Dear Music Lovers
This month’s Unplugged features not only a host Cape Town concerts but also some wonderful winelands highlights.
The ever expanding Woordfees in Stellenbosch begins on March 6 with a huge array of concerts of all styles, as well as theatre, art, literature and more. Well worth a drive out to Stellenbosch if you can. For all details visit: www.woordfees.co.za
La Motte Concert Series continues on 14 March with renowned South African violinist Zanta Hofmeyr accompanied by Bulgarian pianist Ilya Radoslavov in a programme of Brahms Sonatas for violin and piano.
Stanford Valley Hotel hosts a special concert on 21 March with noted pianist Melvin Tan. He will perform two concerts on the same day – 14h30 and 18h30. Food and accommodation can also be arranged.
Closer to home highlights include – A brand new series beginning this Sunday 1st March in Durbanville with Francois du Toit and Albie van Schalkwyk; the National Youth Music Competition’s previous winner Cameron Williams on clarinet with guitarist Joshua Frank at Erin Hall on March 7, and the UCT strings ensemble concert on March 10 featuring soloists from their faculty plus guest violinist Samson Diamond.
The Cape Town Concert Series features an international ensemble of young musicians led by Alexander Gilman on 21 March and soprano Pumeza Matshikiza visits South Africa for a special Duet Gala concert at Kirstenbosch on March 22 with Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Both are also busy with two concert performances of Fidelio to celebrate 250 years of Beethoven on March 27 and 29.
Lastly if Jazz is your thing – the International Jazz Festival is back at the CTICC from 27 – 28 March. Details on Compticket and the weekly newsletter: https://capetownjazz.weebly.com/jazz-gig-guide.html
As always there are many more – please see below for posters and booking, with further details on facebook, FMR, whatsonincapetown, Computicket, Webtickets and Quicket.
Take your pick and make a date with live music this March.
Mar 1: Faure Requiem @Christchurch Constantia
Mar 1: 4 Hand Piano Recital @Curro, Durbanville
Mar 5: CT Youth Choir @Groote Kerk CT
Mar 6-15: Woordfees @Stellenbosch
Mar 6-7: Music with CPYO & Zolani @Parklands College
Mar 7: Soireé Espagnole @Erin Hall
Mar 10: UCT Strings & Guests @Baxter
Mar 11: Gilbert & Sullivan talk @UCT
Mar 12: Percussion Threads @Youngblood
Mar 14-15: Last Night of the Proms @City Hall
Mar 14: Brahms Sonatas @La Motte
Mar 15: Die Schöne Müllerin @Wagner Society
Mar 18: Art and Piano @Youngblood
Mar 21: CT Concert Series @Baxter
Mar 21: Melvin Tan @Stanford Valley
Mar 22: Duet Gala @Kirstenbosch
Mar 27-29: Fidelio in Concert @Artscape
Mar 27-28: Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Mar 28: Ancient Voices @Rootspring
Mar 31: Piano Recital with Greta Nöthling @Baxter