Dear Music Lovers

It seems hard to believe that our final concert for 2023 is nearly upon us, but it promises to be quite the tour de force.

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik will be performing with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra earlier in the week and the presents for the Concert Series a programme of solo, duo and trio works.

Albert Combrink writes in his ‘Inside the Concert’ notes – “While the violin takes the centre stage in the first work, the programme builds around it to a climax in the Trio, which sees all the instruments transcend their individual identity and creating a new instrument made up of three parts”.

The programme starts with Joseph Achron’s Hebrew Melody – a solo work which attempts to address the musical identity of the Jewish nation within a larger Russian nation, and so-doing became its composer’s most popular work. The conflict of the Russian Nation with itself, lays the stage for Prokofiev’s World War II Violin Sonata No.1 with pianist Francois du Toit.  And the programme completes with an old Brahms looking back on his own creative life through the First Piano Trio, where the veils of mystery are pulled back just far enough to experience an entire musical novel in 4 dramatic movements featuring David Pinoit on cello.

To read more about the programme please go ‘inside the concert’ here: https://www.ctconcerts.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Inside-the-Concert-with-Albert-Combrink-Yevgeny-Kutik.pdf

The concert takes place in the Baxter Concert Hall at 11am on Saturday 18th November.  Tickets are available from Webtickets (https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2 ) and also at the door.  As always the Baxter restaurant and bar will be open before and after the performance for refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you there. Do contact if you have any queries.

Kind regards

Louise Howlett
Cape Town Concert Series
084 682 1337