Louise Howlett’s Unplugged Cape Town Concert Series has a bumper programme for May 2022. Take your pick of a range of events and performers.

Tuesday 10 May: Aviva Pelham – Operetta Competition
Aviva Pelham and the UCT Opera School are inaugurating this competition to raise awareness amongst our young singers and promote a reacquaintance with a repertoire At which they may well be called on to perform as part of their international careers.
At the Baxter Concert Hall at 7.30pm.
Book at Webtickets, or email gillian.linder@uct.ac.za

Thursday 12 May at 7.30pm| Marry Me a Little
Musical direction: Ean Smit, Staging: Christine Crouse
A semi-staged presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s revue-like musical following two lonely New York people. Songs include: Saturday night * Can that boy foxtrot! * All things bright and beautiful * The girls of summer.
At the Baxter Concert Hall at 7.30pm.
Book at Webtickets, or email gillian.linder@uct.ac.za

From Darkness into Light
From Darkness into Light

Thursday 12 May at 7pm : Songbook: Folk Songs from Britain and Ireland
Cape Town Opera presents the next in their series of Songbook concerts with folksongs from Britain and Ireland. The concert features sopranos Brittany Smith and Ane Pretorius, baritone William Berger and Alex Gabriele at the piano. The programme features works by Britten, Hughs, Gurney, Vaughan Williams and Quilter.
At Casa Labia, Muizenburg.
Book at Quicket.

Thursday 12 May: CPO Wind Ensemble Launch Concert
The official launch concert of the Cape Town Philharmonic Wind Ensemble (CPWE) takes place under the direction of wind band specialist Faan Malan at Artscape Opera House on
May 12 at 19:30. The curtain raiser will be by Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble.
At Artscape Opera House, at 7.30pm.
Book at Computicket.

Saturday 14 May: Music of Spain with James Grace
The Cape Town Concert Series presents a programme of Spanish music with classical guitarist James Grace in the Baxter Concert Hall. He will feature music from Andaluza – Music of Spain III, in addition to works by composers including Albéniz, Tárrega and Sainz At the Baxter Concert Hall at 11am.
Book at Webtickets.

Tuesday 17 May: UCT Symphony Orchestra Fundraiser
Conductor: Brandon Phillips, Soloist: Gerhard Joubert
The UCT Symphony Orchestra present their second fundraising concert for 2022 featuring the winner of the 2021 Laura Searle Prize for Piano Concerto Playing – Gerhard Joubert. Brandon Philips conducts Brahms: Symphony No.2 and Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major
At the Baxter Concert Hall at 7.30pm.
Book at Webtickets, or email gillian.linder@uct.ac.za

Friday 20 May: Charl du Plessis Trio
The trio celebrates the launch of their CD It Takes Three. The jazz/classical crossover programme aims to be creative and fresh, and the music familiar yet new. It includes favourites such as Richard Wagner’s Pilgrim’s Chorus, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Mozart’s Lacrimosa from Requiem and Piazzolla’s Libertango.
At the Youngblood Gallery at 7.30pm.
Book at Quicket.

Friday 20 May: From Darkness into Light
The Endler Concert Series presents acclaimed baritone William Berger, accompanied by Portuguese-born pianist José Dias. This kaleidoscopic programme spans Schubert and Schumann to Puccini, Barber and Ravel, also SA’s own Arnold van Wyk.
At Endler Hall, Stellenbosch, at 7pm.
Book at Computicket.

Amici Quartet
The Amici Quartet

26 – 29 May – Cape Chamber Collective Project #5: Amici Quartet
The Cape Chamber Music Collective presents the Amici Quartet with Suzanne Martens and Philip Martens on violins, Karin Gaertner – viola and Peter Martens – cello;  in an evening of chamber music in memory of the renowned composers Thomas Rajna and Allan Stephenson. The programme also includes works by Puccini and Rave.

Performances of the CCCP take place as follows:
26 May: the Olympia Café Bakery
27 May: NG Kerk Franschhoek
28 May: No. 6 Spin Street
29 May: IS Gallery, Stellenbosch
Book at Quicket.

What: Unplugged Cape Town Concert Series May
Information: info@ctconcerts.co.za
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