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1906, 2024


June 19th, 2024|

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

106, 2024


June 1st, 2024|

CONCERTS FOR  JUNE View this email in your browser Dear Music Lovers Cape Town is buzzing with great music to keep you warm - and this month is a treat for lovers of choral music, opera and symphonies!  And if you fancy abit of a roadtrip then you must head out to Hermanus for the annual Fynarts Festival filled to the brim with music, art, poetry and more. For Jazz

1905, 2024


May 19th, 2024|

CTCS 2024 JUNE View this email in your browser 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

1004, 2024


April 10th, 2024|

CTCS 2024 APRIL View this email in your browser Dear Music Lovers On Saturday 27th April, the Cape Town Concert Series will feature an Extra concert with pianist Daniel Kharitonov who will celebrate the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Kharitonov sprang to fame when he won Bronze Medal in the 15th Tchaikovsky International Competition- arguably one of the most demanding competitions in the world. What brings wonder and magic to this achievement, is that he was

104, 2024


April 1st, 2024|

CTCS 2024 APRIL View this email in your browser Dear Music Lovers Piano lovers are in for a treat this month - the Stellenbosch International Piano Symposium opened this week and features a host of wonderful concerts as well as the Hennie Joubert Piano Competition this coming Saturday 6th April in the Endler Hall. For more details visit  https://www.stellenboschsymposium.com/ Next Saturday 13th  April the Cape Town Concert Series brings Jan Jiracek von Arnim to the Baxter with

103, 2024


March 1st, 2024|

CTCS 2024 MARCH View this email in your browser Dear Music Lovers Back by popular demand, the Cape Town Concert Series 2024 presents a concert of chamber music featuring members of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra this coming Saturday 16th March. The programme will feature highlights from the recent Franschhoek Chamber Music Festival with works that are rarely heard due to their composition and size. This gives the chance to see

102, 2024


February 1st, 2024|

CTCS 2024 FEBRUARY View this email in your browser Dear Music Lovers The Cape Town Concert Series brings a new artist to South Africa on Saturday 17th February with the debut of cellist Benedict Kloeckner. Already established across Europe and regarded as one of the outstanding cellists of his generation, he has been described by Daniel Barenboim as "Remarkable, really remarkable, perfect playing! Absolute control of technique, intonation and colour" He will collaborate

1912, 2023


December 19th, 2023|

CTCS 2024 SUBSCRIPTION OFFER View this email in your browser Dear Music Lovers Thank you for booking for the Cape Town Concert Series at the Baxter during 2023. Booking for our 2024 concerts opens this Friday, and we would like to offer you the chance to subscribe to the full season ahead of time. The Cape Town Concert Series truly lived up to its reputation of South Africa's premiere recital

1112, 2023


December 11th, 2023|

  CTCS 2024 SEASON 1 Dear Music Lovers The Cape Town Concert Series truely lived up to its reputation of South Africa's premiere recital and chamber music platform over the last year- and keeping the momentum going we are starting our 2024 season in January with the welcome return of pianist Olga Kern, who will also be opening the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra's Summer Festival. The season continues with cellist Benedict Kloeckner in February, highlights of the

411, 2023


November 4th, 2023|

CTCS NOVEMBER 2023 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 -

1210, 2023


October 12th, 2023|

CTCS EXTRA- DANTE QUARTET View this email in your browser Dear Music Lovers In addition to their regular series at the Baxter, the Cape Town Concert Series is occasionally asked to assist visiting artists with their South African tours. The Dante Quartet arrive in South Africa today and will be at the Stellenbosch Woordfees this weekend before presenting workshops at both Stellenbosch and Cape Town Universities and then onto recitals in Cape Town, Kalk Bay,

2009, 2023


September 20th, 2023|

CTCS SEPTEMBER & BEYOND 2023 Dear Music Lovers A highlight on our calendar is the Cape Town Baroque Festival which returns to the Baxter this coming Saturday for our annual collaboration, and this year we go to Spain to sample some Spanish Salads with the Lutesong Consort.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

1708, 2023


August 17th, 2023|

CTCS SEPTEMBER 2023 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

3107, 2023


July 31st, 2023|

CTCS AUGUST 2023 Dear Music Lovers August is finally on our doorstep and we are so excited to welcome the young violinist Jordan Brooks back to South Africa for our first concert of the season.  He will perform works by Ravel, Schumann, Schubert and Hubay with long time collaborator Tertia Visser. If you would like to explore the programme more you can go Inside the Concert here with Albert Combrink. https://www.ctconcerts.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Inside-the-Concert-Jordan-Brooks.pdf The concert takes place in

807, 2023


July 8th, 2023|

CTCS JULY 2023 Dear Music Lovers For the Cape Town Concert Series, spring is coming early with the announcement of our new season of 4 concerts running from August to November and we invite you to subscribe now for all four concerts to secure your favourite seats and be ahead of the rest. The concerts all take place in the wonderful acoustic of the Baxter Concert Hall in Rondebosch at 11am in the morning

2005, 2023


May 20th, 2023|

CTCS JUNE 2023 Dear Music Lovers The Cape Town Concert Series prides itself on presenting the finest chamber music and recital artists available in the country and we are excited to announce for our next concert we will be moving to the City Hall for a special recital with pianist Dmitry Shishkin. Shishkin, silver medalist at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, is internationally critically acclaimed for both his creative and individual

2704, 2023

CT Concerts May Update

April 27th, 2023|

Dear Music Lovers For our next concert - we move to a Friday evening in order to feature the world acclaimed tenor Levy Sekgapane alongside pianist, conductor and opera coach Jeremy Silver for a special recital of songs and arias. Levy is in Cape Town for a very short period to sing in Cape Town Opera's production of the Pearl Fishers, but very much wanted to connect further with Cape

1004, 2023

CT Concerts April Update

April 10th, 2023|

Dear Music Lovers We are particularly excited to welcome members of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra to the Baxter concert platform for our next recital taking place on Saturday 22 April.  They will be repeating three works which featured at the Franschhoek Chamber Music Festival in February. The concert will open with the Pian e Forte by Gabrielli for brass ensemble and then will follow with Mendelssohn's String Octet and

103, 2023

CTCS Update: March 2023

March 1st, 2023|

Dear Music Lovers The Cape Town Concert Series presents our next recital on Saturday 11 March, and for the first time it will be held at Christ Church, Constantia.  As always it is our mission to present the finest artists available in the country and we didn't want to miss the chance to hear Rachel-Lee Priday once more.  She will performing the following programme with Francois du Toit: Schubert D Major Sonatina

702, 2023

CTCS Update February 2023

February 7th, 2023|

Dear Music Lovers A reminder that this coming Saturday 11 February the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra will present a celebration of the music of Purcell. The programme includes a line-up of instrumental repertoire and arias from his most famous stage works, including King Arthur, Dioclesian, Faerie Queene and Dido and Aeneas.  The concert, performed on period instruments, will be directed from the harpsichord by the CTBO’s Artistic Director, Erik Dippenaar and also features German sopranist-countertenor Philipp

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