Endler Concert Series

Sunday 5 February 16h30, Fismer Hall: Cape Consort

The Endler Concert Series launches the 2017 Season with a concert by the Cape Consort entitled “Enchanting Eyes”. Directed by the composer and baroque cellist Hans Huyssen, the Cape Consort are an ensemble dedicated to stylish and historically informed interpretations of Early Music. Join us for a feast of duetti, canzoni and arie by Monteverdi, Carissimi, Frescobaldi, Strozzi and Legrenzi performed by Elsabé Richter and Antoinette Blyth (sopranos), Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord) and Hans Huyssen (baroque cello).

Wednesday 8 February, 20h00, Endler Hall: Michaels Collins (clarinet) & Luis Magalhães (piano)

The internationally acclaimed clarinettist, Michaels Collins, will perform with much loved pianist, Luis Magalhães. Collins’ dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship have earned him recognition as one of today’s most distinguished artists and a leading exponent of his instrument. Magalhães has developed an international career as a solo recitalist, concert pianist, teacher and chamber musician and needs little introduction to local audiences. In this concert they perform Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces; Bartok’s An Evening At The Village, Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata No.2, Finzi’s Five Bagatelles, Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes and Poulenc’s Clarinet Sonata.

Friday 10 February, 20h00, Endler Hall: Zanta Hofmeyr (violin) & Elna van der Merwe (piano)

Juilliard School of Music graduate and South African violinist, Zanta Hofmeyr performs French Violin Sonatas with pianist Elna van der Merwe. This special recital features works Debussy, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns and also serves as a launch for the CD recording of this programme which was recorded in the Endler hall – renowned for its excellent acoustics. The works by these French composers are extremely well-suited for the two instruments and they capture a whole array of styles and timbres. The composers lifetimes span from 1835 to 1963 and consequently their compositional styles represent an array of characteristics from the romantic -, impressionist – and post-impressionist periods. Audiences across South Africa have expressed surprise and delight during the past year of Zanta and Elna’s performances of these works. This is an opportunity not to be missed for classical music lovers in the Winelands.