Classical Music Concert Programme at La Motte
Sat 15 Jul 2017
Sat 21 Oct 2017
Sat 18 Nov 2017
Sat 9 Dec 2017
La Motte Estate
Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, monthly classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances.
The new programme introduces a varied selection of classical music performed by local as well as international artists of the highest esteem.
15 July: French Festivities
As part of the Franschhoek Valley’s French Festivities, La Motte presents internationally acknowledged tenor Levy Sekgapane in a French-inspired recital, featuring works by Fauré, Debussy and Beethoven. He will be accompanied at the piano by one of South Africa’s leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists, Albie van Schalkwyk.
21 October: Christopher Park (piano)
Winner of the renowned Leonard Bernstein Award in 2014, Christopher Park has been described as “a pianist who captivates with his fascinating technical mastery, astounding musical maturity, and a particularly intense performance style”. His programme for La Motte features works by Schumann, Stravinsky and Neuwirth.
18 November: Grobler-Martens Trio (piano, violin, cello)
Nominated as having presented one of the best instrumental productions of the Stellenbosch Woordfees, the local trio, pianist Pieter Grobler, violinist Suzanne Martens and cellist Peter Martens, will perform piano trios by Debussy, Schumann and Shostakovich – arguably some of the world’s most sublime chamber music.
9 December: Christmas Concert
A highlight on the Concert Programme, La Motte’s annual Christmas Concert features the celebrated duo, mezzo-soprano Minette du Toit-Pearce and baritone George Stevens, performing festive oratoria, songs and Christmas carols. Johann Nel returns to narrate the Christmas story.
Reservations: Online or with Angela at +27(0)21 876 8000 or
La Motte Estate’s gates only open at 18:00.
Concert starts promptly at 19:00. Concert-goers with dinner reservations at Pierneef à La Motte should please be seated in the restaurant by 20:30.
For more information, please visit our Classical Music Concerts page.
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