows access to the restaurant. Please contact the Front of House Manager on 021 680 3967 if you need assistance.

Book Tickets

Tickets are available from Webtickets or you can contact Louise at the Concert Series directly for further assistance on


Forthcoming programmes, artists and booking details.

2024 Season @ The Baxter
Book at Webtickets for individual tickets or email for a Season Ticket.

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16 March: Chamber Music with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra present highlights from the Franschhoek Chamber Music Festival, including Mozart’s Wind Serenade in E flat, K375 and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons featuring 4 principal players for each solo season.  The concert starts at 11am in the Baxter Concert Hall. Tickets from Webtickets.


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13 April: Piano Recital with Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Regarded as a Beethoven specialist, Jan-Jiracek will present a programme of Beethoven and Chopin including the ever popular Moonlight Sonata. The concert starts at 3pm in the Baxter Concert Hall. Tickets from Webtickets.

You can read more about Jan-Jiracek here:


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8 June: Oboe and more with James Austin Smith

  Oboeist and concert presenter James Austin Smith presents Fantasy and Metamorphosis with pianist Luis Magalhaes which features a mixed and varied programme of works by Clara Schumann, Brahms, Still, Nielsen, Britten and Saint-Saens.  The concert starts at 11am in the Baxter Concert Hall. Tickets from Webtickets.

You can read more about James here:




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Contact Number: +27 (0) 84 682 1337

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