Brooklyn Theatre has been in operation since 1994, bringing opera lovers a variety of classical music performances. From Mozart's The Magic Flute to Broadway musicals and even the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra's annual concerts, the Brooklyn Theatre is the place to go for an all round classical musical experience. This February, the theatre has a ton in store for you. Here are our top picks for the month of love.
Beethoven Complete Cello Sonatas
This February, Peter Martens (Cello) and Megan-Geoffrey Prins (Piano) will perform Beethoven's complete cello sonatas at Brooklyn Theatre. Transporting you through various moments in the composer's life, this concert offers audiences an incredibly intimate conversation with Beethoven's work. This is a definite must-attend for cello and piano enthusiasts!
Beethoven was undoubtedly largely responsible for the re-elevation of the cello as a major player in chamber music. Following a decline of such compositions, Beethoven wrote his first sonatas for piano with cello obbligato in 1797. However, despite their title, the cello's role in the duo sonatas was already quite significant.
Beethoven returned to the cello two more times during his career, once with the much-beloved Op. 69 A major Sonata, and again with the two sonatas of Op. 102. Each time, the complexity of the sonatas increased, as did the independence of the cello, paving the way for future generations of composers. Works of this significance have, of course, been recorded and performed countless times, however Martens and Prins are sure to give them new life. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!
When Is It?
Sunday, 09 February 2020 at 11:00 and 15:00.
Adult: R150 - R210 per person
(Senior (60+) / Student(21-): R110 - R160 per person
Piaf The Legend
Edith Piaf, the French songstress famed for her heartbreaking ballads, often used her own life experiences as inspiration for her music. With a life story as powerful as her iconic voice, Piaf makes the perfect persona for a special tribute by none other than Brooklyn Theatre favourite, Camille Favre-Bulle.
Regular patrons will recall Camille’s splendid performances in Echoes of Paris, Somewhere in France with You and Sarvil the Musical.
Now, for the forthcoming dedication to Piaf, Salon Music and Camille have put their heads together to compile a gem of a programme with amazing hits. Many of Piaf’s songs reveal her earlier life on the streets of Paris. This programme will include the great hits, such as Non, je ne regrette rien, La vie en Rose, Milord and many more.
If you are looking for nostalgic entertainment, this remarkable show about a remarkable woman is just for you. It's the perfect surprise for a Valentine's Day outing with your special someone.
Get your tickets now, you won’t regret it.
When Is It?
Friday, 14 February 2020 - Sunday, 16 February 2020.
Adult: R230 - R320 per person
Senior(60+) / Student(21-): R180 - R270 per person
Acclaimed British Violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck Is Back!
Renowned British violinist, Rupert Marshall-Luck returns to the Brooklyn Theatre with pianist Peter Cartwright this February. Hailed by BBC Music Magazine for his "handsome tone and laser-like tuning", Rupert Marshall-Luck is acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for the verve, commitment and intelligence of his performances. Together with Cartwright, he will perform a selection of classical music pieces by Mozart, Bach and Beethoven for Gauteng audiences.
Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major for Piano and Violin, KV378
Bach: Partita for Solo Violin in B minor, BWV1002
Mozart: Rondo in D for Piano, KV485
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in C minor, op.30 no.2
Don't miss this very special performance by a super talent in the music world.
When Is It?
Sunday, 23 February 2020 from 15:00 - 17:00.
Adults: R170 - R210 per person
Senior(60+) / Student(21-): R120 - R160 per person
Cinema Symphony: Music From The Movies
What would cinema be without those great, rising symphonies right at the moment of peak dramatic action? Celebrate the magic of movie music with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra at Brooklyn Theatre this February. Performing a splendid selection from arthouse and popular films, the orchestra will take you on a journey through some of your favourite movie moments. Think 2001 Space Odyssey, Amadeus, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Out of Africa, Cider House Rules, Chocolat and Pretty Woman.
The programme will feature instrumental works and some vocal music performed by singers from the Loveline Arts Foundation. Book your tickets now!
Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020 - Sunday, 01 March 2020.
Adult: R360 - R450 per person
Senior(60+) / Student(21-): R180 - R310 per person
For More Information
Details: Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop 21/Theatre, C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets, Menlo Park, Brooklyn, Pretoria, Gauteng | (012) 460 6033 | [email protected]