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PROGRAMME

Friday 24 May, 17:30 — Anglican Church, Greyton

R140

CLARIMBA

Duo Infinite, consisting of Cherilee Adams and Dylan Tabisher, joins forces with leading South African clarinetist Visser Liebenberg to blend the sound of different instrumental families on one stage – the clarinet, marimba and vibraphone. Performing a wide variety of music from J.S. Bach, Keiko Abe, Piazzolla and Abdullah Ibrahim and challenging their technical skills, the artists seek to expose the audience to the infinite possibilities of the marimba, percussion and clarinet to create a vibrant and propulsive musical statement.

Friday 24 May, 19:30 — Moravian Church, Greyton

R150

SING

Long time collaborators Zanne Stapelberg de Lange and Philippus Hugo will be presenting a programme of opera arias, classical musicals, art songs as well as one of their great passions... Spanish Zarzuella arias and tango music.  Zanne has been a regular face at the Greyton Genadendal Classics for All-festival and after a 3 year sabbatical is thrilled to be back at this glorious festival.  This programme is a celebration of all that is so inherently characteristic of performing and making music — passion, fire, skillful interpretation and most of all the ability to let go of everyday life in that magical world that only music can create.  Works featured will be the Song to the Moon from Dvorak's opera Rusalka, The Habanera from Bizet's Carmen, The Glamorous LIfe from A Litte Night Music by S. Sondheim as well as the joyous Zapateado from La Tempranica by G. Gimenez.  They will be joined on stage by Valentina Koleva Vorster (violin), Visser Liebenberg (clarinet) and Nastassja Pretorius (cello).

Saturday 25 May, 10:00 — Dutch Reformed Church, Greyton

R80 — Children under 16 free of charge     

CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC JUNIOR STRING ORCHESTRA

Launched in March 2018, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Junior String Ensemble has already proved to be the perfect vehicle to offer performance opportunities and act as a feeder ultimately into the flagship Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and eventually into the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra itself. The young musicians, ranging from 9 to 14 years, will be performing works such as Strauss’s Pizzicato-Polka, Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, Rossini’s William Tell Overture and The Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The next step for these youngsters is to form an intermediate string ensemble which will better prepare them to audition for the CPYO.

Also performing at this concert, which is free of charge for all children under the age of 16, is the choir of the Berea Moravian Primary School who made their debut at the Classics for All festival in 2018 and blew the audience off their feet with their sweet voices and discipline.

Saturday 25 May, 12:00 — Moravian Church, Greyton

R140

LA FEMME! A CELEBRATION OF DANCE AND MUSIC

Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Tanya Diamond, and concert guitarist and Stellenbosch Konservatorium lecturer, Nina Fourie-Gouws, combine artistic forces in LA FEMME! This visually and auditory captivating production combines the passion, fire and intensity of contemporary solo Flamenco dance with the rich, complex and sensuous sounds of classical guitar. Tanya and Nina embrace the rich Spanish tradition of music and dance while exploring new sonic possibilities of contemporary classical repertoire. Traditional Spanish accompaniment, including castanetscajon and palmas, will be provided by members of the SoloFLAMENCO dance studio.

Saturday 25 May, 15:00 — Moravian Church, Greyton

R140

TRIO DU CAP CLASSIQUE

Trio du Cap Classique was formed in 2018 by Liesl Stoltz, David Pinoit and François du Toit. All three are internationally acclaimed musicians having studied and performed throughout South Africa, Europe, Asia and the USA. Liesl Stoltz (flautist) and François du Toit (pianist) are well- known South African performing artists who have performed regularly together as a duo and for the Classics for All Festival. They are joined by French cellist David Pinoit who joined the KZNPO in 2014 and is now freelancing as a musician in Cape Town. They plan to fully exploit the genre with well-known compositions as well as exciting new compositions or transcriptions for their trio.

Saturday 25 May, 17:00 — Moravian Church, Greyton

R140

LYRIC TRIO

The Lyric Trio consisting of internationally esteemed musicians Suzanne Martens (violin), Peter Martens (cello) and Elna van der Merwe (piano) will be playing works such as the Haydn Gypsy Trio (cello and piano), Saint Saens “The Swan” from Carnival of the animals (cello and piano), Kreisler selections (violin and piano) and Piazzola’s Oblivion (violin, cello and piano). Both Peter and Suzanne serve on the faculty of the annual Stellenbosch International Chamber Festival, the former as Director, and they are both active chamber musicians.

Saturday 25 May, 19:00 — Moravian Church, Genadendal

R150

GALA CONCERT

The gala concert of the Classics for All features the cream of classical talent in South Africa. Pianist Philippus Hugo directs well-known mezzo soprano Minette du Toit-Pearce, making her 4th appearance at Classics for All, plus young singers currently making waves in the world of opera — Britttany Hope Smith (back this year by public demand after her stellar performance at the festival in 2018), Keanan Lyle Mitchell (tenor) and Garth Delport (bass), accompanied by a 9-piece string orchestra.

Sunday 26 May, 09:30 — Dutch Reformed Church, Greyton

R150

CAMERATA TINTA BAROCCA

Camerata Tinta Barocca presents ‘Of Plants and Animals: Baroque music inspired by nature’, a programme of baroque music inspired by various aspects of nature, including a celebration of the arrival of spring, birdsong imitations, an ode to a tree, a yearning for the simplicity of a pastoral lifestyle and a description of one of the biblical plaques. The programme includes music by Rameau, Handel, Arne, Morley, Hotteterre and others and will be performed by members of Camerata Tinta Barocca on period instruments. With Elsabé Richter (soprano), Bridget Rennie-Salonen (baroque flute), Cheryl de Havilland (baroque cello) and Erik Dippenaar (spinet, director)

Sunday 26 May, 11:30 — Moravian Church, Genadendal

CAPE TOWN YOUTH CHOIR

R140

Founded in 1997 under the name Pro Cantu, the Cape Town Youth Choir aims to provide an opportunity for young South Africans to sing in a choir of the highest international standards while delivering a moving musical experience to its audiences. CTYC loves tackling challenging repertoire and singing major choral works. In addition to their regular a cappella programmes they have in recent years performed Arvo Pärt’s St John Passion, Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil (once in Afrikaans and a few years later in Church Slavonic) as well as Händel’s Messiah (in 2015 and in 2018). In April 2017 CTYC made their debut on the Carnegie Hall stage in New York with a full a Cappella concert during a tour of the US.

Sunday 26 May, 15:00 — The Oaks

R150

ROSANTHORNE

Rosanthorn Electric Cello Trio combines the talents of Dorette Roos (Cape Town Philharmonic), Carol Thorns (Electric Cello Pioneer and SAMA Nominee) and Anjulie Nock (Cellist and Composer). These three cellists share an exciting vision for the Cello — to revisit and re-position an instrument that is often overlooked. The result is an act that leads the way in the electric string genre. Rosanthorn have set out a compositional and technical journey to explore all that the Cello has to offer across multiple genres and timbres, with the help of South Africa’s top composers and producers. Their repertoire includes recordings and re-interpretations of works as varied as Vivaldi’s Double Concerto in G Minor, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, and Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek. Anjulie Nock has composed new works such as Night Journey (with a stirring Game of Thrones feel) and an original Tango (think Scent of a Woman for Cello). The Parting by Helmut Meijer is a reflective, stripped-down, soulful composition which inspired their first music video.