Dear Music Lovers

While the Cape Town Concert Series enjoys a long residency with the Baxter Theatre, occasionally we are afforded the opportunity to present concerts in other locations in order to create awareness and fundraise for future concerts. On Saturday November 5th we are excited to announce an afternoon of Music and Art in collaboration with the Norval Foundation and Ian-Burgess Simpson Pianos.

The concert features the international superstar violinist Alissa Margulis who will be partnered by pianist Luis Magalhães in a programme of Beethoven’s Kreuzer Sonata, The Devil’s Trill by Tartini/Kreisler and Brahms Sonata Nr.3. To add to the occasion, Magalhães will be playing on a unique hand-crafted Fazioli Grand Piano supplied by Ian-Burgess Simpson.

The concert starts at 5, but come early and enjoy Norval’s Skotnes Restaurant as well as free access to the wonderful gardens and exhibitions of the Norval Foundation – included in your ticket price along with which a complimentary drink in the interval and the chance to meet and talk to the musicians about the music. More details about the current exhibitions are listed below.

Bookings are open through Webtickets R300/R250 – but if you would like to book directly through us, please email me at and I will arrange tickets for you as seating is limited.

We will be back at the Baxter for our two final concerts of the year later in November. We are currently finalising the programmes for these and I will be bringing you more news very soon.

We hope you may take this opportunity to enjoy a special day of Music and Art and help towards the future of the Cape Town Concert Series.

Kind regards
Cape Town Concert Series

About the artists:
Ms Margulis is well known to South African audiences through her concerto appearances and in the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival. Born in Germany to a family of Russia musicians, she studied in Cologne with Zakhhar Bron and since her first public appearance at the age of seven she has appeared in the world’s most significant concert halls and with the world’s foremost orchestras. Portuguese pianist Luis Magalhaes who also had an international career and teaches at the University of Stellenbosch has just been appointed artist in residence at the Theatro Circo in Braga, Portugal.

The following exhibitions are currently showing at Norval Foundation: A World of Illusions: Grada Kilomba, When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists, 1940 – 2000, iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-Patra Ruga III, Kapwani Kiwanga: Shady and in our Sculpture Garden, As Yet Untitled: James Webb. Opening on 29 October 2022 is a solo exhibition by Norval Sovereign African Art Prize Winner, Bonolo Kavula: Lewatle.