Concert programme

Our concert series aims to bring the very best musicians into an intimate, creative space. Our vision is to create an entirely unique experience for the listener, where an eclectic collection of music genres blends in effortlessly with a museum and gallery experience.

The concert programme will feature not only the best South African classical, jazz, rock, folk, contemporary and electronic musicians, but also some of the world’s best international touring musicians. We are already in talks to realise the exciting possibility of hosting musicians from New York and various parts of Europe and, of course, South Africa’s very best in our 2018 programme.  

 Kyle Shepherd is the Adjunct Curator of the music concert programme

December 2018

15
Cape Opera Ensemble

Join us for a feast of well loved opera arias and ensembles from Mozart to Morricone, (including the well known duet from Bizet’s the Pearl Fishers, “La Donna è mobile” from Rigoletto and “Nessun’ dorma”).

Featuring the Cape Town’s finest operatic voices of tenor, Given Nkosi, soprano, Leah Gunter, mezzo, Siphokazi Molteno and baritone, Luvuyo Mbundu, accompanied at the piano by UCT Opera school vocal coach, Dr Lisa Engelbrecht.

Join us for a night of world-class opera music in Gallery 8!

  • Tickets cost R250.
  • The show starts at 19:00.
  • General Members and Art Club Members get 10% discount on tickets.
  • All tickets are inclusive of admission to our galleries.

 

 

 

January 2019

12
ESCAPE: The Ingrid Jonker Suite
Composer and vocalist Nicky Schrire sets André Brink and Antjie Krog’s English translations of a selection of Jonker’s works to music, blending folk, cinematic and art song genres. Arranged for string quartet and voice.

“She was both a poet and a South African. She was both an Afrikaner and an African. She was both an artist and a human being. In the midst of despair, she celebrated hope. Confronted by death, she asserted the beauty of life.” Nelson Mandela, May 1994

 

A much-loved figure in South African poetry, Ingrid Jonker’s body of work, though small, continues to speak volumes decades after her death. She delicately and beautifully captured lust, love, heartbreak, anger and the fabric of everyday life in her poems. Composer and vocalist Nicky Schrire sets André Brink and Antjie Krog’s English translations of a selection of Jonker’s works to music in a world that blends folk, cinematic and art song genres. The songs are arranged for voice and string quartet, and actress Jenna Dunster delivers the poems in Afrikaans.

  • Tickets cost R500 for the show, including dinner.
  • Tickets cost R200 for the show only, excluding dinner.
  • Dinner commences at 18:00 sharp, and the show starts at 20:30. General Members and Art Club Members get 10% discount on dinner tickets.
  • All tickets are inclusive of admission to our galleries which can be enjoyed from 17:00.

Contact events@norvalfoundation.org or click below to book tickets

 

December 2018

8
Carlo Mombelli LIVE, Angels & Demons Album Launch
Featuring:

Carlo Mombelli (Bass and Composition)
Kyle Shepherd (Piano)
Keenan Ahrends (Guitar)
Jonno Sweetman (Drums)

In his 40-year career as a bass player, band leader and composer, the South African Carlo Mombelli currently living in Johannesburg has bridged gaps between genres, musicians and the audiences.
A self-taught musician, he has recorded and performed at many respected festivals, including the Roma Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, the Stockholm Jazz Festival, the German Moers, and the Banlieues Bleues festival in Paris to name a few.

Back home in South Africa he can be heard as a bassist on many recordings with amongst others, Marcus Wyatt, Simphiwe Dana, Sibongile Khumalo, and Miriam Makeba.

Carlo, a self-taught musician, has been involved in music education for many years. Starting in 1998 he held a teaching post at the Richard-Strauss Conservatoire in Munich, Germany. Since then he has taught and run ensembles at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and bi-annually at the Jazz Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland. In 2015, he led the DKSJ-all-star-project with 13 Masters students studying jazz in Switzerland.

Mombelli is a N.R.F Rated Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Join us for a night of world-class music in Gallery 8, with the option of a dinner before the show at The Skotnes Restaurant.

  • Tickets cost R500 for the show, including dinner.
  • Tickets cost R200 for the show only, excluding dinner.
  • Dinner commences at 18:00 sharp, and the show starts at 20:30. General Members and Art Club Members get 10% discount on dinner tickets.
  • All tickets are inclusive of admission to our galleries which can be enjoyed from 17:00.

Contact events@norvalfoundation.org or click below to book tickets

 

October 2018

6
SA Youth Choir LIVE in Gallery 8
The internationally acclaimed South African Youth Choir (SAYC) is one of the most exciting choral projects in the world today. Since its inception in 2005, the choir has showcased its vast abilities on both local and international platform, entertaining a variety of audiences across the globe. The Choir has positioned itself as one of the most sought-after performance choirs in South Africa and regularly performs and records with various local and international artists. The Choir currently consists of 54 high school learners and students between the ages of 13 – 25 years from all over South Africa, representing the diverse cultures of the country. In the true spirit of UBUNTU, the SAYC is a celebration of unity within cultural diversity.

Join us for a night of world-class choral music in Gallery 8, with the option of a three-course dinner before the show at The Skotnes Restaurant.

  • Tickets cost R500 for the show, including dinner.
  • Tickets cost R200 for the show only, excluding dinner.
  • Dinner commences at 18:00 sharp, and the show starts at 20:30. General Members and Art Club Members get 10% discount on dinner tickets.
  • All tickets are inclusive of admission to our galleries which can be enjoyed from 17:00.

Contact events@norvalfoundation.org

Contact events@norvalfoundation.org or click below to book tickets

 

July 2018

2
Hildegard Lernt Fliegen (SUI)

Hildegard Lernt Fliegen is an ambitious and daring sextet from Switzerland that features some of Europe’s top jazz musicians. The group is on a quest for musical ingenuity and walk a continuous tightrope between jazzy exuberance and quirky humour.

Join us for a night of jazz, Gluhwein and winter comfort food at The Skotnes restaurant, with a performance in Gallery 8 thereafter.

Tickets cost R450 for the performance and includes Dinner & Gluhwein
Tickets cost R200 for the performance only, excluding dinner.

Dinner commences at 18:00, and the show will start at 20:30 sharp.

General Members get 10% off, and Art Club Members get 20% off.

Book online below or contact events@norvalfoundation.org

 

June 2018

9
Kyle Shepherd Performance
The Norval Foundation concert programme kicks off with an intimate performance by Kyle Shepherd in Gallery 8. Kyle Shepherd is arguably one of South Africa’s leading progressive pianists, composers and bandleaders of his generation. Internationally recognised for his distinctive compositional style and performances, Shepherd has made a huge impression on debut as a film score composer for the critically acclaimed film, Noem My Skollie. 

Join us for a dinner on June 9th from 18:30 – 22.30 at The Skotnes Restaurant and a performance in Gallery 8 thereafter.

Tickets cost R435 for the performance and includes the three-course dinner.
Tickets cost R200 for the performance only, excluding dinner.

Book online below or contact events@norvalfoundation.org