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Arts, culture & sport in 2015

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
07 Apr Western Classical Students' Showcase Concert The first of the showcases is arranged by Franklin Larey and features a selection of the performance students of the SACM. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
14 Apr UCT Big Band Directed by Mike Campbell. The UCT Big Band plays a variety of big band Jazz styles, also featuring the UCT Jazz Singers. Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
14 Apr - 17 Apr Return to Sender – Curating postcards of Colonial Cape Town In this exhibition first-year students at Michaelis School of Fine Art, working with senior students and recent graduates, subject a collection of historical postcards to new interpretations. More... Centre for African Studies Gallery, Harry Oppenheimer Institute, Upper Campus jm.higgins@uct.ac.za
21 Apr The Cape Consort Concert The Cape Consort is a Cape Town-based ensemble dedicated to stylish and historically informed performances of Early Music. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
23 Apr Cape Town Steelband Festival The Cape Town Steelband Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and the Steelband Project. Steelbands from suburban and township schools will participate. Watch the press for band line-up. Baxter Concert Hall, 19h45 David
082 898 9663
24 Apr Cape Town Marimba Festival The Cape Town Marimba Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Woodworx Marimbas. It was such a great hit in previous years that it will feature at the Baxter again. Young musicians from a number of schools and community projects in the Western Cape will be taking part. This year?s marimba festival will also showcase a mass marimba band performance. Watch the press for the band line-up. Baxter Concert Hall, 19h45 Grant Adams or Gavin Bolton
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28 Apr UCT String Ensemble Conductor: Alexander Fokkens. Soloist: Pierre Dutot (trumpet). Pierre Dutot, international soloist and trumpet professor from the Lyon Superior Conservatoire and Bordeau Conservatoire, will perform with the UCT String Ensemble. The programme includes: Handel – Suite in D Major for trumpet, strings and basso continuo; and Torelli – Concerto No.6 in D Major. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
28 Apr - 16 May Rhinos are coming An exhibition of prints from Brazil, Poland, Portugal and South Africa (locally co-ordinated by Fritha Langerman). This exhibition marks 500 years since the production of Albrecht Dürer's famous wood engraving of a rhino. More... Michaelis Galleries, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town Nkule Mabaso
021 480 7170
28 Apr - 16 May Exhibition: Xenos by Jyoti Mistry Opening 28 April 18h00. More... Upstairs Gallery, Michaelis Galleries, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Gardens Nkule Mabaso
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30 Apr Erik Chisholm Anniversary Concert: Piano Music The first in a three-part lunchtime concert series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of 'Scotland's most progressive composer' and former Director of the SACM by performances of his music and that of his contemporaries. The programme includes works by Chisholm, as well as John Ireland, James May and Arnold van Wyk, performed by senior piano students of the SACM Dominic Daula, Theresa Dwyer, Andrew Duncan, Neil Robertson and Nicholas Haralambous. Baxter Concert Hall, 13h00 Gillian Lindner
30 Apr - 09 May Verdi's La Traviata UCT Opera School, in collaboration with Cape Town Opera. Kamal Khan and Angelo Gobbato lead multiple casts of exceptionally talented students through Verdi's emotional testament. Performances on 30 April (19h30), 2 May (18h00), 6 May (19h30), 8 May (19h30) and 9 May (18h00). Artscape Opera House, 19h30 and 18h00 Gillian Lindner

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