CLASSICS FOR ALL PROGRAMME 3 — 5 DECEMBER

 

TRIO PASTEL | FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER 19:00 | THE GREYTON LODGE | R150

Trio Pastel is a Cape Town-based trio formed in 2020, combining the talents of Liesl Stoltz (flute), Jana van der Walt (harp) and Petrus Coetzee (viola). This combination of instruments was a favourite of Impressionist composers during the late 1800s and therefore most of the existing repertoire for the combination centres around music in this style. However, many transcriptions have been made for this setting over the years. The programme will include popular works by Diabelli, Lefebvre, Devienne and Jongen, as well as transcriptions of the well-known Bergamasque Suite by Debussy and “Dance of the blessed spirits” by Gluck.

HANDEVAT MUSIC PROJECT | SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 11:00 | GREYTON MARKET | NO CHARGE

The Handevat Project is a music development programme for young people between the ages of 8 and 16 from all the communities in the Overberg, and was initiated and sponsored in 2013 by Hans and Stefné van Dyk.

The music project’s aims are to support the holistic development of young people and to give them a vision, hope and new possibilities for their recreation and future, and to create opportunities for people from different communities to be and work together. Under the dedicated instruction of the passionate teachers, young musicians grow and hone their music making and life skills.

For the Classics for All Festival, the project’s orchestral players (strings and wind musicians) will be presenting a programme of popular classical favorites, to be enjoyed by the musicians and audience alike.

INTONGA REED QUINTET | SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 15:00 | FIORE NURSERY | R150

Established in 2019 with a sold out debut performance, the Intonga Reed Quintet is made up of five dynamic local musicians with a vast performance experience between them. This unique combination of reed instruments, as first conceived by the highly successful Dutch ensemble, Calefax Reed Quintet, is the first of its kind in South Africa. Intonga’s members not only form part of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra as full-time and regular ad hoc members, but enjoy an active teaching schedule both privately and at esteemed institutions in and around Cape Town. The unique sound created by this combination of instruments, and a passion for the stage, is what has drawn the five members of Intonga together. The five members of Intonga are Carin Bam (oboe), Frances Brand (clarinet), Liam Burden (saxophone), Annelize de Villiers (bass clarinet), and Simon Ball (bassoon).

 

PHILIPPUS AND FRIENDS — GALA CONCERT | SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 19:00 | MORAVIAN CHURCH SQUARE ‘DIE WERF’,  GENADENDAL | R150

 

Local pianist and music director Philippus Hugo brings his friends in the opera and classical music world to the Classics for All audiences to enchant them once again with the most beautiful classical pieces from well-known operas, operettas and musicals.  Well-known names in the world of classical performance will share the stage with Philippus, such as Classics for All favourite soprano Brittany Smith, tenor Makudu Senaoana, violinist Valentina Koleva-Vorster, flautist Axolile Hoza, saxophonist Liam Burden and cellist Sunday Kelechi. More information about the rest of the cast will be announced soon.   

THE RAINBOW EXCHANGE STRING QUARTET — SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER 11:00 | HIGH HOPES | R150

Valentina Koleva-Vorster (violin) will be returning to the festival with three other accomplished fellow musicians: Renee van der Westhuizen (violin), her former student in orchestral and chamber music Lynn Rudolph (viola), who a few years ago was known to the festival as an upcoming young musician, and Graham du Plessis (cello).
They will be bringing the audience two highly romantic and deeply passionate string quartets by the Russian composers A.Borodin—Quartet no.2 with the famous Nocturne as a third movement, and S.Rachmaninov—Quartet no.1. To add to it, with even more soulful music, the programme will conclude with some well-known works for string quartet by the Italian operatic composer G. Puccini— Chrisantemi and Minuet.

The Rainbow Exchange is a not-for-profit company using music and the performing arts as a means to educate and give opportunities to young musicians and artists. It also aims to bring music and art to previously marginalised communities. It collaborates with performing artists and academic institutions on various projects, concerts, workshops and productions. Valentina Koleva Vorster, together with the flutist Liesl Stoltz and Salome van Wyk (administrator) are the founders of the Rainbow Exchange NPC.

ZAMAR | 5 DECEMBER 15:00 | THE OAKS ESTATE | R150

Zamar continues to entertain their audiences with music from all over the world! Their passionate playing and skillful virtuosity on each instrument take the usual classical repertoire into a complete new genre. With Veronica Bell on violin, Monika Stuchlik-Kahl on accordion, Philip Vermeulen on guitar, Warren Joubert on bass and Ronald Siegelaar on drums, you will be mesmerized, invigorated and enchanted by the music of Piazzolla, Strauss, Chopin, Vivaldi and Rimsky Korsakov

CLASSICS FOR ALL PROGRAMME 3 — 5 DECEMBER

TRIO PASTEL | FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER 19:00 | THE GREYTON LODGE | R150

Trio Pastel is a Cape Town-based trio formed in 2020, combining the talents of Liesl Stoltz (flute), Jana van der Walt (harp) and Petrus Coetzee (viola). The programme will include popular works by Diabelli, Lefebvre, Devienne and Jongen, as well as transcriptions of the well-known Bergamasque Suite by Debussy and “Dance of the blessed spirits” by Gluck.

HANDEVAT MUSIC PROJECT | SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 11:00 | GREYTON MARKET | NO CHARGE

The Handevat Project is a music development programme for young people between the ages of 8 and 16 from all the communities in the Overberg and was initiated and sponsored in 2013 by Hans and Stefné van Dyk.

INTONGA REED QUINTET | SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 15:00 | FIORE NURSERY | R150

The Intonga Reed Quintet is made up of five dynamic local musicians with a vast performance experience between them. This unique combination of reed instruments, as first conceived by the highly successful Dutch ensemble, Calefax Reed Quintet, is the first of its kind in South Africa. The five members of Intonga are Carin Bam (oboe), Frances Brand (clarinet), Liam Burden (saxophone), Annelize de Villiers (bass clarinet), and Simon Ball (bassoon).

PHILIPPUS AND FRIENDS — GALA CONCERT | SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 19:00 | MORAVIAN CHURCH SQUARE ‘DIE WERF’,  GENADENDAL | R150

Music director Philippus Hugo brings his friends in the opera and classical music world to the Classics for All audiences to enchant them once again with the most beautiful classical pieces from well-known operas, operettas and musicals.  Well-known names in the world of classical performance will share the stage with Philippus, such as soprano Brittany Smith, tenor Makudu Senaoana, violinist Valentina Koleva-Vorster, flautist Axolile Hoza, saxophonist Liam Burden and cellist Sunday Kelechi.

THE RAINBOW EXCHANGE STRING QUARTET — SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER 11:00 | HIGH HOPES | R150

Valentina Koleva-Vorster (violin), Renee van der Westhuizen (violin), Lynn Rudolph (viola) and Graham du Plessis (cello). They will bring the audience two highly romantic and deeply passionate string quartets by the Russian composers A Borodin—Quartet no.2 with the famous Nocturne as a third movement, and S Rachmaninov—Quartet No 1. The programme will conclude with some well-known works for string quartet by the Italian operatic composer G  Puccini— Chrisantemi and Minuet.

ZAMAR | 5 DECEMBER 15:00 | THE OAKS ESTATE | R150

Zamar continues to entertain their audiences with music from all over the world! Their passionate playing and skillful virtuosity on each instrument take the usual classical repertoire into a complete new genre. With Veronica Bell on violin, Monika Stuchlik-Kahl on accordion, Philip Vermeulen on guitar, Warren Joubert on bass and Ronald Siegelaar on drums, you will be mesmerized, invigorated and enchanted by the music of Piazzolla, Strauss, Chopin, Vivaldi and Rimsky Korsakov