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The Darling Music Experience

25 – 27 February 2011

The Darling Music Experience

Lovers of excellent music, food and wine are once again in for a treat. The Darling Music Experience, under the artistic directorship of South Africa born German pianist Andreas Kern takes place in Darling. The music on offer varies between classical and contemporary chamber music, popular choir works and Jazz, bringing together community ensembles and soloists with well known national and international musicians.

Programme of events:

Friday 25 February 2011

Darling Music Experience Festival Choir

19h30 NG Kerk Darling

Excerpts from ROSSINI’S “LA PETITE MESSE SOLONNELLE : A refined, elegant and unusual piece by a composer better know for comic opera.


Launch of the music education initiative DARLING MUSIC FOR ALL/DARLING MUSIEK VIR ALMAL with the Millenium Quartet from Venezuela representing “El Sistema’

Admission: Free (Donations welcome)

Saturday 26 February

KIDS CORNER “Use Your Ears as Eyes

10h00 EDC Centre Darling Swimming Pool

Workshop for children with the Millenium Quartet
Admission: free

Saturday 26 February

Darling Cellars Classic Lunch

12h30 Evita se Perron, Old Darling Station

Pianist Andreas Kern and Cape Food guru Judy Badenhorst

You hear what you eat and you eat what you hear.

Andreas will interpret, on the piano, the essence of the dishes prepared by Judy. The recipes will be taken from Evita Bezuidenhout’s highly successful Kossie Sikelela cook book.

Admission: R245 per person (includes lunch and wine with the meal)

Saturday 26 February 2011

MoZuluArt” The Ormonde Afternoon Concert: Zulu Meets Mozart

16h00 Ormonde Wine Estate Darling Langfontein Street

The first appearance in South Africa of Dumisano “Ramadu” Moyo, voc + perc., Blessings

“Nqo” Nkomo voc., Vusu Mkhaya voc., and Roland Guggenbichler, piano.

Bring your own picnic (gates open at 15h00), taste the Ormonde wines (tasting room open until 17h00 and sale of wine by the glass until 18h30) and celebrate with us the fusion of traditional African music and European classic; a marriage made in heaven.

Admission: R120 per person

Saturday 26 February 2011


Andreas Kern and Tertia Visser

19H30 The Darling Museum Barn, Corner Pastorie and Hill Street

This is no ordinary concert in an extraordinary venue. It will be performed by classical pianists Andreas Kern and Tertia Visser in the form of a duel on two Grand Pianos.

Will Tertia succeed to take revenge on Andreas for last year’s defeat? You the audience will be the jury. Enjoy an evening of fine classical music with a twinkle.

Admission: R100

Sunday 27 February


9h30 VGK KERK Somerset Street Darling

Sunday 27 February 2011


11h00 Evita se Perron, Old Darling Station

The fascinating story of the Feseka High School Choir in Guguletu

Admission Free (Donations for Feseka welcome)

Sunday 27 February 2011


13h00 Strandkombuis, 16 mile Beach, Yzerfontein

The B Sharp Ensemble

A jazz session on the beach with Graham Jacobs and Friends who will electrify all Jazz fans and the cool West Coast rock lobsters, too.

Admission: R275 (includes lunch and wine with meal)

Sunday 27 February

17h00 The Presbyterian Church, Darling, Pastorie Street

“Farida Bacharova, violin (tbc), Owen Britz, flute (tbc), Christo Jankowitz, Piano


The DME has again commissioned a piece of classical music, this year by the young composer Christo Jankowitz who will also perform on the piano.

Followed by

Rober Brooks, Tenor, and Gisela de Villiers, Piano


As a final highlight of the festival Robert Brooks, South African tenor with an international career, wil, accompanied by Gisela de Villiers, sing Lider by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann – Irish and Afrikaans Folk Songs – Tangos by Carlos Gardel – Popular Light Classics from Film and Musical.

Admission: R50


Season Tickets for all concerts are available at R 700 (includes two lunches with wine).

Profits from ticket sales and all donations will go to the music education initiative DARLING MUSIC FOR ALL / DARLING MUSIEK VIR ALMAL for music tuition, the purchase of instruments and the funding of scholarships.

For more info:, Alfred 072 015 1653 or

BOOKINGS from mid January 2011 Please contact Chanda 083 760 3626 and

(For the concert at Evita se Perron only) Beryl 022 492 3930