The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre Summer Music Series 2017/18

The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre Summer Music Series 2017/18

An evening under the stars with live music, a delicious picnic, in a charming country setting… Hello summer!

The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, with its beautiful Spanish architecture and wonderful views of the Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards, must surely be one of the most magical open-air theatres in the world. And, for the past 40 years, it has been a popular performance venue for local musicians and theatre productions, attracting music and theatre lovers from far and wide for a wonderful evening of entertainment under the stars.

What makes the picturesque setting even more special is the wide-open lawn, where concert-goers can enjoy an alfresco picnic (bring your own) before the show. Sundays are a family affair so bring the little ones (children under 12 enter for free), and enjoy the Sunday Sunset Series on the lawn.

Don’t miss a beat

Once again Oude Libertas has put together a stellar lineup of performances for the duration of summer, including Nataniël, renowned conductor Richard Cock, Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) and songstress Melanie Scholtz.

Diarise the date for the 2017/18 lineup:  

Date Time Artist Description
8 December 2017 8.15pm Radio Kalahari Orkes A musical mix of Ghoema, Latin and African music, including anything else that can be found along the dirt road
9 December 2017 8.15pm Coenie De Villiers 10 Fingers A mix of old compositions and brand-new material
10 December 2017 6.30pm Andrew Young Sax, Blues and Rock & Roll An eclectic mix of blues and rock `n roll
13 – 14 December 2017 8.15pm Richard Cock and Friends Zolani & Co The well-known conductor is joined on stage by Freshlyground’s Zolani Mahola and Adeliah Douw
15 December 2017 8.15pm Carmen Petit Bizet A concert version of one of the most popular operas in the classical canon is condensed into an hour
16 – 17 December 2017 7pm Christmas Carols & Richard Cock Richard Cock and Siyabonga Maqungo will entertain Christmas sing-along enthusiasts
20 December 2017 8.15pm African Angels 8 New Voices Eight soloists offer their glorious voices to works by Strauss, Lehar, Bernstein, Gershwin and Khumalo, accompanied by pianist Paul Ferreira
21 December 2017 8.15pm Amanda Strydom So Onner Deur Die Maan A musical performance by Amanda Strydom
22 December 2017 8.15pm Schubert, Siyabonga, Richard Cock An evening of Schubert with Siyabonga Maqungo, Richard Cock and a brilliant ensemble of players
29 December 2017 8.15pm Cape Town Tango & Melanie Scholtz Upbeat instrumental numbers by CT Tango Ensemble and some moving vocal tunes by Melanie Scholtz
31 December 2017 8.15pm New Years Bliss Bash Blast An exciting compilation of festive music by some of South Africa’s favourite  artists
13 January 2018 8.15pm Richard Cock Viennese Night A wonderful programme of marching and waltzing music from unique composers, Johann and Richard Strauss, and others
19 January 2018 8.15pm 40 Fingers 40 Fingers Piano A celebration of the 40th birthday of the Oude Libertas Theatre`s Steinway piano. Eight talented pianists (40 fingers) will perform never-before-heard arrangements from Baroque to Boogie, Beethoven and Billie Joel
20 January 2018 8.15pm Vivaldi Four Seasons Vivaldi’s Four Season Concerto performed by local talents
 21 January 2018  6.30pm  Sterling EQ & Friends  Award-winning instrumental-pop group Sterling EQ teams up with four of SA’s top instrumentalists
 26 – 27 January 2018  8.15pm  Laurika Rauch & Loki Rothman  A warming collaboration by Laurika (vocalist) and Loki (guitarist)
 28 January 2018  6.30pm  Rieldans Nuwe Graskoue Trappers  Dance champions perform at Oude Libertas for the third time
 3 February 2018  8.15pm  Beethoven Tango with Zanta & Charl  A combination of Hofmeyr’s classical technique with the improvisatory magic of contemporary piano
 4 February 2018  6.30pm  Rosanthorn Red Cello Trio  Three innovative cellists in a fresh, new context.
7 – 10 February 2018  8.15pm  Nataniël Reign or Shine  A performance about resilience using songs by some of the world’s greatest
 11 February 2018  6.30pm  Big Band Blast with Ian Smith  A musical journey through eras reflecting the versatility of the big band
 14 February 2018  8.15pm  Love Is In The Air  Thembeka Mnguni and Samantha Leonard (The Voice SA) take centre stage for this classic celebration of love
 16 February 2018  8.15pm  Swinging Sixties Celebrate 60s  The swinging sounds of the Sixties sung by Lynelle and Tiro
 17 February 2018  8.15pm  Mandolino Napoletano  A Romantic programme of famous Neapolitan Café songs performed on the mandolin
 23 February 2018  8.15pm  Bottomless Coffee Band CD Launch  Cape Town-based Husband-and-Wife, Multi-Instrumental Duo perform tracks from their newest album
 25 February 2018 6.30pm  Andrew Young & Diamonds & Strings  Andrew Young takes his musical journey full circle
 2 March 2018  8.15pm  Mozart Magic Marriage Madness  A medley of opera scenes from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Der Zauberflote and Cosi Fan Tutte
 7 – 10 March 2018  8.15pm  Romeo & Juliet Ballet  The classic story resounds in the new choreography of Robin van Wyk, created especially for the Oude Libertas Theatre
 11 March 2018 6.30pm  Ike Moriz & His Swing Band Hits  Acclaimed international singer and actor, Ike Moriz returns from his European tour to perform

The Christmas Carols concert (16 – 17 December) and New Year’s Eve concert (31 December) are particularly good shows, so it’s advised to book in advance.


Next Event: 16 December 2017


Sunday Sunset Series, 6.30
Christmas Carols, 7pm


Oude Libertas Amphitheatre
Oude Libertas Road Stellenbosch Western Cape


021 809 7473/7380


R160 – R250
Tickets available from Computicket


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 04 December 2017

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