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Photos: Celebrity Sunday at the Baxter Theater 7 Sept 2014, 7.30pm

The Jenna Lowe Trust presents Celebrity Sunday Sunday 7 September sees celebrities coming together for a spectacular evening of uplifting entertainment for the Jenna Lowe Trust. Compered by the inimitable Marianne Thamm, top-class local and international entertainers include Suanne Braun, Kim Kallie, Albert Combrink, Cape Town’s best comedians and contemporary dancers, as well as Brendan […]

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The Jenna Lowe Trust presents Celebrity Sunday

Sunday 7 September sees celebrities coming together for a spectacular evening of uplifting entertainment for the Jenna Lowe Trust.

Compered by the inimitable Marianne Thamm, top-class local and international entertainers include Suanne Braun, Kim Kallie, Albert Combrink, Cape Town’s best comedians and contemporary dancers, as well as Brendan van Rhyn – the 2014 Fleur du Cap winner, currently starring in the Fugard Theatre’s hit musical The Rocky Horror Show – to mention but a few! See the Baxter website for programme updates.

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Proceeds to the Jenna Lowe Trust to support 19-year-old Jenna’s transplant costs. See www.jennalowe.org to follow her journey.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Zip Zap Circus is a social circus that was founded in Cape Town in 1992, to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programmes are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organization, corporations and foundations. In South Africa and the world, Zip Zap is recognized across Governments, Ministries of Education, Tourism, Arts & Culture and private societies, as a major contributor to the development within the iconic ‘Mother City’ and providing sustainability of the circus arts in South Africa.

Alan Committie is one of SA’s leading award-winning comic performers. He is best known for his stand up based one-man shows including No Seriously?, Dick and I, Fully Committied, Titanic on Ice, Stressed to Kill and Happily Ever Laughter, as well as his starring role in Defending the Caveman (over 650 performances!). Committie received a Fleur de Cap Best actor award for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and a Naledi theatre Award for Best comic performance for Stressed to Kill.

Alan has appeared in numerous  stand-up and directed a number of projects including Offbeat Broadway 4, Cracks and the City and Not the Midnight Mass: 21year celebration. He has appeared in a number of farces for Pieter Toerien and had served as creator and executive producer of SABC3’s  sitcom Those Who Can’t; and as writer and star of Van der Walt’s Fault (Mnet) and Laugh Out Loud (Mnet).

All funds raised go to The Jenna Lowe Trust to support medical costs for 19 year old Jenna who is awaiting a double lung transplant.

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Louise Howlett Presents: Midweek Sessions 27 Aug2014

Two mini concert sessions of classical and jazz side by side on one night under one roof @ the Church on Greenmarket Square. NEXT SHOW 10 September August 2014 19:30 and 20.45 R60 – R100   Tickets available from Webtickets and at the door. R60 per session or R100 for both (pensioners and student discounts […]

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Two mini concert sessions of classical and jazz side by side on one night under one roof @ the Church on Greenmarket Square.

NEXT SHOW

10 September August 2014

19:30 and 20.45

R60 – R100

 

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Tickets available from Webtickets and at the door.
R60 per session or R100 for both (pensioners and student discounts at the door)

Our Classical Session featured Cara Coetzee who recently played viola for Matthew Mole in his Studio7 Concert at the church. She performed Schumann’s  Marchenbuilder with Reese Barkhuizen and then we had Baroque specialists Antoinette Blyth and Lente Louw (‘the sopranos’) performing with German lutist Uwe Grosser.

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Tickets available from Webtickets and at the door.
R60 per session or R100 for both (pensioners and student discounts at the door)

Great coffee and refreshments are available at Heaven Coffee at the venue, or why not combine a session with supper and drinks from one of restaurants on the square.

Doors at the Church on Greenmarket Square
open at 19h00.

Future concerts take place on
Sept 10 & 24
Oct 8 & 22
Nov 12 & 26

For further information on this and future concerts,
contact Louise on 084 682 1337 or email info@louisehowlett.co.za

Louise Howlett presents’ is a brand new concert experience with two pop-up Midweek Sessions in one evening. Classical works and easy listening jazz are performed together on one night under one roof at the Church on Greenmarket Square. Vocalist and concert manager Louise Howlett presents and performs in each session with pianist Albert Combrink, and there will be regular guest appearances by some of Cape Town’s finest classical and jazz musicians.

Be the first to hear a ‘sneak peek’ of new programmes being worked on, or enjoy old favourites being performed just for fun. Tickets are priced R60 for a session, or R100 for the full evening (student and pensioner discounts at the door). Great coffee and refreshments are available at Heaven Coffee at the venue, or why not combine a session with supper and drinks from one of restaurants on the square.

 

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Photos: Louise Howlett Presents: Midweek Sessions 13 Aug 2014

Two mini concert sessions of classical and jazz side by side on one night under one roof @ the Church on Greenmarket Square. 19.30 – 20.30 – Our classical session featured Cape Town favourite Violina Angeulov (Mezzo Soprano)  and well-known Gauteng Tenor, Herman Theron, accompanied by Albert Combrink, presenting extracts from their new “Opera Unplugged” series. Featuring […]

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Two mini concert sessions of classical and jazz side by side on one night under one roof @ the Church on Greenmarket Square.

19.30 – 20.30 – Our classical session featured Cape Town favourite Violina Angeulov (Mezzo Soprano)  and well-known Gauteng Tenor, Herman Theron, accompanied by Albert Combrink, presenting extracts from their new “Opera Unplugged” series. Featuring arias and duets from Cavelleria Rusticana, La Cenerentola, Tosca and more, which will be interspersed by arias sung by soprano Louise Howlett accompanied by Albert Combrink.

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Bulgarian Born Violina Angelov, a UCT Opera School star Graduate, has made Cape Town her home.

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20.45 – 21.45 – Our jazz session featured Jazz Pianist Jason Reolon and Saxophonist Buddy Wells.

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Photos: Louise Howlett Presents: Midweek Sessions 30 July 2014

Two mini concert sessions of classical and jazz side by side on one night under one roof @ the Church on Greenmarket Square. 19.30 – 20.30 – Our classical session featured cellist Rosamund Eliza vd Westhuizen performing unaccompanied suites by Bach and Prokofiev interspersed by arias sung by soprano Louise Howlett accompanied by Albert Combrink. […]

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19.30 – 20.30 – Our classical session featured cellist Rosamund Eliza vd Westhuizen performing unaccompanied suites by Bach and Prokofiev interspersed by arias sung by soprano Louise Howlett accompanied by Albert Combrink.

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20.45 – 21.45 – Bassist Graham Strickland joined Albert Combrink on keys and Louise Howlett (vocals) for highlights from ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ – a programme of torch songs from the era of Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and more.

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NEXT SHOW: 13 August 2014

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Tickets available from Webtickets and at the door.
R60 per session or R100 for both (pensioners and student discounts at the door)

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Great coffee and refreshments are available at Heaven Coffee at the venue, or why not combine a session with supper and drinks from one of restaurants on the square.

Why not enjoy a supper on Greenmarket Square – Inn on the Square and Bellini are two excellent options – before or after your session of choice, or enjoy both sessions with some great coffee and cupcakes from Heaven at the Church during the break.

Doors at the Church on Greenmarket Square
open at 19h00.

Future concerts take place on
August 13 & 27
Sept 10 & 24
Oct 8 & 22
Nov 12 & 26

For further information on this and future concerts,
contact Louise on 084 682 1337 or email info@louisehowlett.co.za

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Louise Howlett presents’ is a brand new concert experience with two pop-up Midweek Sessions in one evening. Classical works and easy listening jazz are performed together on one night under one roof at the Church on Greenmarket Square. Vocalist and concert manager Louise Howlett presents and performs in each session with pianist Albert Combrink, and there will be regular guest appearances by some of Cape Town’s finest classical and jazz musicians.

Be the first to hear a ‘sneak peek’ of new programmes being worked on, or enjoy old favourites being performed just for fun. Tickets are priced R60 for a session, or R100 for the full evening (student and pensioner discounts at the door). Great coffee and refreshments are available at Heaven Coffee at the venue, or why not combine a session with supper and drinks from one of restaurants on the square.

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Photos: Tango Night Live – Argentinian Association 5 July 2014

The Argentinean Association of South Africa hosted the  CT Tango Ensemble & Juan Simon Presenting live their latest CD “Tango Dreams” and other favourites A Night of Tango Music and Dance ! Hosted by the Argentinian Associatin of South Africa – an honour to present Tango to the people who created it! Sunset soundcheck Our […]

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The Argentinean Association of South Africa hosted the  CT Tango Ensemble & Juan Simon
Presenting live their latest CD “Tango Dreams” and other favourites
A Night of Tango Music and Dance !

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Hosted by the Argentinian Associatin of South Africa – an honour to present Tango to the people who created it!

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Our dear friend Juan Simon, who performed with us both here and at the Classic FM Classical Soiree the following night.

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Empanadas Step 2 – Add Smiles!

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Empanadas Step 3 – Ready to bake

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Empanadas Step 4 – Tuck in!

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Carbonada: Cooked INSIDE the pumpkin!

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I thought for a moment that was Martha Argerich taking a break from beating up pianos, but that’s our hostess Marcella.

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Three CD’s to sell – the fruit of over a Decade of playing Tango!

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Our Hostess

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Photos: Lady Sings the Blues: 5 Rooms at the Alphen Hotel 17 July

  “Lady Sings the Blues” at 5 Rooms at the Alphen: Famous Women of Jazz & Blues Louise Howlett (Vocals), Albert Combrink (Piano), Graham Strickland (Bass) Next performance: Wed 23 July Enjoy some old school standards as this Trio of well-known musicians celebrate the songs of the legendary women of Blues & Jazz: from golden […]

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“Lady Sings the Blues” at 5 Rooms at the Alphen: Famous Women of Jazz & Blues

Louise Howlett (Vocals), Albert Combrink (Piano), Graham Strickland (Bass)

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Next performance: Wed 23 July

Exquisite venue

Enjoy some old school standards as this Trio of well-known musicians celebrate the songs of the legendary women of Blues & Jazz: from golden era performers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, to modern songbrids Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones & Adelle. These women have all shared their stories, uniting women around the world as they sang their “Blues in the Night”

Graham Strickland, Louise Howlett & Albert Combrink

Great food, great music, great fireplace!

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TWITTER : @LHConcerts / @albertcombrink

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Alphen Hotel: Home of “5 Rooms Jazz”.

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Make a Reservation: Contact +27 (0) 21 795 6313

or   e-mail: 5rooms@alphen.co.za

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Graham Strickland, Louise Howlett & Albert Combrink

Enjoy some old school standards as this Trio of well-known musicians celebrate the songs of the legendary women of Blues & Jazz: from golden era performers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, to modern songbrids Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones & Adelle. These women have all shared their stories, uniting women around the world as they sang their “Blues in the Night”

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The 5 Rooms restaurant at the Alphen Boutique Hotel in the Constantia winelands will join the growing list of Cape Town venues offering live music from March 1.

Live performances – in a cosy, informal-yet-sophisticated venue – promise to please music lovers and to satisfy discerning diners. They are scheduled from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Under the curatorship of saxophonist Rus Nerwich from The Woodstock Music Academy, this partnership offers a musical feast as well as creative culinary fare. It combines the intimate warmth and luxurious ambience of a centuries-old manor house with superior entertainment.

This initiative is designed to transport guests into the world of the musical and culinary arts. Surrounded by vineyards and oak trees and with plenty of secure parking, the Alphen Boutique Hotel is a sanctuary of charm, history and culture with modern glamour and flair.

Booking will be essential.

- See more HERE

- Visit the Alphen 5 Rooms Website HERE

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Photos: Classic FM Soiree on Sunday 6 July at Summer Place – CT Tango Ensemble

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Nomsa Mpofu & Albert Combrink perform at Parliament, Cape Town 15.6.14

2014 National Assembly Budget Vote Debate Cocktail Dinner 15 July 2014 * * * * \ * Nomsa Mpofu was born 21 years ago in Cape Town and started singing in choral eisteddfod competitions with the Luhlaza high school choir, based in Khayelitsha. She’s a 4th year student studying at the South African College of […]

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Nomsa Mpofu was born 21 years ago in Cape Town and started singing in choral eisteddfod competitions with the Luhlaza high school choir, based in Khayelitsha. She’s a 4th year student studying at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town studying with Patrick Tikolo. She has participated as a chorus member at the University in several productions that include L’elisir d’Amore ,Cunning little Vixen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Viaggio a Reims, La Boheme and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. She also participated in the extracts of Handel’s Opera Rinaldo as Almirena and in Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) as a first lady in the Opera Kaleidoscope. She was awarded 1st prize at the tertiary competition (SATICA) and performed in Youth Music Festival 2012 with Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Arjan Tien. She has performed her debut the role of Fiordiligi in the production of “Cosi fan Tutte” production of UCT\Cape Town Opera. In 2013 she was one of the finalists of the South African National Opera Singing Competition in the Amazwi Omanzi Arts Festival. She will take the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” performing it in the Darling Opera Company.

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Photos: French Festivities – Petrus de Beer (Violin) and Albert Combrink (Piano) at La Motte 12.6.14

J’ADORE LE VIOLON Date – 12th July 2014 La Motte Historic Cellar Petrus de Beer, one of South Africa’s foremost violinists performed J’adore le Violon as part of La Motte’s Bastille Festival celebrations. Partnered by Albert Combrink, they explored the stories of love and passion often associated with the French Violin music of Faure, Debussy, Ravel […]

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J’ADORE LE VIOLON

Date – 12th July 2014

La Motte Historic Cellar

Petrus de Beer, one of South Africa’s foremost violinists performed J’adore le Violon as part of La Motte’s Bastille Festival celebrations. Partnered by Albert Combrink, they explored the stories of love and passion often associated with the French Violin music of Faure, Debussy, Ravel and more.

Albert Combrink (Piano), Louise Howlett (Concert Manager), Petrus de Beer (Violin)

Albert Combrink (Piano), Louise Howlett (Concert Manager), Petrus de Beer (Violin)

Petrus is a freelance musician in various combinations and styles, ranging from Classical, Blues and Jazz. He is a highly sought after chamber musician and also plays regularly for the Cape and teaches both violin and viola at the University of Stellenbosch as well as a number of local schools.  He is also a member of the Cape Town Tango Ensemble.

La Motte: Home of Good wine and Good Music

La Motte: Home of Good wine and Good Music

Albert Combrink is regarded as one of the most versatile pianists in the country. From solo recitals to chamber performances across the styles of classical, opera and jazz he is known for his unique programming and story telling connectivity and collaborates with many of the top musicians and singers in Cape Town. Albert is a founding member of the Cape Town Tango Ensemble and is also very involved with creating opportunities for emerging artists and assisting them with the transition from tertiary education through to an international career.

The exquisite La Motte guest houses

The exquisite La Motte guest houses

Concert information & Reservation details for future events:

Angela at +27(0)21 876 8000 or concerts@la-motte.co.za

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The whole of Franschhoek was  celebtraing Bastille Day!z Albert Combrink La Motte (4)

French festivities all weekend.

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The exquisite Pierneef Restaurant is justly famous for fine dining.

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Impressionist colours fro Impressionist composers.

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Cold Midwinter Magic.

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The old manor .

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An  absolutely exquisite setting

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A perfect setting for a french recital.

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Petrus de Beer and I rehearsed at Mountain Shadows Guest Farm in Paarl: generous and warm hosts.

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The historic Steinway Model C – a joy to play!

 

The view in April

The view in April

the View in July

the View in July

Forest Magic

Forest Magic

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Photos: Goitsemang Lehobye & Albert Combrink perform at Kelvin Grove, Cape Town, June 2014

An Opera Rectial presented by the Owl Club of Cape Town at The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove, 144 Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town Tues 17 June 2014 Goitesemang Lehobye (Soprano) Read More about Goitsemang Lehobye  HERE: Albert Combrink (Piano)    

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An Opera Rectial presented by the Owl Club of Cape Town at The Grill Room, Kelvin Grove, 144 Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town

Tues 17 June 2014

Goitesemang Lehobye (Soprano)

Read More about Goitsemang Lehobye  HERE:

Albert Combrink (Piano)

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Kelvin grove

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Kelvin Grove Grillroom

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Owl’s Club host and long-time music lover and member of the Symphony Choir, Prof. Philip Lloyd and Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye

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Old World Class and Charm at Kelvin Grove

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The trusty old Blüthner, a glamorous old dame who won’t be hurried to the party, but can certainly still kick up a storm once she gets there.

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