Paternoster’s Koelkamers Theatre Launches Classical Music Festival


The inaugural Koelkamers Classical Music Festival will take place from Thursday 23 September to Sunday 26 September at the Die Koelkamers at the Paternoster Waterfront (Crayfish Wharf).

With six concerts, including a gala benefit to raise funds for the West Coast Youth Orchestra, the festival has covered the spectrum of classical music from flute to piano to voice to brass and woodwind ensemble. All tickets are available on

The festival kicks off on Thursday, September 23, at 18:00, with the West Coast Youth Orchestra, led by their Artistic Director, Carina Brown. The West Coast Youth Orchestra will present a programme which includes a variety of well-known ensemble works; as well as some exciting solo performances on an interesting range of instruments and genres. This is also an opportunity for youngsters and parents to find out about the courses on offer at the West Coast Youth Orchestra. (Tickets R40 pp)

Heritage Day Shows

The following day, Friday, September 24 at 14:30, the West Coast Youth Orchestra will present a Heritage Day Concert. (Tickets – Standard R100/Premium R140)

Also on Heritage Day at 17:30, acclaimed flautist Carina Bruwer and pianist José Dias come together in a celebration of chamber music, “An evening of flute & piano”. This world-class duo is as technically skilled as it is stylistically versatile, and performs an exciting programme packed with a selection of Classical favourites! (Tickets – Standard R180/Premium R250).

Saturday, 25 September Shows

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra steps up on Saturday, September 25, at 17:00 with a performance of the CPO Wind Ensemble, the latest addition to the CPO’s brand. Its members will perform works by Mozart and Dvorak. (Tickets – Standard R150/Premium R210)

Saturday 25 September at 19:00 is gala night featuring the crème de la crème of South Africa’s classical talent. It’s a night of opera arias, duets and contemporary classics directed by Johan de Jager. Johan brought together the incredible talents of Lynelle Kenned (soprano) and Stefan Lombard (piano) to sing with him.

(Tickets – Standard R200/Premium R280)

The festival comes to an end on Sunday, September 26, with a rousing brass concert when the CPO Brass Quintet will bring you popular works like Ain’t Misbehaving and a Beatles Suite. This will take place at 14:30. (Tickets – Standard R150/Premium R210)

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