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About Us 2017-09-10T13:34:03+00:00

About Us

The Cape Town Concert Series was founded in 1955, under the name of the Cape Town Concert Club, by Hans Kramer, his wife Greta, and businessman Boris Canin, to provide a platform in the Mother City for the finest international artists before the public at that time, artists whose recordings were available at Hans Kramer’s famous Home of Music in Long Street, the city’s largest (and, at one time, only) retailer of classical recordings. Admission to its performances was by membership only.

In 1997, the Concert Club was renamed the Cape Town Concert Series, and its presentations are now enjoyed by both subscriber and non-subscriber music lovers alike in Cape Town and its environs. Since its inception, the Concert Club/Concert Series has presented 693 recitals, most of the performers coming from abroad, but not exclusively so. Click here to see a full list of the artists presented.

Today, as one of South Africa’s leading and most prestigious chamber music organisations, the Cape Town Concert Series provides a platform where the finest South African talents from all sections of our country’s diverse communities are presented alongside the best on offer from the international community.

The Venue

The The Cape Town Concert Series has held its recitals in the Baxter Concert Hall ever since the Baxter Theatre Centre in Rondebosch opened its doors in August 1977. The Concert Hall, which seats 636, has superb acoustics, and boasts a fine Steinway & Sons Model D-274 concert grand piano.

Wheelchair positions are located in the Theatre (stalls), Concert Hall and Golden Arrow Studio Theatre. Please inform Computicket at the time of booking if you need a wheelchair space. Toilets for patrons with wheelchairs are located in the public toilets at the far end of the Main Foyer.

Parking for people with wheelchairs is located at the Baxter Road and Burg Road entrances. A lift for wheelchairs in the Main Foyer allows access to the restaurant. Please contact the Front of House Manager on 021 680 3967 if you need assistance.