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You’ve Earned It’s “What’s On” guide features the best of what’s on
for seniors, pensioners, retirees in South Africa in the coming months

Updated 18 March 2020

Sadly, some of the following shows have been cancelled
due to the coronavirus crisis.



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Dear Music Lovers

It is with great sadness that Cape Town is facing major closures of live music in the months ahead.

Notices came out today following the government announcement last night regarding Covid-19 and strict safety measures.

The Fugard Theatre, Theatre on the Bay and Baxter Theatre are all closed until further notice. Events at Artscape are also cancelled including the upcoming opera in concert of Fidelio. Cape Town Opera has also cancelled the Duet Gala with Pumeza Matshikiza this coming Sunday.

The Baxter is due to be closed until at least the end of April – which means all UCT School of Music concerts and Cape Town Concert Series will be cancelled for March and April. I attach their full notice below along with ticket refund information.

Further information can be found via Fine Music Radio, Whatsonincapetown and the ticket agencies Computicket, Webtickets and Quicket.

From the comfort of your home you can still connect to music:  There are a number of online music resources offering free streaming during this time of shutdown which has affected all corners of the globe.  These include The Met Opera: and the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall:

Closer to home there is also classical and jazz 24 hours a day on Fine Music Radio – 101.3 as well as streaming via their website

Meanwhile, as the lock down is for groups of 100 or more and some smaller venues such as some jazz venues, Gate69, Erin Hall and the Rockwell Theatre remain open with strict precautions in place.  We will keep you posted on these performances.

Do let me know if you have any queries about upcoming events or are hosting any small concerts. Let’s hope they find a way to control the virus and allow for public gatherings again soon.

Kind regards

Please spare a thought for all the musicians out there…

All these concerts below are now CANCELLED or POSTPONED

Mar 17: UCT Symphony Orchestra @Baxter
Mar 18: Art and Piano @Youngblood
Mar 21: CT Concert Series @Baxter
Mar 22: Duet Gala @Kirstenbosch
Mar 27-29: Fidelio in Concert @Artscape
Mar 27-28: Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Mar 31: Piano Recital with Greta Nöthling @Baxter
April 4: St Matthew Passion @Ridgeworth
April 5: Vivaldi 4 Seasons @Christchurch Constantia
April 5: Enoch Garden @Wagner Society
April 10 & 12:  Messiah @City Hall
April 25: CT Concert Series @Baxter


Christina Bianco cancellation


Dubbed ‘the girl of a thousand voices,’ Christina has performed on major television programs in the USA and UK, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show and The Today Show. Her singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet.



Slava Snowshow cancelled



In view of the state of disaster in the country and imposed drastic measures to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic including travel bans and restrictions on public gatherings.  Showtime Management wishes to advise patrons and theatre goers of the cancellation of the return season of Slava’s Snowshow at Montecasino’s Teatro from 12 to 31 May 2020 and at the Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town from 03 to 14 June 2020. 

“In these challenging times, the safety and well-being of everyone is of paramount importance,” says Tony Feldman of Showtime Management. “We are hoping to bring Slava’s Snowshow back post Covid-19 but sadly for now the show can’t go on.” 

For refunds patrons are asked to return their tickets to any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Computicket outlet or House & Home store for a full refund. All uncollected tickets and print@home transactions made via Call Centre and the Web will be refunded automatically and will reflect within 3 – 7 working days.  For queries contact Computicket on 0861 915 8000.


Image courtesy of: Todd Rosenberg
NYO Jazz Carnegie Hall Concert



Tour Postponed Due To Effects of COVID-19  

NYO Jazz Originally Scheduled to Perform in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Makhanda, and Bloemfontein from June 24-July 7, 2020 

(April 2, 2020; NEW YORK, NY)—Carnegie Hall today announced that—due to the effects of COVID-19 and current challenges with international travel—it must unfortunately postpone the debut tour to South Africa by its national youth jazz orchestra, NYO Jazz to a future date. The previously announced tour, scheduled to include performances led by trumpeter Sean Jones with vocalist Dianne Reeves as special guest, would have taken the ensemble to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Makhanda, and Bloemfontein from June 24-July 7, 2020.




Celebrated Trumpeter Sean Jones Leads Ensemble with Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Dianne Reeves as Special Guest 

First-Ever Tour to Africa by One of Carnegie Hall’s Three Acclaimed National Youth Ensembles to Include Debut Performances in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Makhanda, and Bloemfontein. 

Tour Dates: June 24-July 7, 2020


(February 20, 2020; NEW YORK, NY)—This June and July, Carnegie Hall’s critically-acclaimed national youth jazz orchestra—NYO Jazz—returns for its third season of extraordinary music-making, highlighted by its first-ever tour to South Africa from June 24-July 7, 2020. This remarkable ensemble, created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2018, annually brings together some of the most outstanding teen jazz musicians from across the United States to train, perform, and tour with some of the world’s greatest artists while also serving as music ambassadors for their country.

NYO Jazz’s historic visit to South Africa—to include debut performances in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Makhanda, and Bloemfontein—marks the first time that one of Carnegie Hall’s three acclaimed national youth ensembles will perform on the African continent. It follows successful international tours by NYO Jazz to some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls and music festivals in 2018, and the ensemble’s debut tour to Asia in 2019.

Celebrated trumpeter Sean Jones returns to lead NYO Jazz in 2020. He is joined by iconic jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves as special guest. These NYO Jazz concerts will offer a rare chance to hear the five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist performing with a big band, singing jazz standards in arrangements that have been especially made for her. The ensemble’s diverse repertoire will also feature a new composition by John Beasley, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for this tour, and other contemporary pieces that explore jazz’s influence on hip-hop, R&B, and pop music alongside big band standards.

“We are thrilled to have NYO Jazz make its debut in South Africa this summer—the first visit to Africa by any of our national youth ensembles” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. “Given South Africa’s extraordinarily rich music traditions, which include a deep passion for jazz, we know this tour will be a tremendous opportunity for musical and cultural discovery for these amazing young players. We are proud to showcase their incredible depth of talent and the high level of musicianship found across the United States as we find ways to connect the members of NYO Jazz with young musicians and music lovers across the country.”

NYO Jazz’s 2020 tour will offer America’s finest young musicians the opportunity to experience the richness of South Africa’s culture and history while sharing their remarkable artistry with audiences throughout the country. Complementing their performances, the players’ schedule will also include exciting opportunities for cultural exchange and peer-to-peer activities with local young people, an element that has become a hallmark of international tours by all three of Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles.

NYO Jazz’s 2020 roster will be announced by Carnegie Hall in early April 2020. In preparation for this historic tour, the musicians will arrive in New York in mid-June to begin an intensive 10-day training residency (June 14-23). They will work with world-class jazz masters on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, located just north of New York City. Immediately following the residency, NYO Jazz will embark on tour to South Africa and then return home for its annual concert at Carnegie Hall.



Disney 2020



Relive Your Favourite Disney Memories Alongside Mickey Mouse in
Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends


Disney’s Moana takes the ice for the first time in South Africa with
new ice skating extravaganza

Grab your Mickey Mouse ears and get ready as Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends skates into South Africa for the first time. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., this production will inspire families to relive their favorite Disney memories and make new ones they will treasure forever.

Brought to South Africa by leading local promoter, Showtime Management in association with FNB, Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends opens at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg on Friday, 19 June running until Sunday, 28 June 2020.  Thereafter Disney On Ice returns to GrandWest, Cape Town from Wednesday, 01 July to Sunday, 05 July followed by a limited season at Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine from Thursday, 09 July to Sunday, 12 July 2020. “We are delighted to announce that Moana and Inside Out are in Disney On Ice for the first time in South Africa and we welcome Toy Story  back,” says Tony Feldman from Showtime Management.

Book now at Computicket. Furthermore, eBucks members can use their eBucks, FNB card or a combination of both to purchase Disney On Ice tickets. For more information visit

Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy join Mickey Mouse in a high-energy performance that is a modern take on the film that started it all, Steamboat Willie. With some help from the audience, Mickey and pals venture through the various Disney worlds sharing meaningful moments from treasured tales spanning generations to determine what their favourite memory of all time is.

“In this new Disney On Ice production, we pay tribute to Walt Disney and the True Original icon, Mickey Mouse,” said Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer Nicole Feld. “Each section of the show was carefully selected to immerse families in an array of beloved stories that they have grown to know and love. With live hosts and interactive segments, we hope our fans have an amazing experience that leaves them with memories that last a lifetime.”

Special discounted family packages are available from 01 December. Book at  Computicket  by calling 0861 915 8000, visit or your nearest Computicket service centre. Patrons are asked to please note that owing to safety regulations each person, irrespective of age must have a purchased ticket (including babes in arms and children under two years @R50 per ticket). Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorised ticketing agent for Disney On Ice. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to Disney On Ice is not guaranteed. To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.



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