Why Everyone’s Excited About This Year’s Classics For All Festival

Posted by The Cape Country Meander on Thursday, April 09, 2015 with 1 comment
It’s here! The Classics for All Festival is back and buzzing with a 10-concert programme. This year’s festival promises to be one of the most memorable yet. Musically gifted artists of varied ages and backgrounds will come together in the foothills of the charming towns of Greyton and Genadendal. It spans three packed days of debuts, repertoire, ensembles, choirs and instrumentation. Do join us for the most coveted annual musical event in the Overberg.

What sets this festival apart?

The Classics for All Festival is small, intimate and unpretentious. The ethos behind it is about taking you on a delightful, accessible musical adventure. Performance venues include historic churches, the beautifully restored The Oaks Estate, the cosy theatre at Searles Trading Post and the High Hopes Guest House.

Something special for young aspirant music lovers

The Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert for children titled, “Discover the Treasures of the Orchestra”. Created especially for, but not limited to kids, this interactive, fun and educational concert will introduce our youngest members of the audience to various instruments. A few may even try their hand at conducting.

Other high notes on the 2015 lineup

A selection of the who’s who of South African pianists are performing in the various concerts. The list includes the likes of José Dias, Phillippus Hugo, Francois du Tout, Franklin Larey, Albert Combrink, Albie van Schalkwyk, Tertia Visser-Downie and Charl du Plessis.

This year, you can expect everything from choral music, sopranos and flautists to a string quartet, the Gershwin Songbook and the much-anticipated Gala Concert. In addition, you won’t want to miss the Genadendal Junior Brass Band and Village Children’s Choir.

More information and booking tickets

Start planning your end of May weekend. Grab your calendar and get ready for three days of wonderful music, food, wine and the genuine warmth and hospitality for which this very special part of the Overberg is well known.

Individual concert tickets range from R60 to R120. Go to the Classics for All website to view the lineup, select your favourite must experience performances and book through Computicket. To really get the most out of your musical weekend getaway, why not book an overnight or two at one of the many accommodation options.

As for those wanting to know if Coenie Visser initiator and organiser will be back in time from his extended stay in Bangkok? In his own words, “A festival without Coenie? Never! I’ll be there.”

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