Celebrating summer with new SA composition

The star-studded ensemble celebrates summer with a brand new South African composition. They are Joshua Frank, oboe, Liesl Stolz, flute, Brandon Phillips, bassoon, Lynelle Kenned, soprano, Shannon Thebus, French horn and Cameron Williams, clarinet.

Less than a month after its launch, the Cape Chamber Music Collective (CCMC), has assembled a star-studded ensemble to premiere another new South African composition.

The CCMC, a registered non-profit organisation, consists of musicians from young students to professionals.

The concerts will take place on Sunday February 13 at High School DF Malan, in Bellville, in collaboration with the Rainbow Exchange, at 3.30pm; and on Tuesday February 15 at the Baxter theatre in Rondebosch, in collaboration with the South African College of Music and the Cape Town Concert Series, at 7pm.

Performing will be television presenter and soprano, Lynelle Kenned; flautist and lecturer, Liesl Stoltz; oboist, Joshua Frank; clarinettist and overall winner of the 2016 National Youth Music Competition, Cameron Williams; French horn player Shannon Thebus and resident conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) Brandon Phillips on bassoon.

The CCMC commissioned South African composer and foremost jazz musician, Paul Hamner, to compose a new work specifically for this ensemble. The piece is a set of miniatures based on South African folk tunes and poetry.

Titled, Summer Nights, the concert programme includes Summer Music for Wind Quintet by American composer, Samuel Barber, the new Hamner commissioned work and Les Nuits d’Été (Summer Nights) by Hector Berlioz.

Tickets range from R120 to R150. Book through Quicket or the CCMC website at www.capechambercollective.com