Dear Music Lovers

The Cape Town Concert Series has two special concert experiences lined up for September.

Firstly -‘CTCS Extra’ In addition to our regular series at the Baxter, the Cape Town Concert Series is occasionally invited to collaborate with artists in other venues for a more intimate concert experience. We are delighted to bring you a morning of Music and Conversation with cellist Torleif Thedéen on Saturday 9th September at 6 Spin Street Gallery in Cape Town, with support from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen is one of the most distinguished instrumentalists in Europe and enjoys an international profile as a recitalist, concerto soloist, recording artist and pedagogue. He is opening the CPO Spring Symphony Season at the City Hall on 7th September, presenting masterclasses for young cello students through the CPYO and will then present this recital with pianist Luis Magalhaes, with whom he performed earlier this year at the Theatro Circo, Braga – Portugal.

Their programme will include works by Schumann, Schubert and Shostakovich.

Tickets are limited and include welcome tea/coffee (there will be wine for sale after) and also entry to a new art exhibition opening after the concert from 2pm by artist Yanga CoolG Lingani.

Tickets are available through Quicket: https://qkt.io/CTCSTorleif or email us directly at info@ctconcerts.co.za for more details.

Later in the month we return to the Baxter for a programme of Spanish Ensaladas with the Lutesong Consort as part of the Cape Town Baroque Festival on Saturday 23 September at 11am.

A Spanish Salad – Vocal polyphony from Renaissance Spain’ .
The aptly named genre of ensaladas (literally: salads) flourished for the largest part of the 16th century in Spain, but only ten survive today. These highly entertaining religious allegories tells of redemption from various natural disasters, and contain a mix of references to popular songs, chant and onomatopoeic nonsense syllables in a variety of metres. The ensaladadeveloped from the sacred villancico tradition: the singing of songs in the vernacular at matins in chapels and cathedrals on feast days, or as theatrical performance spectacles before the Mass.

Lutesong Consort will perform two ensaladas by Mateo de Flecha (1481–1553) and the ensemble of four singers and period instruments will present sacred and secular villancicos by Francisco Guerrero, Bartomeo Carcères, Juan de Encina and Cristobal de Morales. The vocal works for four singers will be interspersed with instrumental pieces by Luis de Milan, Luis de Narvaez, Alonso Mudarra and Diego Ortiz.

With: Lynelle Kenned (soprano), Lente Louw (mezzo-soprano), Jason Atherton (tenor) and Keaton Manwaring (bass), and an ensemble of period instruments led by Erik Dippenaar.

The concert takes place in the Baxter Concert Hall at 11am on Saturday 23 September. Tickets from Webtickets https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1532138684

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Louise Howlett
Cape Town Concert Series
084 682 1337