OUDE LIBERTAS SUMMER CONCERTS – Feb 2019
The warm nights in the winelands are now filled with the aromas of the blooming vines. A special time in the year and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the intimate amphitheater at the historical Oude Libertas Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch.
When in Doubt say Darling
New entertainment with Pieter-Dirk Uys and other darlings after a sold-out season at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Studio and the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.
Sometimes politics repeats itself, not only taking history and turning it into farce, but taking farce and turning into the fake news which is now called entertainment. Pieter-Dirk Uys is sorting out 40 years of distress, disguise and disgust: from apartheid to tripartite, from amandla to Nkandla – and happily back to amandla. In the boxes are wigs, glasses, wagging fingers, toyi-toyis, red berets, trump cards of madness, icons and aikonas, from Bezuidenhouts, Raubenheimers and Ramaphosas to Altzheimers. See PW Botha impersonate Jacob Zuma! Witness Dr Piet Koornhof solve the Brexit stand-off! Celebrate the appearances of Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Nowell Fine and Evita Bezuidenhout!
40 FINGERS VOLUME 2
After more than 500 000 online views and a performance on Table Mountain the four daring pianists who brought you 40 Fingers will be back with a brand new show.
Charl du Plessis, Albie van Schalkwyk, Pieter Grobler and Elna van der Merwe with new arrangements for 8 hands on one and two pianos. Favourites like Rondo alla Turka, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 and jazz and pop hits like.
The Lady Day Big Band presents The South African Songbook
The Lady Day Big Band founded by Lana Crowster (lead vocalist) and co-founders Amanda Tiffin (conductor) and Kelly Bell (trombonist) is South Africa’s first professional all woman big band. Their South African Songbook will showcase the versatility and showmanship of this talented group by merging traditional Jazz and Swing favourites with contemporary South African hits, sure to get your feet tapping.
Boogie Woogie Blues Jazz with Silvan Zingg and Cat Simoni
Silvan Zingg’s unique Boogie Woogie piano style is characterized by a great portion of swing and blues performed with passion, lightness and brilliant quality.
Visiting Cape Town for the first time, Silvan will be accompanied by the outstanding talents of bassist Marc Duby and drummer Anthony Yoko, playing selections from his 5 star album ‘Boogie Woogie Triology’ and a host of other great blues based tunes.
But that’s not all. Silvan’s special guest for the concert at The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, includes the fabulous voice of cabaret entertainer Ms. Cat Simoni, adding a touch of glamour and pizazz to what promises to be an exciting, finger- snapping and foot-stomping concert.
Stef Bos – Ruimte
8 & 9 Feb
Stef Bos is a real-deal artists and is notorious for his vivacious love for South Africa and her cultures.
In this production of RUIMTE/ Space he will once again bring glorious songs and stories to illustrate his idea of the world and how we can live in it.
Andrew Young – Saxman
Demonstrating decades of Saxophone influenced hits such as Careless Whisper, Tequila, the Iconic theme from Pink Panther, The Girl From Ipanema, Just The Two Of Us, Will You, Morning Dance, Unforgettable, Take 5 And Baker Street.
The Liverpool Born saxophonist Andrew Young with his unique brand of humour and showmanship, together with his brilliant band of International Musicians will once again grace the stage at the Oude Libertas for what will surely be another night to remember and one where you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.
Andrew’s live show is an eclectic mix of energy and music that always leaves audiences uplifted, inspired and asking for more. His inimitable sound and style will ensure you will leave with a smile on your face.
Ella Fitzgerald -Timeless with Anna Davel & Sima Mashazi
The Jazz world recently celebrated the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. The First Lady of Song is still widely remembered every day through her prolific discography that brings joy to millions of jazz fan all over the world. She is widely acclaimed as one of the best female singers in history with a timeless repertoire.
Join SAMA winner Anna Davel and the delightful Sima Mashazi (recently starring in Miriam Makeba: the musical) in this swinging tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, presenting the timeless songs that she made her own.
James Grace: Recuerdos
For the first time ever at Stellenbosch’s Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, internationally acclaimed and award-winning South African based guitarist JAMES GRACE in association with CARLI SPANISH DANCE PRODUCTIONS present RECUERDOS; an all-Spanish guitar and dance programme featuring the music of composers including Albéniz, Granados, De Falla, Rodrigo and Tárrega.
Against the backdrop of stunning underwater photography and video by Ilse Moore, allow the sway of skirts electrified by flamenco dancers with the sounds of guitar and castanets transport you to the beauty and romance of Spain.
A proudly Southern African vocal group who hail from Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
6 years in the game and blessed with the gift of singing and the ability to create all kinds of interesting musical and percussive sounds with just their voices, Just 6 are undoubtedly SA’s Number 1 “band with no instruments” who have given birth to a new sound they call “Afro Vocal Play”.
US Big Band Jazz Bon Bons
In 2012 the SUJB won the National Ensemble Competition, winning their category as well as the overall competition.
This vibrant, youthful band have audiences on their feet with their energetic, engaging performances of jazz standards and South African favourites, and is directed by Felicia Lesch.
The Brückner University Big Band
Founded in 2016 as part of the music programme of the Jazz Department at the Bruckner University in Linz, Austria.
Now more than ever, we all need to understand and respect one another’s cultures in order to promote peace and harmony on our planet.
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