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In addition to their regular series at the Baxter, the Cape Town Concert Series occasionally collaborates with artists in other venues for a more intimate concert experience, and is delighted to bring you a morning of Music and Conversation with cellist Torleif Thedéen and pianist Luis Magalhaes on Saturday 9th September at 6 Spin Street Gallery – with support from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Spin Street is well known for chamber concerts – and provides for a relaxed environment to meet the musicians after the concert and hear more about their music making.

Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen is one of the most distinguished instrumentalists in the Nordic countries and enjoys an international profile as a recitalist, concerto soloist, recording artist and pedagogue. He is a first prize winner of international cello competitions, including the Casals Competition. He is Visiting Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music in London and Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He will be opening the CPO Spring Season on 7th September, playing on the 1783 Guadagnini cello previously owned by Mstislav Rostropovich (on loan from the Norwegian Dextra foundation),  He performed with pianist Luis Magalhaes earlier in the year at the Theatro Circo, Braga in Portugal and the seed was set for a recital in Cape Town.  Their programme will include arrangements for cello of Schumann’s Violin Sonata, Op 105 and two songs by Schubert: An die Musik and Nacht und Träume, finishing with Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40. We will then chat to Torleif about his career, their programme and more.

To make a day of it – the Gallery will be opening a new art exhibition at 2pm – The Spirit of Ginga – with artist Yanga ‘Coolg’ Lingani. Also taking place close by at the Homecoming Centre is the Open Book Festival running from 8 to 10 September (https://openbookfestival.co.za/)

To learn more about the programme, feel free to go ‘Inside the Concert’ with Albert Combrink for notes on the works.Torleif Thedeen Inside the Concert with Albert Combrink

Tickets from https://qkt.io/CTCSTorleif

Date: 9 September, 11h00

Tickets R250 (regular) / R200 (pensioners) / R100 (students) including tea/coffee on arrival (cash bar also available)

Limited seating available

For more information: contact info@ctconcerts.co.za