Camerata Tinta Barocca presents an exciting programme of some of the earliest English keyboard concerti, offering a special glimpse into the origins of this new genre of the 18th century. Camerata Tinta Barocca plays on period instruments (including a copy of an English spinet from the 1760’s), recreating the sound world of the 18th century.
Featured Festival artist and music director Philippus Hugo brings four of Cape Town’s most exciting opera stars to the Classics for All stage, performing with the Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra – a cast fitting for the premiere event of the annual Classics for All festival.
Co/Mission is a new initiative by Biblioteek Productions and Youngblood Arts and Culture which deconstructs and re–invents contemporary classical music in South Africa, creating an entirely new Classical audience - young working people who previously did not frequent opera houses and music halls.
Composer Dr Anthony Costandius introduces audiences to two new works.
Work One: “The tragic Tale of Torbalan and De Oude Rode Ogen” is a satirical opera for violin (Valentina Koleva-Voster) and double bass (Roxane Steffen), based on the legend of a duel between the scary monster-like Torbalan and Oude Rode Ogen, resulting in the rescue of children.
Work Two: Some rooms in an empty house is a minimalistic, expressionistic work that takes the listener on a guided tour of some rooms in an empty house. With Petrus de Beer and Valentina Koleva-Voster on violin, Jan-Hendrik Harley on viola, Cheryl de Havilland on cello and Albert Combrink on piano.
Film directors have been relying on the classical repertoire since the invention of the silver screen to provide the supporting ambience for their movies. Music producer and pianist Philippus Hugo invited some of his friends and colleagues to take classical music lovers on an instrumental journey through some of the most iconic movie themes of all time
A workshop for young students in brass music, and in particular for members of the Overberg Brass Band Development Initiative (OKOSI PROJECT) – the corporate social initiative of the Classics for All festival - presented by principal players of the South African National Youth Orchestra, Shaun Acker (Alto Saxophone), Andrea Fisher-Jeffes (Euphonium ) and Zhaun Gorridon (Tuba). The Okosi Project will also be invited to perform with Phax Trio in a concert during the Classics for All festival. Festival-goers are welcome to attend this workshop free of charge