If you can’t resist the thrilling sounds of classy, classical, musical events, there is a feast of luxury Cape Town entertainment in store for you this winter.
The National Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter Symphony Series runs from 8 to 29 June, 2017 at the Cape Town City Hall. This prestigious event consists of four premier shows, and joins the host of performances put on by this historic society throughout the year.
One of the most anticipated of these is the performance by Portuguese pianist Luis Magalhães, who will be showcasing his skills on 29 June.
Patrons can look forward to Magalhães’ passionate and technically skilled renditions of hits like Franck Symphony and Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 as well as the world premiere of John Simon’s ‘Seeing Stars’.
Accomplished conductor Bernhard Gueller will make sure no one misses a beat during these lively shows.
Behind the scenes with Luis Magalhães
This accomplished pianist has had a long love affair with the classical music. He started honing his skills at the age of 5 and has since blossomed in the skilled hands of internationally renowned instructors. Some of his past music masters include Eduardo Rocha, José Alexandre Reis, Pedro Burmester and Vladimir Viardo.
Remarkable icons of the music industry such as Helena Sá e Costa, Paul Badura-Skoda and Alicia de Larrocha have also had a hand in bringing his talents to the fore.
Long hours of dedication and practice have resulted in Luis being recognised in the industry with many distinctions and a loyal following.
He is a member of the elite Yamaha International Artists, and a South African Music Award (SAMA) winner. This last accolade was for his rendition of the complete cello sonatas of L.V. Beethoven in collaboration with cellist Peter Martens.
Magalhães has performed widely in Europe and South America, receiving rewards and accolades in Russia and Portugal for his talents.
Tickets cost between R90 and R230 and are available from Computicket. Get yours in advance and make your way to the City Hall early to enjoy an informative pre-concert talk about the evening’s programme at 7h15. Performances start at 8pm for a sophisticated evening of entertainment in the Mother City.
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