Concert: The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Sunset Concert, launches the 10th anniversary of the FynArts Festival on March 12, 2022, at 6.30pm
|What: Sunset Concert: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra- celebrating launch -10th anniversary of the FynArts Festival |
When and time: March 12, 2022, at 6.30pm
Where: Old Harbour, Hermanus Location on Google Maps
Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1512249767
Info: https://www.hermanusfynarts.co.za/ and from Hermanus Tourism Office, FynArts Gallery and Chantel Louskitt on 060 957 5371
On March 12, 2022, The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) is presenting a Sunset Concert in the iconic Old Harbour in Hermanus to celebrate the launch of the FynArts Festival programme and information about tickets for this year’s festival – which is a milestone birthday. It’s the 10th anniversary of the FynArts Festival, which will take place from June 10 – 19, 2022. This is something to celebrate – as we emerge out of the memory of hard lockdown and live events can once again take place – with Covid safety measures in place. Info as supplied:
Sunset Concert line-up
The concert with the CPO, on Saturday, March 12, at 6.30pm, will be directed by the orchestra’s charismatic resident conductor Brandon Phillips, and will feature local hero, the tenor Luvo Maranti and songbird Lynelle Kenned. Each will sing several works, and together the popular duet-the Brindisi (also known as the ‘drinking song” from Verdi’s La Traviata). Other works they will sing include “O sole mio” (Luvo) and an aria from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart (Lynelle).
The orchestra will also perform a selection of light classics and pops such as a medley from The Lion King, the William Tell overture by Rossini, the Radetsky March by Strauss, a suite from District Six and Pirates of the Caribbean, all guaranteed to have concertgoers clapping and humming along.
Building and developing community and arts connections
Says Mary Faure, the director of the festival since its inception, “We are thrilled to welcome the CPO to the festival for the first time, and also to present the first classical concert in the Old Harbour. Remember to wear flat shoes and come early as seating will be unreserved“. For Louis Heyneman, the CPO’s CEO, this is an extension of the orchestra’s core value, which is to take great music as widely as possible into the community. “We are delighted to appear at the launch function of the FynArts Festival, which is as resilient as the bush for which the festival is named. Luvo, who comes from Hermanus, caused a stir in one of our recent community gala concerts, and Lynelle is, well Lynelle, a consummate artist with a voice to match.”
Mary Faure says: “The aim of the festival, as always, is to promote the arts, from the performing to the literary, visual and culinary. FynArts contributes to arts education, training and development in Greater Hermanus. This includes community-based arts projects relating to empowerment, capacity building, skills development and employment opportunities for the youth. Once again, this year’s 10-day programme includes performances, lectures, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, with special events for young people. In this way FynArts also contributes handsomely to the development of Greater Hermanus into an arts’ destination that draws discerning visitors, art lovers and art collectors to the area.” Tickets for this concert are R200 for adults and R100 for those 16 and under and are available at webtickets.co.za here https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1512249767, Hermanus Tourism Office, FynArts Gallery and Chantel Louskitt on 060 957 5371. More information at hermanusfynarts.co.za
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