Dear Friends of Orchestral Music

Finally the theatres are starting to open again, and the Cape Town Concert Series once more extends an invitation to Friends of Orchestral Music to enjoy a live recital at the Baxter Concert Hall on Saturday 25th September.

Before Covid-19 the Cape Town Concert Series and Cape Town Baroque Festival (CTBF) were due to collaborate for a special Festival Concert at the end of September. Even though the festival cannot take place, the CT Concert Series presents a celebratory programme of solo organ works from the Baroque era with CT Baroque director Erik Dippenaar.

The Baxter Concert Hall’s magnificent Von Beckerath organ is ideally suited to the wide range of tone colours of music from the Baroque period. It is also situated in the perfect position in the hall for the audience to see more of what goes on behind the keys, stops and pedals than at many other venues where the organ is hidden away.  The programme will include works by Bach, Buxtehude, Bruhns, Corette and Cabanilles, as well as a mid-14th century wild card!

Through the generous sponsorship of The Rupert Music Foundation, the Concert Series is able to subsidise the price of its tickets, and would like to offer Friends of Orchestral Music the chance to buy tickets directly for R150 per ticket. General Tickets will open up at Webtickets for R160 and R190 from Thursday.  Banking details are below.

The concert takes place on 25th September – at 11am in the Baxter Concert Hall. The concert will be just over 1 hour in length and you are invited to stay in the hall directly after the concert for a short in-conversation with Erik where you can learn more about the special qualities of the organ.  The Baxter bar will be open before and after for refreshments and in compliance with Covid regulations masks must be worn in the Concert Hall.

Please email and Louise will get back to you with further details.

We hope to see you at the concert and look forward to experiencing live music once more.

Kind regards

Friends of Orchestral Music