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You’ve Earned It – What’s On….

Posted By Marilynh / November 15, 2019 / 2 Comments


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 30 November 2019





Dear Music Lovers

‘Tis the season to be jolly and hear some wonderful festive music!

As always there is a nice mix of carols concerts, but in addition there are some special chamber concerts to look out for.

At Erin Hall pianist Luis Magalhaes performs with principal flute of the CPO in a concert called Flute, the Thief on December 12, and then two concerts with piano partner Nina Schumann on 6 and 22 in advance of their 20 years celebration in 2020. The first concert celebrates Beethoven and the second concert features a mix of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov and Ravel.

Trio de Musique will perform a morning concert of Mozart Trios at Casa Labia,  Cape Town Opera’s African Angels returns for two performances at the Baxter and the Richard Wagner Society hosts a special violin/viola recital with violinist Farida Bacharova and her daughter Uliana Alekseev on viola.

If you feel like a road trip the Oude Libertas festival is in full swing with a whole host of concerts- a special highlight being with harpist Sacha Boldachev who will join forces with pianist Charl du Plessis on December 20. You can download the full programme on their website.

For something acoustic this month’s must see is guitarist Derek Gripper who has spent much of this year travelling around the world. He will be performing for one night at the Slave Church with guitarist Guy Buttery.  For all things jazz a new newsletter has just begun which you can check out via https://capetownjazz.weebly.com/jazz-gig-guide.html

As always there are too many to mention – please see below for posters and booking, with further details on facebook, FMR, whatsonincapetown, Computicket, Webtickets and Quicket.

Lastly there will be a small series of pop up concerts taking place at St Georges Cathedral over the December period with violinist Samantha Durrant and Maja van Dyk on viola. Pianist Albert Combrink will also be joining.  Keep an eye out for these impromptu day sessions, or contact me for more details.

Time to take some time out over the festive season – recharge, relax and unplug by making a date with live music this December.

Kind regards

Dec 1: CPO Youth @Hugo Lambrechts
Dec 1: Musicanti Chamber Orchestra @St Martini Church
Dec 5: Trio de Musique @Casa Labia
Dec 6: TwoPianists play Beethoven @Erin Hall
Dec 8: Vox Cape Town @St Andrews
Dec 8: Violin/Viola @Richard Wagner Society
Dec 10: Festive Concert @Groot Constantia
Dec 11: Derek Gripper/Guy Buttery @Slave Church
Dec 12: Flute & Piano @Erin Hall
Dec 12-15: Carols by Candlelight @Kirstenbosch
Dec 15: CP Gala Concert @Erin Hall
Dec 19: CTO African Angels @Baxter
Dec 20: Here be Dragons @St Pauls Church
Dec 20: Charl du Plessis & Sacha Boldachev @Oudelibertas
Dec 21: CTO African Angels @Baxter
Dec 21: Messiah highlights@Lutheran Church
Dec 21-22: Christmas Carols @Norval
Dec 22: TwoPianists Mixed Play @Erin Hall
Dec mixed Walk-In Concerts @St Georges

Marvel Universe Live



Calling all Marvel fans! Assemble for the  live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this spectacular arena stunt show.

Marvel Universe LIVE! is a live performance unlike anything fans have ever seen before. Performing in South Africa only in the  Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria from Friday, 24 January through Sunday, 09 Feb 2020, this epic arena stunt show has become the adventure no one wants to miss. General public tickets go on sale at 09h00 on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 only at Computicket, the show’s exclusive authorised local ticketing agent.

FNB customers can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount during the FNB preferential pre-sale ticket purchasing period from 22 August to 5 September at Computicket. Furthermore, eBucks members can use their eBucks, FNB card or a combination of both to purchase the Marvel Universe LIVE! tickets. For more information visit eBucks.com.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is presented by local promoter Showtime Management and brought to you by FNB in association with SuperSport.    “This unique live arena show brings twenty-five favourite Marvel characters to life at Sun Arena early next year.” says Showtime Management’s Tony Feldman. “We are excited to bring this incredible sensory overload of non-stop Super Hero action from all over the Marvel Universe to South Africa for the first time.” 

Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live production debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Wasp and Iron Fist, the Guardians of the Galaxy help fight the scheming, menacing and loathsome villains Loki, Yondu and Green Goblin. Audiences will join in the quest that sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.

Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast 3D video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. The floor show is enhanced with strobe lighting, lasers, fire  and smoke along with substantial sound effects to set the location and heighten the excitement. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!

Make a date! Booking opens at 9am on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 only at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre. FNB preferential pre-sale ticket purchasing period from 22 August to 5 September at Computicket.  Patrons are asked to please note that owing to safety regulations each person, irrespective of age (including babes in arms and children under two years) must have a purchased ticket. Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorised ticketing agent for Marvel Universe LIVE! There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to Marvel Universe LIVE! is not guaranteed. To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, go to www.marveluniverselive.com, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  



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.

General public tickets go on sale at 09h00 on Monday, 04 November 2019 only at Computicket, the show’s exclusive authorised local ticketing agent. Why not take advantage of the special once-off Disney On Ice Early Bird 15% discount across all full price tickets valid from 04 to 30 November 2019 only.

FNB customers can enjoy an exclusive 25% discount on full price tickets during the FNB preferential pre-sale ticket purchasing period from Wednesday, 30 October to Sunday, 3 November 2019 and 25% off full price tickets for the month of November plus 15% off full price tickets purchased during December 2019 including family packages.  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 eBucks.com.

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.”

As Mickey looks back on unforgettable Disney moments, families will be taken on a high-seas adventure with Moana for the first time in South Africa as she displays courage to save her island, journey to the wintry world of Arendelle as royal sisters Anna and Elsa discover true love is the most powerful magic of all, and experience the mysterious magic of Fantasia as a Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes brooms come to life. The Emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– from Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out make their Disney On Ice debut as the hosts of the show relive classic and contemporary Disney stories in an emotional rollercoaster with Mickey and the gang. Fans will find themselves under the sea with their favourite, forgetful blue tang, as Dory embarks on a life-changing journey to find her family. Audiences will also join the Disney Princesses as they use perseverance, determination and hard work to inspire Mickey and children around the world to celebrate their favourite Disney memories. As the show builds to the finale, fans will have the opportunity to vote and pick outfits for Mickey and Minnie to wear during the final celebration.

Booking opens on Monday, 04 November 2019. Special discounted family packages are available from 01 December. Book at  Computicket  by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com 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 www.disneyonice.co.za or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.


Yo Yo Ma




A legend in classical music with over 100 albums and 19 Grammy® Awards 

In just a few months, cellist Yo-Yo Ma makes his long-awaited South African debut at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.  On Saturday, 8 February at 7pm, Mr Ma will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello without interval; his visit to Cape Town is part of his global Bach Project, presented locally by Showtime Management. Tickets on sale at Webtickets.co.za

In August 2018, Yo-Yo Ma began the Bach Project, a two-year journey to play Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello thirty-six times on six continents. Since the project began, Yo-Yo has performed this extraordinary music in iconic and surprising locations including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on the Acropolis in Athens, the ancient Huaca Pucllana in Lima, the Sydney Opera House, and Millennium Park in Chicago.

The Bach Project is a journey motivated not only by Yo-Yo Ma’s six-decade relationship with this 300-year-old music, but also by Bach’s ability to speak to our common humanity at a time when our civic conversation is so often focussed on division. ”We live in a world of boundless possibility, but we also face daunting challenges, even to our very survival. I believe that during times of stress, confusion, and insecurity, we should share sources that offer comfort, purpose, and meaning. Bach does that. When his music touches us, it reconnects us to our common humanity,” says Yo-Yo Ma.

Alongside each concert, Mr Ma and his team partner with artists and culture makers, cultural and community organizations, and leaders from across sectors to design conversations, collaborations, and performances. Together with the concerts, these “days of action” invite us all to think differently about the role of culture in society, exploring and celebrating all the ways that culture makes us stronger as individuals, as communities, as a society and as a planet. In Cape Town, as it does all over the world,  the Bach Project will explore how culture helps us to find truth, build trust, and act in service of one another. #CultureConnectsUs

Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.  

Bach’s six cello suites each unfold in six movements — 36 movements in all. Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007;
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008; Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010;
Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011; Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012           

Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, collaborating with communities and institutions to explore culture’s social impact, or engaging unexpected musical forms, Mr Ma strives to foster connections that stimulate the imagination and reinforce our humanity. “We are all cultural beings,” he has said. “Let’s explore how culture connects us and can help to shape a better future.”

Yo-Yo Ma was born in 1955 to Chinese parents living in Paris. He began to study the cello with his father at age four and three years later moved with his family to New York City, where he continued his cello studies with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School. After his conservatory training, he sought out a liberal arts education, graduating from Harvard University with a degree in anthropology in 1976. He has collaborated with artists including jazz singer Bobby McFerrin, guitarist Carlos Santana and singer-song writer and guitarist James Taylor.  Mr Ma’s discography of over 100 albums (including 19 Grammy Award winners) reflects his wide-ranging interests. He has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2006 and is the first artist ever appointed to the World Economic Forum’s board of trustees. He has received numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2010) and the J. Paul Getty Medal (2016). Mr Ma has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at the invitation of President Obama on the occasion of the 56th Inaugural Ceremony.

Yo-Yo Ma has taken the Bach Project across the globe — and early next year, he brings the Project’s mix of performance, conversation, and cultural action to Cape Town. Book now for the one-night-only concert by Yo-Yo Ma at www.webtickets.co.za. Customers without credit cards can book online and pay in any Pick n Pay store nationwide. Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorised ticketing agent. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to the concert is not guaranteed. To discover more about Yo-Yo Ma and the Bach Project, go to https://www.yo-yoma.com/ or follow #CultureConnectsUs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

Come to The City of magic this festive season!

 Parade of Animals


Children see magic because they look for it.

The most magical time of the year is upon us and this Festive Season, Sandton City is proud to present the return of a wonderfully whimsical theatrical adventure with The Nutcrackers Winter Circus.  Bigger, better and back for another spectacular season, this year’s adventure includes creative master puppetry, set to bring a host of fun and fantastical characters to life, with the Parade of the Animals, adding a captivating new dimension to the show. 

Exclusive to Sandton City and enchanting children and adults alike, the mysterious and magical Nutcrackers Winter Circus Parade of The Animals is a fairy tale fit for the whole family, set in an extravagant circus tent in the Centre Court, from Wednesday, the 11th of December 2019 to Sunday, the 5th of January 2020.

Following the applauded success of the debut season in 2018, The Nutcrackers Winter Circus, achieved a Naledi Theatre Award nomination, a formidable first for a shopping centre. It also won a Gold & Spectrum Award in the 2019 South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Marketing Footprint Awards. The unprecedented popularity of the show amongst local and international families led to the anticipated return season in 2019. With over 22 000 patrons enjoying the exclusive world first last year, the introduction of the Parade of the Animals this year is set to raise the creative bar and capture the spirit of Christmas in the city, with a rich tapestry of magic, puppetry and interactive illusion. The Parade of the Animals will not feature any live animals, but rather showcase the wonderful world of animals through theatrical performances by the show’s acclaimed actors. 

The Festive Season is a special time of the year and we are delighted to share the magic of The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of the Animals with visitors to Sandton City,” says Preston Gaddy, General Manager of Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.

Sandton City is co-owned by Liberty Group Limited, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) and Pareto Limited. “We want to create unique experiences for our customers and especially the children that visit our mall over the festive season. The award-winning Nutcracker Winter Circus brings such an experience to Sandton City. We look forward to seeing you enjoying the memorable experience!” Jonathan Sinden, Chief Operations Officer of L2D comments.

The Nutcrackers Winter Circus Parade of the Animals combines the highly talented production team of Producer Lyall Ramsden, Director and Designer Andrew Botha as well as acclaimed Choreographer and Creative David Gouldie, who together have created this 30-minute immersive spectacular that will continue to engage, excite and entertain audiences in 2019. 

There are four performances daily at 10h30, 12h30, 15h30 and 17h30, seven days a week, (excl. Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill and New Year’s Day). Tickets are available from www.ticketpros.co.za at a cost R20 online (with no charge for children under three years) or by visiting selected Edgars, CNA, Jet, POSTNET stores. Tickets are also available at the door for a R30 fee. Sandton City is passionate about Christmas with a cause, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Sandton SPCA.

“The City” is a flurry of festive cheer with all the trimmings; and with a host of magic and wonderment for the whole family. “You’ll want to come to the City” to get into the holiday spirit and make it a season to celebrate.

To discover more about The Nutcrackers Winter Circus, log onto www.sandtoncity.com or visit Facebook: Sandton City Shopping Centre, Twitter: @SandtonCityMall or Instagram @SandtonCity. Join the conversation online #NutcrackerWinterCircus  #IconicSandton #52IconicWeeks 



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  • Margaret Rundle
    February 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Is this still valid – the link was dated 28 September 2017?

    • Marilynh
      February 26, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Margaret
      The date on this relates to the first time the What’s On was created. What’s On is updated on a regular basis before the newsletter goes out.

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