A Celebration of Music, Haute Cuisine, World-class Wines and Fine Art
24 – 27 February 2022
Satiate your desire for culture with The Franschhoek Chamber Music Festival.
Featuring 10 concerts at various venues by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, exhibitions of various South African contemporary fine artists, grande cuisine, wine, MCC and Champagne tastings – you can get your fill before summer’s end.
The masterminds behind this inaugural event for Franschhoek are Nic and Ferda Barrow, owners of Le Lude Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Nic and Ferda are passionate about the finer things in life and put their hearts and souls into everything they do. This is borne out by the many accolades and awards they have received over the years. Le Lude’s custom-built winery is one of the few cellars in South Africa exclusively used for making Cap Classique and has become one of the world’s most exciting new producers internationally renowned for finesse, elegance, and refinement. Take advantage of the MCC tasting during the festival and possibly add to your list of must-have bubblies.
Founded in 1914, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town is arguably the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent of Africa, contributing handsomely to Cape Town’s global status and appeal. Enjoy orchestral masterpieces in a smaller style, and chamber works with favourites like Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik • Mendelssohn concerto for piano, violin and strings • Dvorak String Serenade and many more.
A highlight of the festival is an exhibition of renowned SA artists of various mediums curated by Ilse Schermers Griesel, owner of the illustrious IS Art Gallery and a longtime contributor to the cultural enrichment of Franschhoek. Schermers has included an exciting cross-section of artists and mediums ranging from sculpture to paint – with each artist carrying a unique backstory and a distinct portrayal.
The exhibition includes artists such as ceramicists Anton Bosch, Ralph Johnson, and Catherine Brennon. Painters such as Jacqueline Crewe – Brown, Louis Jansen van Vuuren, an alumnus of Stellenbosch University Art department, JP Meyer, who has a background in ceramics and painting and Jan Vermeiren, a Belgium born artist whose work bridges the rich and vastly different European and African cultures.
Sculptors include Egon Tania and Kobus La Grange, both of whom have a love for woodcarving, Wilma Cruise, who often explores the relationship between the human species and animals, and Sarel Petrus, whose work is a portrayal of human relationships with their surroundings.
Other participating artists include Jaco Bendade, Monique Day-Wilde, Victor Harley, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, Kathy Robins, Strijdom Van der Merwe, Rix Wellmann, Judy Woodbine, Ingrid Bolton, and Arno Morland.
The Franschhoek Chamber Music Festival Exhibition opens 24th February at the Church Hall in Hugenot Street, Franschhoek and will be open daily from 9am to 6pm.
For further information regarding performance schedule with venues and dates visit:
Tickets available at www.quicket.co.za
The program features 10 concerts between 24th and 27th February 2022
Nine concerts will be at the Franschhoek NG Church and 1 concert at La Motte Wine Farm
Orchestral Masterpieces in smaller style format & chamber works, with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.