Cape Town Philharmonic Winter Season Premier

Cape Town Philharmonic 2019 Winter Season premiered at City Hall Concert Hall last night. The talented musicians didn’t disappoint! I sat in the upper bays – a great location for watching the orchestra in action. Over the years, I’ve seen the orchestra perform from various vantage points in the Concert Hall. One memory is sitting…

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West Side Story Artscape Theatre Cape Town

In March, human rights activist and producer Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre’s production of West Side Story returned to Artscape. The popular American musical has been performed in Cape Town before and audiences raved about the brilliant actors, singers, dancers, music, and sets! Artscape Theatre Artscape is one of my favorite performing arts venues in Cape…

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James Grace Guitarist South Africa

I spent the weekend in Cape Town enjoying Table Mountain and other favorite places like the Alexander Theatre. Guitarist and South African Music Awards nominee James Grace was performing at the Alexander. Although I’d never heard his music, a little research made me curious, so I booked the performance – glad I did! Only after committing and…

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The Sleeping Beauty Ballet at Artscape

Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) is performing  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet at Artscape Opera House. The Cape Town Philharmonic conducted by Brandon Phillips accompanied the dancers. I attended the premier performance on September 2. It was an excellent, exciting production! CTBC is South Africa’s oldest ballet company. The premier performance of Sleeping Beauty featured impressive guest artists…

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Johan Botha and Friends at Artscape Opera House

Last night I was lucky to attend an Opera Gala at Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre celebrating life with South African Tenor Johan Botha and his friends: Goitsemang Lehobye – Soprano Bongiwe Nakani – Mezzo-soprano Mandla Mndebele – Baritone Conductor Bernhard Gueller and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied the four singers. “Botha was born in Rustenburg, South…

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