Festival Gala Concert

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Venue: Guy Butler Theatre

Lower Price
R110.00 Full Price
R100.00 Concession

Middle Price
R120.00 Full Price
R110.00 Concession

Upper Price
R130.00 Full Price
R120.00 Concession


All ages

Company: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra


Abel Selaocoecello (2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music)
Patrick Goodwinviolin (Concert Master of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra)

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Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna – Franz von Suppe

Hungarian Rhapsody – David Popper

The Entertainer – Scott Joplin

Dance of the Tumblers – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Meditation from Thais – Jules Massenet

Explosions Polka – Johann Strauss

Emperor Waltz – Johann Strauss


Mull of Kintyre – Paul McCartney

Beatlecracker Suite – Paul McCartney arr. I Sutherland

Czardas – Vittorio Monti

Two African Pieces – Trad arr. A Selaocoe

Russian Sailors Dance – Reinhold Gliere

Por Una Cabeza – arr. W Haubrich

Pomp & Circumstance March, No.1 – Edward Elgar


Abel Selaocoe
South African UK based cellist Abel Selaocoe is a versatile musician who is interested in exploring the capacity of the cello across genres, from collaborating with beatboxers, folk and world musicians to giving concerto performances and solo classical recitals. He has worked as a soloist with numerous orchestras throughout South Africa and abroad, having performed a wide range of concerto repertoire with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic and the Johannesburg Philharmonic orchestras and looks forward to playing the Elgar Cello Concerto at London’s Cadogan Hall with the New London Orchestra. His music has been received in some of the world’s most prestigious music halls including Wigmore Hall (UK), Royal Concertgetbouw (The Netherlands), Konzerthaus (Berlin) and the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms (UK).

Patrick-GoodwinPatrick Goodwin
Born in Windhoek, Namibia, violinist Patrick Goodwin studied violin with Farida Bacharova in Cape Town and Olga Kaler in Chicago. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees with distinction in violin performance from the University of Cape Town and DePaul University School of Music respectively. As concertmaster of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrick regularly appears as leader and orchestral soloist for Operas, Ballets and Symphonic performances and has appeared as a featured soloist with various orchestras and in recital around South Africa. Patrick has previously been a faculty member at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival and performs regularly in Cape Town as a member of the Bacharova Quartet, Juliet String Quartet and with many distinguished local and international artists. He is currently a part-time lecturer in violin at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town.



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