Cape Town Concert Series starts

German sopranist-countertenor Philipp Mathmann

The Cape Town Concert Series opens its 2023 season with a celebration of the music of Purcell with the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra (CTBO) featuring German sopranist-countertenor Philipp Mathmann on Saturday February 11 in the Baxter Concert Hall, at 11am.

The concert, performed on period instruments, will be directed from the harpsichord by the CTBO’s artistic director, Erik Dippenaar.

This an opportunity to hear soprano Louise Howlett in the baroque genre and the programme will also include instrumental repertoire from Purcell’s most famous stage works such as King Arthur, Dioclesian, Faerie Queene and Dido and Aeneas.

The performance will be followed by a short question-and-answer session with the orchestra and soloists.

Following this concert, the Cape Town Concert Series will present violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Francois du Toit on Saturday March 11, at 11am, at Christ Church Constantia.

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) musicians will perform a variety of chamber works on Saturday April 15, at 11am, at the Baxter; tenor Levy Sekgapane will be in recital on May 5, at 7pm, at the Baxter and a final concert with pianist Dmitry Shiskin will take place in June at a time and place to be announced.

Tickets cost from R220 or R180 for pensioners and R80 for pupils through Webtickets.

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