Located in the serene Steenberg wetlands, with the majestic Constantiaberg mountains to the one side and the verdant forests of Steenberg on the other, Norval Foundation is a world-class art destination, and Cape Town’s answer to MOMA. Having established itself as one of the Mother City’s premier art destinations, Norval is proud to announce the Norval Foundation Concert Series 2019.
Art within art
As a champion of innovation and creative expression, Norval Foundation has invited like-minded musicians to perform in the double-volume Gallery 8. Each performance will essentially take place within an exhibition, with the musicians surrounded by the art on display.
Labour of Many by Ibrahim Mahama is the current exhibition in question, and is on display until 11 August 2019. By draping the walls, floors and windows of the nine-metre-high gallery space in hessian cocoa-bean sacks from Ghana, the exhibition makes a powerful commentary on Africa’s role in the global exchange of resources, and the exploitation of its labour force. (Ghana is the second-largest cocoa exporter in the world, and these are the original sacks used to transport cocoa, and then charcoal, through Ghana.)
The concert series includes local and international musicians from a range of genres including jazz, folk, rock and classical.
Here’s a list of musicians who will be performing:
Emanuele Cisi Quartet
Born in Turin, Italy, in 1964, this self-taught musician is a stalwart on the European jazz scene, combining tradition with a personal and refined sound and an energetic style.
The Mozambican jazz-saxophonist and composer has seven award-winning albums to his name, and has produced music for a number of African artists and documentaries.
The platinum-selling singer-songwriter has released multiple albums, toured with U2 and The Rolling Stones, and performed internationally at Glastonbury and V Festival.
Hailing from Riversdale, South Africa, this young musician was named Standard Bank Young Artist in Music of 2019, and his recent performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 were praised for their technical precision and transcendent interpretation.
General admission costs R200, but should you wish to enjoy a three-course dinner at Skotnes Restaurant before the show, R500 will secure your seat.
|Date & Time||Performer||Cost||Book|
|2 June, 6.30pm – 9.30pm||Megan-Geoffrey Prins||R200||Book Now|
|16 June, 5pm – 6.30pm||Mandla Mlangeni||R200||Book Now|
|29 June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm||Arno Carstens||R200||Book Now|
|27 July, 6.30pm – 9.30pm||Reza Khota Quartet||R200||Book Now|