A Night of Arts & Opera
The Opera features performances by South African opera stars Zanne Stapelberg-de Lange and Minette du Toit-Pearce. The program also includes arias and duets from operas and operettas like Carmen, The Tales of Hoffman, Rusalka, The Merry Widow and Faust. There is also some Spanish Zarzuela arias and songs on the menu. The evening sees artworks being displayed by Harry Erasmus, Elize Engelbrecht, Susan Ellis, Junior Fungai, Gaynor, Juanita Louw, Francine Nepgen, Tania Olivier, Sandra Pelser, Paul van Rensburg and Nicola Stoffberg.
18 November, 7PM
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Noord Agter-Paarl Rd, Windmeul, Paarl
071 151 3670
Masidlale Youth Orchestra in Concert
Budding musicians between 6 and 16 perform a programme of solo and ensemble pieces on stringed and woodwind instruments. The students from Gugulethu, Langa, Khayelitsha, Atlantis, Mamre and Nyanga are taught by members of Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Masidlale was pioneered in the hope of transforming communities through music.
18 November, 3PM
J L Zwane Church, 8 Zamile Close, Gugulethu, Cape Town
021 410 9089
Mendelssohn`s Elijah – Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Award-winning soloist and director, Magdalene Minnaar joins Minette du Toit-Pearce, Conroy Scott and Given Nkosi in a once-off delivery of Mendelssohn’s famous oratorio on the prestigious Endler Hall stage. The renowned Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and Libertas Choir create an accompaniment as lead by Johan de Villiers who founded Libertas and currently conducts the Stellenbosch University Choir.
19 November, 4PM
Endler Hall, Cnr Victoria & Neethling St, Stellenbosch
021 808 2358
Jeri Silverman at Blah Blah Bar
Blah Blah Bar presents a live performance by Jeri Silverman, backed by a full band. The New York-based singer-songwriter brings her emotive, haunting voice and soul-stirring melodies home to Cape Town for a few select shows. Silverman is supported by South African musicians James van Minnen (percussion), Adi Lazar (bass) and Nikolai Athiros (synths).
16 November, 8PM
Blah Blah Bar, 84 Kloof St (Upstairs), Oranjezicht, Cape Town
082 349 8849
Oliver Mtukudzi Concert
Celebrating Zimbabwean Afro Pop legend and his guitar, 65 year old Oliver Mtukudzi celebrates his 65 albums to date, with his old and new hit tracks. He will perform with his live band, The Blacks Spirits. He is a superstar and his guitar will get you up and dancing. Supporting acts will be rising Afro Pop sensation Shamie Mabvudzi and Friends!
18 November, 8PM
R200 – R300
D F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
021 410 9800
An Evening with David Kramer & Arno Carstens
David Kramer and Arno Carstens perform live for one evening only at this intimate event, set in an idyllic private wine estate in Franschhoek. Ticket cost includes floating food, top-end wines and unique local drinks. Guests are asked to dress smarter than casual. Funds raised support Karoo communities opposed to fracking.
18 November, 6.30PM
Sandstone House, Green Valley Rd, Franschhoek
Pikkewyntjies/Penguinkidz Pre-School Bettys Bay musical fundraiser
Dr Bruce Copley is collaborating with cellist, keyboardist and teacher Barbara Kennedy in a special musical performance to help raise funds for school clothing for the 2018 Grade One leaners of Pikkewyntjies/Penguinkidz Pre-School Bettys Bay. Copley and Kennedy have enthralled audiences all over the world with their skilful musical compositions showcasing dozens of instruments from global cultures.
18 November, 7PM
R50 – R100
Community Hall, Pringle Bay
073 572 8120/083 308 6170
Wednesday Nights at Nomad
Nomad presents a platform for local talents and bands to showcase their music in a line-up every Wednesday of the week.
8PM to 11PM
NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St, CBD, Cape Town
021 418 3020