A gala night on Saturday February 23 to introduce the activities of the Hugo Lambrechts Music Trust to selected quests will showcase the talent of students at the Centre in Parow.
The proceedings will start at 7.30pm in the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium on Picton Street. A limited number of tickets are available to interested parents and the general public.
This will be a unique experience for lovers of harp music – with the most harps ever to be seen and heard in Cape Town on the same stage at the same time. To start the proceedings, no fewer than 12 harps led by Jane Theron will perform Dona Nobis Pacem (arr. Angi Bemiss); Canon in D by Pachelbel (arr. Sylvia Woods); and Tango by Carlos Salzedo.
Later, students from the Adopt-a-Muzo Project will showcase their talent, as well as the Senior Strings Orchestra – the runner-up in the National Ensemble Competition’s section for schools – and the clarinettist Danielle Rossouw (the top HL student of 2012 and multiple prizewinner in national competitions). To conclude, the acclaimed HL Symphony Orchestra will perform the Sibelius masterpiece Finlandia.
Over the past 26 years the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre has established itself as an institution of excellence.
Since the WCED does not cover all the Centre’s needs, the Music Trust was created in 2002. Funds generated by the Trust are used to purchase expensive musical instruments and to fund the Centre’s five successful development projects.
The latest project, Adopt-a-Muzo, was added in 2011 with the aim of extending financial support to talented but needy pupils.
The introduction of the Hugo Lambrechts Music Trust has been made possible by a generous donation from the Rupert Music Foundation and the co-operation of Fine Music Radio.
* Call 021 939 9105 to reserve seats for the gala evening or for enquiries about the facilities offered by Hugo Lambrechts.