Newsletter 10 January 2010
Book now for the 4th Cape Town International Summer Music Festival
The 4th Cape Town International Summer Music festival (28 January to 18 February 2010) promises to start the classical music year for Cape Town in grand style. Among the main attractions for the Festival are the following:
The return to Cape Town of famed British pianist John Lill, who will perform Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto at the opening concert on 28 January. He will also give a festival recital with Suzanne Martins (violin), Patrick Goodwin (violin), Paula Fourie and Kristiyan Chernev (cello) on 30 January in the City Hall.
The participation of world famous cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, who will be performing the Cello Concerto by Shostakovich with the CPO on 11 February and also give a recital on 14 February accompanied by Francois du Toit in the City Hall at 8pm.
Renowned British violinist Daniel Hope performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto on 4 February in the City Hall at 8pm.
The final round of the Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition forms part of the festival and the final concert is on the 7 February at 7.30pm, the winner will be announced at the concert in the City Hall.
A concert by members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (10 February).
The award-winning Polish pianist Marek Drewnowski, who performs Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto and also his Polonaise No. 1 in A major also performs a solo recital on 16 February in the Baxter Concert Hall at 8pm.
The Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Cape Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble perform a special showcase concert on 6 February, while some members of the CPYO will join the CPO on 28 January and 4 February in the City Hall at 8pm.
The conductors for the festival include the CPO’s Principal Guest Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes as well as the celebrated Dutch conductor Hubert Soudant and esteemed teacher and conductor Victor Yampolsky.
For more details, look at the information on our calendar pages