If you are still one of those persons that believe there is no such thing as a free lunch, think again. Well, at least the delectable experience promises to be. This one sounds particularly special, as it is a combined effort between The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) and The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and will feature the Nigerian cellist Nwuko Sunday Kelechi and clarinettist Cameron Williams as soloists.
Pack your lunch and bring it to Artscape on Tuesday, June 4, at 1pm, grab a seat in the Artscape Opera House Chandelier Foyer and allow The CPO and the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra to soothe your senses with a joint concert to entertain you while enjoying your lunch.
The CPO’s resident conductor, Brandon Phillips, conducts the combined orchestra. Kelechi will perform Popper’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello’, and Stellenbosch clarinettist, Williams, will perform the ‘First Rhapsody for Clarinet’ by Debussy. Both soloists are accomplished musicians in the CPYO, and are also well known for their chamber music and solo appearances.
Other works on the programme are Bernstein’s ‘Candide Overture’, ‘Valse Triste’ and ‘Finlandia’; the ‘Slavonic Dance no. 10’ by Dvorak; and the overture to Glinka’s opera, ‘Ruslan and Ludmilla’.
These free lunch hour concerts form part of Artscape’s commitment to its adjacent communities to bring locals “a more fulfilling, stress-free lunchtime experience”.
There are limited seats available and because it is absolutely free, make sure you get there early to grab the best ones. There will be coffee, tea and other refreshments on sale at the Chandelier Foyer Bar.