Cape Town Concert Series presents a Baroque Celebration 14 Nov 2020

CTCS Presents a Baroque Celebration!

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Dear Concert Series Supporters

While things remain uncertain moving into 2021 with regards to public performances and the path of Covid – we have been given the green light to host a live concert and the Cape Town Concert Series returns to the Baxter Concert Hall this 14thNovember with Camerata Tinta Barocca in a Baroque Celebration!

The concert will comprise a varied programme of instrumental and vocal music ranging from 17th century organ repertoire to a late 18th century transcription of a Haydn symphony.

Refiloe Olifant and Ralitza Macheva (Baroque violins), and Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord) will explore the stark contrasts found in Baroque music, leaning on the idea of dark and light – chiaroscuro, as well as exploring the improvisational aspect of music from this period, in works by Telemann and Vivaldi. They will be joined by soprano Lynelle Kenned in arias by Purcell and Handel. In addition to this, Dippenaar will perform a praeludium by Buxtehude on the Baxter’s Von Beckerath organ. The programme will end with a chamber transcription for seven players of Haydn’s so-called ‘Surprise’ symphony. In 1795 and 1796 the London-based impresario and orchestral leader, Johann Peter Salomon bought the rights to the twelve so-called ‘London’ symphonies, which Joseph Haydn composed for performances in London. Subsequently Salomon arranged all twelve symphonies for a chamber combination of flute and string quartet, with optional parts for keyboard and/or double bass.

The concert starts at 11am and will be followed by a short in-conversation with the artists in the concert hall.

Limited tickets available from Webtickets- R190 and R160 (pensioners) All Covid procedures will be followed and masks are required to be worn at all times.

For more details visit or call Louise on 084 682 1337.

Kind regards
Louise Howlett
General Manager- Cape Town Concert Series
084 682 1337