Cape Town Concert Series: 2017 (Season 2)

The Cape Town Concert Series, one of South Africa’s leading chamber music presenters, continues the second season of 2017 with top local and international performers.

On Saturday 19 August, the Cape Town Tango Ensemble will play a carefully selected programme of virtuosic chamber music from the tango repertoire. The South African Music Award-nominated ensemble released their first CD, “El Tango en Africa” (Tango in Africa), in 2003. The group explored the fusion between African rhythms and sounds and the “Tango Nuevo” style. This album has been locally and internationally acclaimed and has been receiving a great deal of airtime worldwide.


On Saturday 16 September, pianist François du Toit accompanies cellist Alexey Stadler. A keen chamber musician, Stadler has appeared in recitals and chamber music programmes at festivals such as Heidelberg Spring Festival, Verbier Festival, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. For his Cape Town Concert Series debut he will be performing works from Schumann, Brahms, Sibelius, and Prokofiev.

On Saturday 28 October, pianist Christopher Park will perform with violinist Amalia Hall. In the 2016/2017 concert season, Park has been chosen as “Rising Star“ by the ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation), and will debut in Europe’s renowned concert halls in London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Vienna, Stockholm, Barcelona, Budapest, Lisboa and others. Hall will join Park in this concert with one or two ‘sneak peeks’ from their upcoming project.

On Saturday 18 November, pianist Valentina Lisitsa performs. With more than 95 million YouTube views and some 350 000 subscribers to her channel, Lisitsa is one of the most watched classical musicians on the internet, using digital innovation to champion classical music and performance. Impressed by her YouTube success, the Royal Albert Hall opened its doors for her London debut on 19 June 2012. That concert became her first release on the label; it was also Google’s first-ever live HD stream.

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