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RESTAURANT THEATRE EXPERIENCE A FIRST FOR KLASSIQUE
Enjoy delicious food and classical music in Die Windpomp Restaurant Teater
Classical music enthusiasts can look forward to the first restaurant theatre experience at Klein Karoo Klassique in
Oudtshoorn this year. This winter festival of classical music, art, food and wine is presented from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13
August for the ninth time.
Festivalgoers can experience two music recitals and delicious food, prepared by the team from Signature Divine at Die
Windpomp Restaurant Teater, located in the CJV hall behind the NG Moederkerk.
“On Friday evening look forward to An Evening of Jazz with some of the finalists from this year’s Artscape Youth Jazz
mentorship programme. Both South African and classical jazz are included on the programme,” says Rhodé Snyman, CEO
of Kunste Onbeperk, presenter of Klein Karoo Klassique. Various top musicians have mentored these young artists,
including Amanda Tiffin, Camillo Lombard, Shaun Johannes, Frank Paco and Marc de Kock.
Local pianist Sulayman Human returns to his hometown for ’n Aand met Sulayman Human. “This performance is a must for
piano music enthusiasts. Sulayman plays Mozart’s Sonata in C major, KV330, Chopin’s Berceuse in D flat major Op.57, as
well as music from Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Kapustin,” says Snyman.
According to Snyman, dinner is served in Die Windpomp Restaurant Teater from 19:00 and festivalgoers can expect
delicious meals with ingredients from the Klein Karoo and surrounds. The music performances start at 21:00 and tickets to
the performance do not include dinner. “Join us for a restaurant theatre evening with delicious food and incredible music,”
Snyman concludes. Tickets for performances in Die Windpomp Restaurant Teater are available at the Kunste Onbeperk
office or 044 203 8600. Meals are reserved and paid for at the restaurant.
Wine and deli products can be tasted in the area outside the CJV hall between 11:00 and 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Light meals are also served at the restaurant throughout the day and it is not necessary to attend a recital to enjoy meals and
tastings. Coffee by Beans about Coffee, Oudtshoorn’s first coffee roaster, will keep festival visitors warm.
The eight recitals on the music programme include CH2 in konsert with Dirkie van Staden (guitar) and Corneille Hutten
(guitar), Vivaldi se Vier Seisoene herbesoek with Petrus de Beer (violin), Stanislav Angelov (accordion) and Schalk Joubert
(bass and recitation); Folk Baroque with the Camerata Tinta Barocca; Alleenstryd: Hendrik Hofmeyr Huldigingskonsert with
Minette du Toit-Pearce (mezzo soprano), Lauren Dasappa (soprano), Jolene McCleland (mezzo soprano), José Dias (piano)
and guest appearance by Hendrik Hofmeyr; Carmen – in die kleine with Jolenne McCleland as Carmen (mezzo soprano),
Lauren Dasappa as Michaëla / Frascuita (soprano), Linette van der Merwe as Mercédès (mezzo soprano), Chris Mostert as
Don José / Le Remendado (tenor), Niël Rademan as Escamillo (baritone) and Raimondo van Staden as Le Dancaïre
(baritone); Spieël-dans in die maanlig with Jana van der Walt (harp) and Rina Schutte (cello); Beethoven Tango with Zanta
Hofmeyr (violin) and Charl du Plessis (piano) and the ATKV Afsluitingskonsert with Megan-Geoffrey Prins (piano), Tatiana
Thaele (flute), Palesa Malieloa (soprano) and Philippus Hugo (piano).
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Tickets to these recitals are available from Computicket, Shoprite/Checkers and House & Home at R125 each. All this year’s
recitals are presented in the NG Moederkerk, where a CD store is also operated.
Three conversations will be presented after selected recitals: a conversation on baroque music with the artists of Folk
Baroque, one with composer Hendrik Hofmeyr after Alleenstryd: Hendrik Hofmeyr Huldigingskonsert and a conversation with
Charl du Plessis and Zanta Hofmeyr after Beethoven Tango. These conversations can be attended free of charge.
Another exciting addition is the advent of special discount packages offered to groups of scholars with an interest in classical
music. “This special package for scholar groups is presented to ensure that they also have an opportunity to experience the
classical music. Tickets for these groups are available at R50 per recital, a saving of R75,” Snyman explains. To make use of
this offer, interested groups van send an e-mail to J.C. Aucamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on Klein Karoo Klassique and the complete music programme is available at www.klassique.co.za, or on
Facebook (@KleinKarooKlassique), or Twitter (@kkarooklassique).
Issued by Klein Karoo Klassique
For media enquiries: J.C. Aucamp, Marketing Manager
Tel: 044 203 8600