Star-studded ensamble celebrates summer

Lift your senses with glorious chamber music.

Less than a month after the launch of the Cape Chamber Music Collective (CCMC) in and around Cape Town, the collective has assembled a star-studded ensemble to premiere another new South African composition at five concerts in Cape Town and the Boland.

The CCMC, a registered non-profit organisation, consist of musicians, ranging from young students to professionals, doing performances in a way that is approachable and informative to all audiences.

The six musicians are television presenter and soprano, Lynelle Kenned; acclaimed flautist and lecturer, Liesl Stoltz; oboist, Joshua Frank; clarinettist and overall winner of the 2016 National Youth Music Competition, Cameron Williams; French horn player, Shannon Thebus; and resident conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), Brandon Phillips on bassoon.

The concerts take place on Friday February, at 7pm, at the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch, as part of the Endler Concert Series; and on Saturday February 122, at 4pm and 7pm, at the Old Tannery in Wellington.

The CCMC commissioned South African composer and foremost jazz musician, Paul Hamner, to compose a new work specifically for this ensemble.

The piece is a set of miniatures based on South African folk tunes and poetry. It is a colourful addition to the balmy selection of music for the series.

Tickets range from R120 to R150, and include some refreshments and beer at the Old Tannery, and can be booked on Quicket via the CCMC website at www.capechambercollective.com