Season 1 of the Cape Town Concert Series finished on a high, in no small part to your being part of the audience.  We thank you for your support and would like to let you know about our upcoming season.  As always we have support from the Rupert Music Foundation in order to keep our ticket prices below cost, and tickets are now on sale at Webtickets.  We also offer a subscription to all 4 concerts where you can reserve in advance your preferred seat for the season for just R800. Email for more information.

We continue to seek out the finest chamber music and recitals available in the country and our next four concerts have some of the finest new generation artists from South Africa and abroad.  We feature programmes and instrument combinations that blend the familiar with new and we hope you will enjoy exploring the music with us.

Here is what we have planned:

Our first concert will be held on Friday 16th August –  Friday at 7 features British saxophonist Jonathan Radford, recognised for his “virtuosity and engaging musicianship” (Gramophone Magazine), he is regarded as one of the leading classical saxophonists of his generation. He will be joined by South African pianist Cezarre Strydom for a programme of works by Vitali, Howard, Milhaud, Debussy and de Sarasate designed to showcase the full potential of classical saxophone.

On Saturday 7th September at 11amBack to the Future features South African organist Roshan Chakane, regarded as one of the exciting new generation artists now based in the USA,. He celebrates the evolution of organ music from church origins of Bach through to the film music of Hans Zimmer and the world of new emerging classical compositions.  The concert takes place on the magnificent Von Beckerath organ which is ideally suited to the wide range of tone colours of music from Baroque through to the present day. It is also situated in the perfect position in the hall for the audience to see fully what goes on behind the keys, stops and pedals which is often hidden away at other venues.

Saturday 19th October at 11am sees the welcome return of violinist Avigail Bushakevitz who brings her string trio to South Africa.  The Franz Trio consists of violin, viola and cello with Ernst-Martin Schmidt and Constance Ricard. The programme Musique Pour Faire Plaisir- (Music to Please) features works by Beethoven, Cras and Françaix. For more information and to hear the trio, you can visit:

On Saturday 23rd November at 11am the season draws to a close with the award winning Signum String Quartet bringing a very special project to South Africa. Bridge the Chasms That Divide is a celebration of newly commissioned South African works to honour 30 years of democracy interspersed with works of Haydn and Schumann.   Featuring South African Xandi van Dijk on viola, Florian Donderer and Annette Walther on violin and Thomas Schmitz on cello.

You can read more about the project on their website –

For more information on the artists and programmes please visit our website,  where you can also sign up for our Unplugged newsletter highlighting all major classical events in Cape Town.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cape Town Concert Series at the Baxter.

Kind regards


Cape Town Concert Series
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