La Motte Classical Music Concert Programme

13 July 2013

French Festivities – Zanne Stapelberg (soprano) and Francois du Toit (piano)

Zanne Stapelberg

As part of the annual Bastille festival in Franschhoek, acclaimed South African soprano Zanne Stapelberg and well-known pianist Francois du Toit will present a special programme of French music which includes Je Veux Vivre from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod, Fantoches from Fête Galante and Nuit et Jour by Cole Porter, as well as selected Piano works by Chopin. This French-inspired programme will conclude on a lighter note with works by Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf.

14 September 2013

Sarita Uranovsky (violin) and Tetia Visser-Downie (piano)

Sarita Uranovsky

Currently pursuing a concert and teaching career in the United States of America, Sarita Uranovsky, a native of Cape Town, began playing the violin at age 7. Since her debut at the age of 15, she has appeared as soloist with various orchestras across the globe and in recital on stages worldwide.

Me Uranovsky has been Concertmaster of the Orchestra Geminiani de Fallonica (Italy), the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra (UK) and Assistant Concertmaster of the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. She performed regularly for Sir Yehudi Menuhin’s “Live Music Now!” scheme while in the United Kingdom and appeared as first violinist of the RSAMD Quartet in concert for HRH Prince Charles, HRH Princess Anne and at the church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields.

Her appearance at La Motte is part of her first South African concert tour on which she is accompanied on piano by Tertia Visser-Downie. The recital includes two of the most popular and beloved works in the entire violin repertoire: Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor and Brahms’ Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor. They will also perform the Estonian composer Arvo Part’s short, but hauntingly beautiful Spiegel am Spiegel.

Concert information & Reservation details:

Admission: R170

Reservations: Angela at +27(0)21 876 8000 or

La Motte Estate’s gates only open at 18:00.

The La Motte Farm Shop will be open from 18:00 to 19:00.

Concert starts promptly at 19:00.

Concert-goers with dinner reservations at Pierneef à La Motte should please be seated in the restaurant by 20:30.

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