Quickie review: Songs of Love, streaming concert, presented by Concerts Connect

This concert went out as a live stream on Sunday September 27, 2020, at 3.30pm (with intro before concert start at 4pm) from Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. The recording of the concert is available as video-on-demand via Quicket, until Wednesday September 30, 2020, 6pm.

Direct booking link: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/115352-concerts-connect-songs-of-love/#/

Tickets: R50

Songs of Love features Janel Speelman (soprano) and Makudu Senaoana (tenor) and pianist Albie van Schalkwyk, singing love arias and lieder.  A small socially distanced audience was present in Stellenbosch watching as the concert was streamed. In the emotional prelude to the concert, we hear people talking about how wonderful it is to be physically present at a concert and that nothing beats live. That is true but it is also great to be able to access a concert via live streaming or as video-on-demand. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this beautifully presented concert, filmed in a garden setting. Lovely camera work and good sound. Bravo to Concerts Connect. The show has gone on during the pandemic, thanks to initiatives like Concerts Connect: A series of online concerts “streamed in support of local music societies and concert series.” https://www.brconcerts.com/concertsconnect/