Lovers of beautiful music are in for a treat at the Nederburg chamber concert in Sonstraal, Western Cape, South Africa on Sunday, 25 September.
The concert will feature South African harpist, Kobie du Plessis and flautist, Louisa Theart. Dubbed the Nederburg Concert Series, the event is hosted at the Nederburg Manor House in Paarl from June to October. Each show features a specific artist using a classical instrument.
The event will also be used to welcome du Plessis who came back to South Africa recently after living abroad for more than ten years. During this time, she was based in the Netherlands and Spain and collaborated with leading musicians and orchestras as soloist and ensemble player.
Her counterpart, Louisa Theart graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, in the U.K. While in the U.K, she performed at venues such as the Cadogen Hall and St John’s Smith Square with the London Mahler Orchestra and the University of London Symphony Orchestra among others.
Louisa later returned to South Africa and she won the woodwind category prize at the ATKV Muziq competition in 2012 and the Desmond Wilson Memorial Prize for the best performance of a baroque work during the 2013 UNISA National Competition for wind instruments.
The audience can also expect to hear works by Bernard Andres, Joseph Naderman and Josef Molnar, as well as popular melodies arranged for harp and flute solo. The programme also includes the sounds of impressionist composer Claude Debussy’s exquisite and seldom heard, Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp. For this performance, the duo will be joined by well-known viola player, Karen Gaertner.
Tickets are R250 per person, and can be booked by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by calling +2721 877 5123 during office hours.