Cape Town Concert Series 2018 Season 2

By MapMyWay
12 July 2018

Cape Town Concert Series at Baxter Concert Hall

The Cape Town Concert Series hope that you are as excited as they are about the artists and concerts planned for 2018 Season 2 at the Baxter Concert Hall.

“We are particularly excited to have cellist Raphael Wallfisch play for our Celebrity Recital in November which helps us fund-raise towards the year ahead”, says Loiuse Howlett, General Manager, Cape Town Concert Series.

Raphael Wallfisch

“We will also be collaborating for the first time with the Cape Town Baroque Festival in September.

We are happy to be able to finally present pianist Alessandro Taverna in August, whose original tour was unfortunately cancelled at short notice in 2011, and in October we feature the violinist Rachel Lee Priday who last came to South Africa at short notice to fill in for an ailing musician. This time she will also be performing with the Johannesburg and Durban Philharmonic orchestras and performing a special exclusive recital for the Cape Town Concert Series.”

2018 Season 2 Programme

18 AUGUST, 20H00
Alessandro Taverna’s “music making stimulates the senses as does a visit to his native Venice”, and gives “rise to a feeling of wonderment” is how British music critics describe this Italian pianist. When he performed Chopin’s First Piano Concerto in the final round at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, “the world was suddenly suffused with grave beauty: flawless minutes of poetry”, said the UK newspaper The Independent.
Tickets: Regular: R180, Pensioners: R150, Scholars: R50
The Cape Town Concert Series is proud to collaborate for the first time with the Cape Town Baroque Festival and present a concert of Baroque Chamber music, featuring international specialist Carin van Heerden along with selected members of Baroque2000 from Durban and Cape Town’s Camerata Tinta Barocca.
Tickets: Regular: R180, Pensioners: R150, Scholars: R50
27 OCTOBER, 20H00
Violinist Rachel Lee Priday, acclaimed for her beauty of tone, riveting stage presence, and “irresistible panache” (Chicago Tribune), has appeared as soloist with major international orchestras in America and Europe. Critics have praised her “dazzling, forceful technique,” “rich, mellifluous sound,” and “silvery fluidity.” Combining a fierce intelligence with an imaginative curiosity, her wide-ranging repertoire and eclectic programming reflect a deep fascination with literary and cultural narratives, as an artist who seeks contemporary resonances with the masterworks of the past.
Tickets: Regular: R180, Pensioners: R150, Scholars: R50
17 NOVEMBER, 20h00
KRAMER TRUST CELEBRITY RECITAL WITH RAPHAEL WALLFISCH & ALBIE VAN SCHALKWYK Raphael Wallfisch is one of the most celebrated cellists performing on the international stage. He was born in London into a family of distinguished musicians – his mother the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and father – pianist Peter Wallfisch. After winning the Gaspar Cassadó International Cello Competition in Florence when he was 24, he has played with some of the world’s foremost orchestras from the London Philharmonic to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and at major festivals across the globe. He has recorded nearly every major work for his instrument from the mainstream concerto repertoire to countless lesser-known works. He plays a 1760 Gennaro Gagliano, the 1733 Montagnana “Ex-Romberg” and an exquisite modern cello built for Raphael by Patrick Robin. He performs in this special recital with pianist Albie van Schalkwyk. Tickets: Regular: R350, Pensioners: R250, Scholars: R100

WHERE: Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7600.
TICKETS: Season tickets now available
5 concerts: R670
EFT: Cape Town Concert Series, FNB, Long St. Acc: 61006500197
Individual tickets on sale from Webtickets
INFO: Louise Howlett, 084 682 1337  Email: or visit

PHOTO: Alessandro Taverna in concert