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The Oude Libertas Theatre Gala Concert compiled by maestro Richard Cock presents a wide range of music to appeal to all music lovers. The Cape Town Festival Orchestra will perform aprogramme including popular South African Steinway artist, pianist Charl duPlessis performing re-invented arrangements of many classical favourites: Works on the programme will include orchestral favourites by Kreisler- Liebesleid and Schön Rosemarin performed by Lucia Di Blasio Scott. In addition to the lush orchestral sounds that will sweep [read more…]
Pianist Christopher Duigan Hosts the Franschhoek Classic Music Festival
Kicking things off is Grand Soiree at 6.30 pm for 7 pm on Satuday, 26 October. Songstress Louise Howlett brings her ‘Blues in the Night’ programme to Bistro Bon Bon with pianist Albert Combrink and Charl Clayton on saxophone. Tickets are R500, which includes a three-course meal.
To book phone Bistro Bon Bon at 021 876 3936.
In a Mozart celebration, Trio de Musique will perform two piano trios; the G major K.496, composed in 1786 – the same year as Mozart’s opera “Le Nozze di Figaro”, and the C major K.542, composed in 1788 – the same year he was working on his last three symphonies, including the “Jupiter”. The trio will give historical background to the music, discuss the music as well as read letters from the Mozart family as the program progresses.
Featuring Thomas de Bruin on flute, Ariella Ciara on cello and Albert Combrink [read more…]
11 October 2019
Planet Restaurant, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
A pianistic prodigy, Claude Bolling (born 1930) was already performing at age 14 as a professional Jazz musican with such big names as Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, and Kenny Clarke, making his first LP at 18. He continued his Eauropean music-making “underground” during the WWII, since Jazz was forbidden by the Nazis. This experience paid off toward the end of the war when many jazz musicians came to Paris. He quickly became the most sought-after pianist for concerts and records, and he finally had the opportunity to meet the [read more…]
Claude Bolling’s Suite is a Jazz inspired work for classical flute and Jazz, hailed as a perfect representation of both genres which pioneered “crossover” music in the mid-seventies.
While retaining the integrity of the original work, Zafroics intends to push the boundaries of Suite, by emphasising the musical potential of Jazz and includes subtle African textures utilising percussion while experimenting with tonal colour.
Beethoven wrote the two piano trios of Op. 70 in Vienna in 1808, the year during which he also completed the Fifth Symphony and composed the Sixth Symphony and Choral Fantasy. The trios are dedicated to the Countess Marie Erdödy, in whose house he was living when he composed them; they were first performed there in December 1808 and were published together the next year. The first is popularly called the “Ghost” Trio, an allusion to the mysterious atmosphere of the second movement (Largo assai ed espressivo) evoked by [read more…]
The Trio de Musique presents an afternoon of music by Beethoven and Brahms. Lieder of Brahms and the well-known “Ghost” Trio of Beethoven will be intermingled with historical information about the music as well as letters by composers presented by the trio, made up of Thomas de Bruin, Ariella Ciara and Albert Combrink