Wind ensembles to perform varied programme at concerts

The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble (CPYWE) are gearing up to perform favourite music from the movies in Soundscape 2. PICTURE: JOAN WARD

The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble (CPYWE) and the Cape Town Philharmonic Wind Ensemble (CPWE) will perform two separate shows on Sunday June 18 and Monday June 19.

The CPYWE presents Soundscape 2, a night of music and movie mania, conducted by Faan Malan and directed by Aviva Pelham, on Sunday June 18 at the Artscape theatre, at 4pm.

The programme includes music from soundtracks of iconic movies such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, The Lion King, and James Bond. Guest artists include violinist Nicci Botha, vocalists Mary-Jane Zimri, and Emil Struwig, and students from Northlink College and Milton’s Dance Studio.

Tickets for this concert cost R100 and R75 at Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695 or Computicket.

The adult CPWE, established by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) in 2021 to provide opportunities for semi-professional musicians and advanced amateurs to perform wind music on a high level, will take to the stage on Monday June 19 at the Hofmeyr Hall at SACS high school in Rondebosch.

The musicians, who are all trained specialists, though some are also specialists in other fields like medicine and law, will also be conducted by Faan Malan. They will play Overture in C by Felix Mendelssohn specifically for wind instruments, the evocative Scenes from the Louvre by Norman Dello-Joio, Allan Stephenson’s DF Overture, commissioned by D F Malan High School in 1999, Yiddish Dances by Adam Gorb and Capriccio by Frigyes Hidas.

Tickets for this concert are at the door at R120 for adults and R100 for pupils. The curtain will be raised by SACS very own wind ensemble conducted by Levi Alexander.

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