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Dear Music LoversOur first season of concerts for 2024 draws to a close on Saturday 8th June with acclaimed oboist James Austin Smith in collaboration with pianist Luis Magalhaes. Their programme titled “Fantasy and Metamorphosis” features a mix of works by Clara Schumann, Brahms, Still, Nielsen, Britten and Saint-Saens.

A chamber musician, curator and on-stage host praised for his “virtuosic,” “dazzling,” and “brilliant” performances (New York Times) and his “bold, keen sound” (New Yorker), James Austin Smith is driven by the communicative nature of live performance. He appears regularly at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, leading national and international chamber music festivals, at Carnegie Hall and on tour as Co-Principal Oboe of the conductor-less Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and as an artist of the International Contemporary Ensemble. is a member of the Manhattan School of Music and State University of New York at Purchase faculties.

Luis Magalhaes is no stranger to Cape Town audiences, both as soloist and chamber musician.  In October 2022, Luis was appointed Artist in Residence at Theatro Circo, Braga – Portugal and he will be returning to Portugal from June 2024 to continue his musical projects.  It is with some sadness that this concert will be his final recital as a ‘local’ pianist.

The concert takes place in the Baxter Concert Hall at 11am and tickets are still available from Webtickets. For more information visit our website www.ctconcerts.co.za

We look forward to welcoming you once again to the Cape Town Concert Series. If you have any queries, do let us know.

Kind regards
Louise Howlett
Cape Town Concert Series
084 682 1337