If music be the food of love, play on!  – Twelfth Night, Shakespeare

We are indeed blessed in our wine valley to have some of the best vineyards in the world, and some of these entice us further by presenting beautiful music for us to enjoy.

Join us for an elegant night of Classical Music presented to us in an old wine cellar, using one of the last Steiner pianos every produced, in a selection of concerts which take place once a month.

If you are lucky enough to be visiting Franschhoek on the night of the concerts, you are in for a treat.  We will collect you from your accommodation, have a wonderful dinner at the restaurant before the concert begins, and deliver you safely home after the concert and the post-concert drinks.

Early booking is essential as concerts get sold out pretty fast!  Music starts at 19:00 sharp, dinner is available from 18:00.

Programme of upcoming concerts:

18 November 2017 Grobler-Martens Trio (piano, violin, cello) –  SOLD OUT

09 December 2017 Christmas Concert with Minette du toit-Pearce and Thato Machona – SOLD OUT

20 January 2018  Olga Scheps Piano Recital:

Olga Scheps is widely considered as part of the new generation of elite musicians, impressing with the maturity of her performance and interpretation. In addition to a full schedule of recitals and concerti, this German-Russian pianist in 2010 signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music’s RCA Red Seal. She subsequently earned her first ECHO Klassik Award as Newcomer of the Year for her debut album of Chopin. Seven more award-winning albums followed, all having reached the top ten in the classical charts.

10 February 2018  The Heart of the Flute with Gabriele von Dürckheim (Flute) and Luis Magalhães (Piano):

Gabriele von Dürckheim, principal flute of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with Portuguese-born pianist Luis Magalhães for a programme of works by Schubert, Jolivet and Prokofiev. Join them on a special journey to the heart and soul of flute and piano music – rarely performed in South Africa.

24 March 2018 Lutesong Duo celebrates a Baroque Easter:

The Lutesong duo consists of classically trained mezzo-soprano Lente Louw, and Uwe Grosser, lute builder and early music specialist with more than thirty years’ experience. The Cape Town-based husband and wife duo devotes their performances to English, Italian, German, Spanish and French lute song repertoire from the 16th and 17th centuries and adds a contemporary flair. They will present an Easter themed programme.

14 April 2018  James Grace Journey to Spain:

KANNA Award winner for Best Male Artist at the 2010 ABSA KKNK, James Grace is one of one South Africa’s leading concert artists. In recent years, he has appeared with the Cape Philharmonic, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic, the Johannesburg Festival, the Johannesburg Philharmonic and the Free State Symphony in concerti by Rodrigo, Villa – Lobos, Giuliani and Vivaldi. James has recently released his sixth solo album, Chilled, under his own record label, Stringwise Records. His previous two releases Sevilla – Music of Spain II and Café Latino both topped the Classic FM Top 20 South African Charts and earned James SAMA nominations for Best Popular Classical Album and Best Instrumental Album respectively. For his recital he returns to his roots of Seville and Granada for a programme of popular Spanish works.

 

COST:

Dinner for your own account – menu on request

Classical Music Concert:  R300.00 per person (complimentary local wine and snacks after the concert) including transport to and from venue.