Listening to classical music has to be one of
life’s most pleasurable experiences.
Great music, great musicians.
Don’t miss the 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 2019 on 10th August with a recital by South African born violinist Gina Beukes who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and started studying the violin aged 5 with Alan Solomon, later studying chamber music with Betty Pack and also playing in her string chamber orchestras.
Gina plays on a violin which is a copy of the ‘Emperor’ Stradivarius which was owned by the violinist Kubelika at the turn of the last century. She also has a viola which she acquired from violinist Roby Lakatos’ world-famous gypsy band. For this concert, she is accompanied by Esthea Kruger.
Camerata Tinta Barocca, will perform on 21 September 2019. They were founded by violinist Quentin Crida in July 2004, and are a Cape Town-based baroque ensemble consisting of a core of string players with harpsichord. Its name is derived from the musicians’ passion for baroque music and red wine. The members include some of Cape Town’s finest musicians who embrace a historically informed performance practice approach.
Since 2011, CTB has gradually moved towards playing on period instruments. Currently it is the only period ensemble in South Africa that regularly plays in orchestral format, performing most of its annual concerts on period instruments.
Come and see them perform in the stunning Baxter Theatre.
19th October sees the return of Luis Magalhães on piano. He has been described as possessing a “wonderfully full sound” (American Record Guide) and a “polished, refined technique” (Allmusic.com).
Luis has achieved critical acclaim as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Born in Portugal and currently residing in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Luis’s career as a pianist displays the cosmopolitanism typical of successful 21st century musicianship. Luis has played extensively across Europe and has also appeared on stages in Brazil, South Africa, China, Japan, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and on numerous occasions, the United States.
Reflecting his eminence as an artist of global standing, Luis was bestowed the honour of being named a Yamaha International Artist.
To close off this wonderful 2019 season on 16 November 2019, we can listen to the collaboration of Anthony Marwood on violin and Aleksandar Madžar on Piano.
Anthony Marwood performs worldwide as soloist with many notable orchestras, and enjoys regular collaborations with Les Violons du Roy in Canada (he currently holds a three-year position as Principal Artistic Partner), the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (Artistic Partner in the 2016-17 season), Tapiola Sinfonietta in Finland, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the St Louis Symphony in the USA.
Various select partnerships are key to Aleksandar Madžar´s current performance schedule. His partnership with violinist Ilya Gringolts saw them perform a complete Beethoven cycle at the 2008 Verbier Festival following the world premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies´ Violin Sonata at St Magnus and Cheltenham Festivals in summer 2008, recitals at Prague and Beethovenfest Bonn Festivals. His partnership with soprano Juliane Banse continues next season with a tour of Spain to Bilbao, Valencia, Leon and Lisbon´s Gulbenkian Foundation.
Season tickets are now available for all four concerts
at a special price of R700
which secures a preferred seat for all four concerts.
Individual tickets are on sale at Webtickets.co.za
For more information visit www.ctconcerts.co.za
Tel: Louise Howlett on 084 682 1337
Booking for subscription passes – contact Louise