The Friends of Orchestral Music are delighted to present a fundraising Sunset Soiree of music and conversation – in collaboration with Bowmans featuring their breathtaking city views, delicious food and statement wines.

Due to renovations during 2023, it has been a year since we have been able to return to these glittering evenings which take place on the 11th floor of the Bowmans’ Cape Town office. Guests will be greeted to a sunset drink overlooking the city, before settling down to a mix of classical music featuring some of South Africa’s finest rising star musicians and a fascinating talk ‘behind the music’.

Our first soiree this year focuses on the piano – what makes them work and what makes them special. Piano specialist Ian-Burgess Simpson will take you – literally – inside the workings of the hand crafted Fazioli grand piano, and discuss with Albert Combrink, who will be highlighting the pianists and programmes being featured in the CPO’s upcoming Symphony Season. Music will come from Unisa Piano Competition winners Gerhard Joubert and Isaac van der Merwe who will demonstrate the amazing soundscape of the piano. In addition violinist Nicholas Bruiners will perform on his newly acquired violin, which was sourced through generous sponsorships drawn from the 2023 Soiree at Bowmans – bringing the first instrument fundraising drive to fruition.

Thanks to the generous support of Bowmans and Bill van Rensburg, the Friends of Orchestral Music are able to bring you these unique evenings in order to raise much needed funds for the upliftment and development of orchestral music and musicians across Cape Town.

The concert is followed by sumptuous canapes, delicious wines and the chance to talk to Ian, Albert and the musicians about the music.

All proceeds go to projects of the Friends of Orchestral Music. Limited tickets for the intimate event are available at a price of R600 per person – available from Quicket. But FOM members can book directly with us and pay a special price of R500.

Start time- 6.30 for 7pm. Bowmans’ Cape Town Office, 22 Bree Street, Cape Town.
Guest parking available.
For more information contact:
Louise Howlett or call 084 682 1337.