Preview: Music and Art- fundraising showcase – presented by The Cape Town Concert Series at The Norval Foundation, Steenberg, Cape Town on November 5, 2022

Music and Art- presented by The Cape Town Concert Series in collaboration with the Norval Foundation and Ian-Burgess Simpson Pianos.  

When, where and when: November 5, 2022, Norval Foundation, Steenberg, 5-7pm
Featuring: Alissa Margulis (violin) and Luis Magalhães (piano)
Programme: includes -Beethoven, Tartini and Brahms
Tickets: R300 and R250 for seniors. Tickets include a complimentary drink, during the interval
Bookings: Webtickets
Info: or visit  

Music and Art: A wonderful fundraising event is being hosted on Saturday November 5, 2022, by the Cape Town Concert Series in collaboration with the Norval Foundation and Ian-Burgess Simpson Pianos. This is a musical showcase and fundraising initiative for the Cape Town Concert Series and it is about raising awareness about the incredible concert series and what is on offer for Cape Town ‘discerning audiences’. By the way, we must add that The Cape Town Concert Series has two more concerts lined up, for the festive season – with international artists.  The three concerts are part of the International Festival of Artists, in collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Season. To re-iterate: The concert on November 5 at The Norval Foundation is a fundraising concert. Then there is a concert on November 12 at the Baxter and a third concert is on November 22, also at the Baxter: Three concerts all up. It is very exciting because in the pandemic, international artists could not jet in to South Africa, perform. The three artists, performing with the Cape Town Concert Series, are also performing with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes this a thrilling collab between the Cape Town Concert Series and the CPO. This festival of three concerts is “a celebration of the return of international artists to Cape Town”, enthuses Louise Howlett, the manager of the series. Read on for more about Music and Art concert at the Norval Foundation on November 5. Before the concert, there will be the opportunity for concert attendees to browse in the Norval and enjoy the art – inside and outside. Arrive whenever you want, on the day. There are wonderful exhibitions to browse and November 5, will truly be a day of ‘music and art’ in the Norval:

Featured artists and the Fazioli Grand Piano

The concert features the international superstar violinist Alissa Margulis who will be partnered by pianist Luis Magalhães in a programme of Beethoven, Tartini and Brahms. Magalhães will be playing on a unique hand-crafted Fazioli Grand Piano supplied by Ian-Burgess Simpson Pianos.

Ms Margulis is well known to South African audiences through her concerto appearances and in the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival. Born in Germany to a family of Russia musicians, she studied in Cologne with Zakhhar Bron and since her first public appearance at the age of seven she has appeared in the world’s most significant concert halls and with the world’s foremost orchestras.  Portuguese pianist Luis Magalhães who also had an international career and teaches at the University of Stellenbosch, has just been appointed artist in residence at the Theatro Circo in Braga, Portugal.

Tickets are limited and include entrance to the wonderful gardens and exhibitions of the Norval Foundation which are open all day, a complimentary drink in the interval and the chance to meet and talk to the musicians about the music. All proceeds go towards future concerts of the Cape Town Concert Series. The concert starts at 5pm at the Norval Foundation, Steenberg. Tickets on sale at Webtickets For more information email or visit

Art and music

Arrive early (anytime on the day – show your concert ticket for access) and explore the following exhibitions currently showing at Norval Foundation: A World of Illusions: Grada Kilomba, When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists, 1940 – 2000, iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-Patra Ruga III, Kapwani Kiwanga: Shady and in our Sculpture Garden, As Yet Untitled: James Webb. Opening on  October 29, 2022 is a solo exhibition by Norval Sovereign African Art Prize Winner, Bonolo Kavula: Lewatle.

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