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.
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