February Flutes Diary

Kindly send details of performances and flute events to Marietjie Pauw at empauw@gmail.com. Contact John Hinch for administration of the list: john.dec.hinch@gmail.com. Dates are forwarded to Jenny Seager at www.music-and-musicians.com and Amoré du Plessis at https://www.facebook.com/South-African-Flute-Society.

Tamássy Flute Hour: Invitation to flute players and other musicians: If you are the Stellenbosch area, do join us for an informal sight reading of multiple flutes music and flute chamber music. Contact Marietjie Pauw to confirm that you are attending. Weekly: Fridays 3–4 pm at the Johnman Music Centre, 8 Herte Street, Stellenbosch.

Postponed by curators, date TBC: 4 February, 6pm, Stellenbosch: Tribute concert to Christopher Langford James (1952–2008, on his birth date): Marietjie Pauw plays solo flute composition, Transformations (1995, duration 5’30”). Concert programme and exhibition includes a variety of James compositions, musicians, film, and public discussion. Gallery US (GUS) corner Dorp&Bird Street. Entry free. All welcome. Presented by Africa Open [Music] Institute, Stellenbosch University, www.aoinstitute.ac.za. Curated by Marc Röntsch and Lizabé Lambrechts.

10 February at 4pm. Erin Hall. Flute and guitar recital with Liesl Stoltz and Michael Hoole (guitar). They will perform music by Guiliani, Fauré, Piazzolla, Massennet, Haydn and Bach. Tickets are R100 at the door. Address: 8 Erin Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town. Enquiries: 0823075562 or liesl.stoltz@uct.ac.za

15 February, Johannesburg: Isabel Bradley (flute), Yael Benjamin (soprano) and Susan van der Wat (piano): Concert at Theatre on the Square. Details: Isabel Bradley isabel.bradley@fluteink.com. See note from Isabel, below:

On Friday 15 February 2019 at 13h00, Isabel Bradley (flute), Yael Benjamin (soprano) and Susan van der Wat (piano) will be presenting a programme of exquisite music, introduced with wonderful words – mostly by Shakespeare! Works that will be performed include: Drigo’s Serenade, Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, Wetzger’s Am Waldesbach and words (by Shakespeare himself); Lo Hear the Gentle Lark by Bishop, and others. Tickets will cost R50.00, and will be available at the door of the theatre from 12h30, and include light refreshments after the performance. For further information go to http://www.theatreonthesquare.co.za/ or phone the Theatre at 0118838606.

Sun 17 Feb. 16:00. Centre for the Book, Cape Town. Bridget Rennie-Salonene as flutist playing in Camerata Tinta Barocca: ‘Lawrence Zazzo in Concert’. Cape Town Opera, in collaboration with Camerata Tinta Barocca (CTB), presents music from Handel’s operas, starring acclaimed American countertenor Lawrence Zazzo with sopranos Lynelle Kenned and Brittany Hope Smith, and CTB on period instruments, directed from the harpsichord by Erik Dippenaar. Includes music from the operas Rinaldo, Rodelinda, Giulio Cesare and Alcina. To reserve your seat, emailinfo@capetownopera.co.za. Cost: R225. Cape Town Opera. http://www.capetownopera.co.za/2018/12/18/summertime-concerts/.

26 February

19:30    Baxter Concert Hall

Camerata Tinta Barocca: ‘Glorious Baroque’

Camerata Tinta Barocca (CTB) with soloists artists Philipp Mathmann (male soprano), Anna Fusek (recorder), Gerd Amelung (harpsichord), and Bridget Rennie-Salonen (Baroque flute). CTB presents an exciting programme of virtuoso works and concerti from the 18th century, including Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with Bridget Rennie-Salonen on Baroque flute. CTB is directed by Erik Dippenaar”.

Bookings: Computicket or Baxter Theatre

4 March

20:00    Endler Hall        Stellenbosch

Camerata Tinta Barocca:

‘Glorious Baroque’ at the US Woordfees Stellenbosch

“Camerata Tinta Barocca (CTB) with soloists artists Philipp Mathmann (male soprano), Anna Fusek (recorder), Gerd Amelung (harpsichord), and Bridget Rennie-Salonen (Baroque flute). CTB presents an exciting programme of virtuoso works and concerti from the 18th century, including Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with Bridget Rennie-Salonen on Baroque flute. CTB is directed by Erik Dippenaar”.

 90 min incl interval | kykNET Endler R100 – R140 | R160 at the door

Booking: Computicket

https://online.computicket.com/web/event/glorious_baroque/1276180386
https://woordfees.co.za/

5 March at 15h00: Stellenbosch Woordfees: see below

Dark side of the Flute

with Gabriele von Dürckheim (flute) and Luis Magalhães (piano)

Principal Flute of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Gabriele von Durckheim, and award winning concert pianist Luis Magalhães join forces to showcase their instruments at full potential. While the piano repertoire utilises the instrument’s full capability, the flute repertoire, especially before 1850, tends to be lighter, as the instrument of the time was tuned differently, and had a much smaller dynamic range. Improvements in the construction of the flute has created a more versatile instrument, and this programme selection displays the darker colours that the modern flute is capable of creating. The piano in this programme has an equally prominent and soloistic role to play, as opposed to the accompanying role it often takes in the flute repertoire. The programme includes works by Bach, Schubert, Prokofiev, Jolivet and Fauré.

5 March 15:00

100min | kykNET Endler

R100 – R140 | R160 at the door

Tickets available from Computicket.

16 March. La Motte Wine Estate, R45, Main Road Franschhoek. Trio du Cap Classique – Liesl Stoltz, David Pinoit (cello) and François du Toit (piano). They will perform trio music featuring composers Debussy, Gaubert, Piazzolla and Hofmeyr. Tickets: R220 (Glass of La Motte Wine included). Time: 19:00 (Gates to estate open at 18:00).

22-30 March: Liesl Stoltz presents Flute Masterclasses as part of Crescendo Summer Institute South Africa. Visit http://crescendosouthafrica.org/en/application_forms/.

29 March, in the evening, at the Youngblood Gallery in Cape Town: PURPUR Festival: Programme of electronic, and acoustic music, as well as other transgressive arts. Various flute players are programmed by the curators Michael Blake and Pierre-Henri Wicomb. Contact: Pierre-Henri Wicomb at walbertyn@hotmail.com.

6 April, Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg. Trio du Cap Classique performs for the Johannesburg Musical Society. Time: 8pm. Booking: Computicket or Linder auditorium box office. More info: 0117285492 / 0832282917.

7 April, Etienne Rousseau Theatre, Sasolburg: Trio du Cap Classique – Liesl Stoltz, David Pinoit (cello) and François du Toit (piano). They will perform trio music featuring composers Debussy, Gaubert, Piazzolla and Hofmeyr. Tickets and time: TBC.

14 April, 18h00: Louisa Theart will be performing the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C major with the Musicanti Orchestra on Sunday 14 April at 18:00. Venue: St Martini Church, Long Street, Cape Town. Tickets available at the door: R80 adults, R40 Students, Scholars enter for free.

14 April, Brooklyn Theatre: Trio du Cap Classique – Liesl Stoltz, David Pinoit (cello) and François du Toit (piano). They will perform trio music featuring composers Debussy, Gaubert, Piazzolla and Hofmeyr.

28 April at 16:30 in the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch: Éva Tamássy Tribute Concert / Hulde aan Éva Tamássy, as part of the Endler Concert Series 2019. Organising capacity: Gabriele von Dürckheim and Fiona Grayer. Bookings via Computicket. Ticket prices are R140 (full price) and R100 (students and pensioners). For more information contact Fiona Grayer on 021 808 2358 or at concerts@sun.ac.za.

25 May, Greyton Genadendal Classics for all Music Festival. Trio du Cap Classique comprising of Liesl Stoltz, David Pinoit (cello) and François du Toit (piano). They will perform trio music featuring composers Debussy, Gaubert, Piazzolla and Hofmeyr. (Sponsored by the Rupert Foundation). Time: 3pm, Place: Moravian Church, Greyton. Tickets: R140.

Sun 26 May 09:30. Greyton Dutch Reformed Church. Camerata Tinta Barrocca: ‘Of Plants and Animals’. At the Greyton- Genadendal Classics Festival. Elsabe Richter: Soprano, Bridget Rennie-Salonen: Baroque flute, Cheryl de Havilland: Baroque cello, Erik Dippenaar: Harpsichord & director. Baroque music inspired by various aspects of nature, including birdsong imitations, an ode to a tree, a yearning for the simplicity of a pastoral lifestyle and a description of one of the biblical plaques. The programme will include music by Rameau, Handel, Arne, Morley and others. Booking: Computicket https://online.computicket.com/web/event/camerata_tinta_barocca/1292901530/0/91963870 Or at Greyton Info office –info@greytontourism.com Greyton Genadendal Classics for all Festival http://www.classicsforall.co.za/.

12 June, Fine Arts Festival, Hermanus. Trio du Cap Classique comprising of Liesl Stoltz, David Pinoit (cello) and François du Toit (piano). They will perform trio music featuring composers Debussy, Gaubert, Piazzolla and SA composer Adrian More. Time: 3pm. Ticket prices and venue: TBC.

1 August, Port Elizabeth Music Society.  Liesl Stoltz and Albie van Schalkwyk (piano). Venue and ticket prices: TBC.

4 August, Feathermarket Hall, Port Elizabeth. Liesl Stoltz soloist with the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Ticket prices: TBC.

15 October, Flutes in the Foyer for Stellenbosch/ Boland flutists: Flute choir rehearsal at 5pm; Concert at 6pm. Free entry, all welcome. Contact Riana de Wet, Mariëtte Schumann, Marietjie Pauw. Venue: Stellenbosch High School: Foyer.

19 October, UNISA Foundation Spring Classical Music Festival, Pretoria. Trio du Cap Classique – Liesl Stoltz, David Pinoit (cello) and François du Toit (piano). They will perform trio music featuring composers Debussy, Gaubert, Piazzolla and SA composer, Adrian More. Venue: Miriam Makeba Concert Hall. Time: 3pm-8pm. Enquiries: 0124293344.