Dear Music Lovers
While our listings for Cape Town and the southern suburbs are already jam packed- March encourages us to reach out to Stellenbosch and beyond as the annual arts festivals get under way with the incredible Woordfees. Running from 1 – 12 March, this festival grows each year with a full array of music, art, poetry, theatre, dance and more all around Stellenbosch University. The Concert Series at La Motte in Franschhoek continues on 16 March with Trio de Classique, and a new concert series launches at the Old Nectar Gardens on 23/24. Bookings are also open for KKNK in April, Greyton Classics for All in May and the Hermanus Fynarts in June. There are also a handful of tickets left for the annual picnic extravaganza of Starlight Classics at Vergelegen this coming Friday and Saturday.
Local highlights include Swingtime at the Silos, Last Night at the Proms, Songmakers’ Guild, a special piano recital with Olga Kern at the Baxter, a concert of young piano proteges,a series of music and dance improvisation sessions and much more.
For your classical fix, remember Fine Music Radio is now broadcasting not only on 101.3fm but via channel 838 on DSTV and via the web at www.fmr.co.za. They also have an online calender and diary listings every morning at 8.30am as well as interviews with artists every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 midday. They are a wonderful community radio station- please do tune in and support when you can.
The SACollege of Music at UCT is now in full swing. They have concerts every Tuesday -where you can see the stars of tomorrow as well as return visits from alumni – on 26 March international star tenor Levy Sekgapane will be in recital with Jeremy Silver. Download their brochure here: http://bit.ly/2GKeGkz and all bookings are done through www.webtickets.co.za
This – and much more – as always more details can be found from facebook, FMR, whatsonincapetown.co.za, Computicket, Webtickets and Quicket.
So whether it’s a big gala or an intimate recital – do make a date with live music this March
Mar 1: Swingtime @Silo District
Mar 1: Sunset Sessions with Zinzi Nogavu @Baxter
Mar 2: Protege’s Concert @Welgemeend
Mar 2: Mozart Requiem @Lutheran Church
Mar 3: Songmakers’ Guild- The Locket @Erin Hall
Mar 3: Mozart Arias @Christchurch Constantia
Mar 9: Trio de Musique goes to Broadway @Erin Hall
Mar 10 – 24: Improvisation Workshops @Theatre Arts
Mar 10: Kyle Shepherd Quartet @ Kwa Sec
Mar 15: Choir Festival @V&A Waterfront
Mar 16/17: Last Night of the Proms @City Hall
Mar 18: Olga Kern Celebrity Recital @Baxter
Mar 19-23: Recuerdos with James Grace @Theatre on the Bay
Mar 20: Keenan John Meyer @Youngblood
Mar 23: 8 Colours of the Rainbow @Baxter
Mar 26: Levy Sekgapane & Jeremy Silver @Baxter
Mar 28 – 30: La Serva Padrona @Youngblood
Mar 31: David Pinoit @Richard Wagner Society