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CHOPIN & CHAMPAGNE
 
Gina Beukes (violin) & Helen Leek (piano)
 
Saturday 27 July 18:00
Sunday 28 July 15:00
 

South African violinist / violist, Gina Beukes, currently residing in Belgium, returns to her homeland with a highly original programme, featuring favourite works by Chopin, adapted for violin and piano. She will be accompanied by the UK pianist, Helen Leek.

Much of Chopin’s piano writing features exquisite melodies that can be easily adapted to be performed on the violin. A perfect example is the marvellous Opus posthumous Nocturne in C sharp Minor, which was first performed by the French violinist, Ginette Niveau. This opened up a whole world of Chopin works that were adapted for violin by various composers. Beukes and Leek collected these arrangements and performed them in concert to high acclaim in the UK.

The main work in this programme is the famous Chopin Cello Sonata, performed by GIna on the viola. Much like Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, which is succesfully performed on both viola and cello, the Chopin Sonata lends itself equally well as a viola showpiece.

The remainder of the programme comprises a selection of Nocturnes, Etudes and Waltzes, making for a hugely accessible and enjoyable listening experience, for lovers of Chopin’s music.

PROGRAMME

Cello Sonata in G minor, opus 65 (performed on the viola)
Allegro moderato
Scherzo
Largo
Finale. Allegro
Etude, Opus 25 no. 7
Etude opus 10 no. 6
(Chopin - Glazunov)
Prelude Op. 28 no. 4
Prelude Op. 28 no. 6
Nocturne in C# minor - Opus posthumous (Sarasate)
Nocturne Opus 9 no. 2
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 7
Waltz - opus 64 no. 2
Waltz - Opus 34 no. 2

Ticket sales:

Saturday 27 July 18:00
Sunday 28 July 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R290   Block B (Adult) - R200
Block A Senior(60+) / Student(21-) - R240   Block B Senior(60+) / Student(21-) - R160
Block C (Row P, Q, R) - R160  

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

TRANSPORT TO THEATRE

  1. UBER
  2. GAUTRAIN Time table for SUNDAY concerts at 15:00
  3. DKS is an exclusive chauffeur service. Offering 24 Hour group or individual short or long distance transfers.
    www.dks.co.za