Festival Gala Concert

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

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Artistic Executive: Sergei Burdukov
General Manager: Ivan Christian
Marketing Consultant: Shirley de Kock Gueller
Public Relations: Luvuyo Kakaza
Youth Development and Education Co-ordinator: Marvin Weavers
Music Librarian: Daniel Neal



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.




  1. ramandann 8 May 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Have purchased 5 tickets for the gala concert but have received no confirmation.
    Please confirm with details.

    • NAF Admin 8 May 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Hi there – I will get our box office team to have a look and get back to you soonest.

    • NAF Admin 10 May 2017 at 10:20 am

      Hi Dave – The Festival Manager has checked and you have a confirmed booking for five tickets to the Gala Concert. A confirmation email was sent on 9 May at 8.45am, and again at 9.06am. We’ve sent you another copy, just in case. Please check your junk/spam folder, or provide us with an alternate email if you still haven’t received it. Thanks – and enjoy the show 😉

  2. rumalan 22 June 2017 at 1:27 am

    hi there, just checking whether the Festival Gala Concert tickets are still available?

    • NAF Admin 22 June 2017 at 11:56 am

      Hello – Almost sold out! There are just a handful of single seats left (the green ones in the seating plan above).

  3. claytongillian 24 June 2017 at 11:59 am

    Any chance of cancellations?

  4. info-3312 7 July 2017 at 10:09 am

    Good morning,

    Any possible cancellations or additional seating available?


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