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Franschhoek: Classical Music Festival
From Friday, 29 October 2010
To Sunday, 31 October 2010
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The 7th
FRANSCHHOEK
CLASSIC
MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October 2010
with Christopher Duigan and Friends

 

Friday 29 October 7:30 pm
NG Church R90

Beethoven Cello Sonatas - CD Launch:
Peter Martens and Luis Magalhães

The Franschhoek Classic Music Festival proudly presents internationally acclaimed cello-piano duo Peter Martens and Luis Magalhães in the launch of their recent CD: Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano.  Recording this CD in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch for international release on the Two Pianists label, the artists, who have individually performed extensively in South Africa and in Europe, are resident in Stellenbosch.  Their duo performance for the Franschhoek Classic Music Festival opening concert includes Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano in A major op 69, in C major op 102 no 1 and the rarely performed Sonata for Horn (or Cello) op 17.
Booking - Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism tel: 021 876 2861


Saturday 30 October   11:00 am  
NG Church R90

Morning Recital: Bryan Wallick – USA, piano
Pianist Bryan Wallick is featured in a special piano recital playing the newly acquired grand piano in the NG Church - Franschhoek.  The piano has been the centre of a widely publicized community fundraising drive over the last two years. Bryan Wallick, gold medalist at the 1997 Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev, has performed throughout the United States and is concurrently pursuing his career in Europe. He made his New York recital debut in 1998 at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and his Wigmore Hall recital debut in London in 2003.  His programme includes music by Robert Schumann - Symphonic Etudes, Claude Debussy - Estampes, Liszt/Schubert Song transcriptions (Gretchen, Ave Maria, Erlkonig) and the bravura Liszt/Horowitz - Rackozy March.
Booking - Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism tel: 021 876 2861


Saturday 30 October 1:00 and 5:00 pm
Screening Room and IS Art at Le Quartier Français  R130

Global Guitar: Ulrich Busch – Germany, guitar
German guitar virtuoso Ulrich Busch gives an intimate recital in the sublime luxury of the Screening Room at Le Quartier Français.   Guests will enjoy a glass of wine and snacks on arrival in this intimate luxury venue seating 30 patrons. The two performances, at 1pm and 5 pm, are combined with a special preview of the  Franschhoek Artists exhibition in the adjacent gallery, IS Art.  Winner of the Radio France Competition 1990 in Paris, Ulrich Busch plays an entertaining selection of popular guitar music from around the world including folk music from Ireland and Japan, and guitar classics from Brazil, Spanish and Argentina.  Wine and canapes sponsored by Môreson and Le Quartier Français
Booking - IS Art tel: 021-876 8443 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              021-876 8443      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Saturday 30 October 19:30 for 8:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R350 Includes a sumptuous four-course meal and welcome drink. 
Close Your Eyes and Listen:
Joanne Rozario (alto saxophone) and Christopher Duigan (piano)

London-based Joanne Rozario (saxophone) joins Christopher Duigan in the gala dinner concert at Café Bon-Bon at La Petite Dauphine. Playing selections  from  their recent CD ‘Close Your Eyes and Listen’, the  programme of modern and traditional classics, crossover improvisations and  up-beat ‘world music’-inspired music blend in this sumptuous  historic venue with a four-course dinner.  Included is the World Premiere of the 'Six Drinking Songs' by Richard Guinness including the 'Bar-Stool Tango' as heard on Fine Music Radio, Cape Town.
Booking - Café Bon-Bon tel: 021 876 3936

Sunday 31 October 11:00 am
NG Church R90

Music for a Sunday Morning:
Shepherd on the Rock - Lente Louw (soprano)

The sublime combination of music for soprano, clarinet and piano provides a rare treat   on a Sunday morning.  In the spacious acoustic of the NG Church - Franschhoek, Lente Louw (soprano), Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Christopher Duigan (piano) collaborate in a much anticipated performance of Schubert’s ‘Shepherd on the Rock’.  In addition this concert features the music of Robert Schumann who is celebrated throughout the world in 2010 on the 200th anniversary of his birth.  The exciting young Cape Town soprano Lente Louw selects her favourite Schumann songs including ‘Frauenliebe und –leben' while Rozario plays selection of Schumann’s Romances and Duigan plays the intimate Arabesque.  This concert is sponsored by LA FONTAINE GUESTHOUSE
Booking - Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism  tel: 021 867 2861

Sunday 31 October 12:30 for 1:00 pm   
Bread & Wine 

R270 includes a three-course meal
Café Europa: Stanislav Angelov and Christopher Duigan
With both instruments – piano and accordion- achieving a familiar presence in popular cultures around the world, the original combination of the two is one that reveals an uncanny range of possibility. Bulgarian born Stanislav Angelov, now based in Cape Town and leader of the famed Cape Town Tango Ensemble, joins forces with pianist Christopher Duigan.  In a combination of easy going café solos from France and Italy,  jazz improvisations and tango rhythms, they explore many popular styles together with music from tango halls of Argentina,  French  sidewalks and Italians cafes; music that exudes appeal, charm and great passion. Enjoy a relaxed lunch time café performance at this welcoming venue.
Booking - Bread and Wine tel:  021 876 4004/3692


Sunday 31 October 3:30 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine R100

Festival Finale with Federico Freschi (baritone)
Everybody’s favourite baritone, Federico Freschi, performs in the Festival Finale. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a musical performance after lunch, under the oak trees (weather permitting) or in the 200 year old barn with backdrop of Franschhoek valley mountains, a selection of the valley’s best wines and Café Bon-Bon’s celebrated menu.  This concert, featuring a number of festival musicians including Joanne Rozario (saxophone), Stanislav Angelov (accordion) and Christopher Duigan (piano) ends the festival on a ‘high note’ in  an informal and free-wheeling get together.  Book a table for lunch from 12 noon, or join the audience at 3:30 pm.



Booking enquiries:
NG Church Concerts - Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism (Tel: 021 876 2861)
Café Bon-Bon (Tel: 021 876 3936)
IS Art (Tel: 021-876 8443)
Bread and Wine (Tel: 021 876 4004/3692).
Tickets for the NG Church Concerts are also available at the door.

 

 

All performances approximately 70 mins

For more info visit  www.franschhoek.org

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Location: Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
Contact: +27 (0)21 867 2861

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