Darling Music Experience: 11-14 Feb 2010

Darling Music ExperienceA celebration of the good things in life… a sensual feast of classical and contemporary music, jazz, food, wine and big-hearted country hospitality.

The Darling Music Experience is now in its 5th year and aims to present small concerts in a rural setting for both lovers of classical and more popular music.

A top local composer is commissioned every year to write a piece especially for the festival and in doing so the Darling Music Experience nurtures and showcases the exceptional talent we have in our country.
The venues for the concerts vary between scenic wine estates, Darling’s lovely old Presbyterian Church, village barns, and even a vlei. Delicious local food and the well known Darling wines play an integral role in the DME and enhances the whole experience for concertgoers.
Kids can enjoy the DME Musical Rally, a fun event encouraging them “to use their ears as eyes”.

THURSDAY 11 February 2010, 12h00
Up Close & Personal – an intimate lunch with Concert Pianist Andreas Kern
Admission: R250
Venue: Hilda’s Kitchen, Groote Post
Limited seats are available for this exclusive intimate lunch with German concert pianist Andreas Kern. Passionate about classical music, Andreas will chat to you about music and life as a concert pianist. Afterwards together with Andreas, taste Groote Post Wines and enjoy a delicious lunch at Hilda’s kitchen.

Darling winesFRIDAY 12 February 2010, 18h30
Concert with the DME Festival Choir
Admission: Free
Venue: Ormonde Wine Estate, Langfontein Rd, Darling A wide range of popular choir works, both sacred and secular, will be performed in front of the old Manor House. Bring your own chairs or blankets.

FRIDAY 12 February 2010, 20h00
DME Rising Stars
Admission: R100 per person
Venue: Presbyterian Church, Pastorie Street Saxophonist Hamman Schoonwinkel and Myles Roberts, winners of the Artscape National Youth Music Competition 2009, team up to create an eclectic programme of classical music including: Poulenc, Sonate; J. Demersseman, Fantasie; D. Milhaud, Scaramouche; P. Gaubert, Intermede Champetre; P. Iturralde, Pequena Czardas.

SATURDAY 13 February 2010, 10h00
Film Screening “El Systema”
Admission: Free
Venue: Evita se Perron, Arcadia Street
This multi award winning recently released documentary covers the extraordinary success of this famous music education initiative in Venezuela.

Darling Music ExperienceSATURDAY 13 February 2010, 13h00
DME Classic Lunch
Admission: R350 includes meal and wine
Venue: !Kwa ttu
A wicked combination of not one but four of life’s greatest pleasures. Wine, Food, live classical Music and a fantastic view. The highly trained !Kwa ttu Chef, Vivienne Pieterson, has planned an exclusive four course meal paired with delicious wines. Andreas Kern will interpret, on the piano, the essence of the dishes and the wine prepared especially for the DME.

SATURDAY 13 February 2010, 16h00
The Ormonde Musical Wine Tasting Concert
Admission: R100 per person
Venue: Ormonde Wine Estate, Langfontein Rd, Darling Enjoy a concert amongst leafy green vines and the ambience of a summers afternoon with the DME Chamber Orchestra. Their programme includes Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Vivaldi: Summer and Shostokowitsch: Waltz No 2. Sit on hay bales or your own chairs and blankets and enjoy a picnic ( bring your own ). The delicious wines from the award winning Ormonde Wine Estate will be tasted. Aaah Life is beautiful.

SATURDAY 13 February 2010, 16h00
The DME Olympiad – a musical fun rally for kids.
Admission: Free
Venue: Ormonde Wine Estate, Langfontein Rd, Darling Whilst the parents are enjoying the wine tasting concert, flutist Dillon Peters will take your kids on a tour of music and fun following the Darling Music Experience motto: use your ears as eyes.

SATURDAY 13 February 2010, 19h00
Piano Concerto: The Duel
Admission: R100
Venue: The Darling Vintage Transport Museum, Hill Street, Darling This is no ordinary concert in no ordinary venue. It will be performed by pianists Andreas Kern and Tertia Visser in the form of a duel. You the audience will be the jury. Programme includes Chopin: Opus 10 and 25; Debussy: Claire de Lune & Lisle Joyeuse; Bach: Prelude d-minor & e-flat minor; Schumann: Toccatta; Schubert: Impromptus g-flat major SUNDAY 14 February 2010 9h00
Interdenominational Church Service
– with the DME Festival Choir
Admission: Free
Venue: The “Vlei”, behind Evita se Perron Celebrate life and the beauty of it together with the locals in this rural outdoor setting. Bring your own chair or blanket and don’t forget a sunhat.

SUNDAY 14 February 2010, 12h30
The Tukulu Jazz Lunch
Admission: R250 includes meal and wine
Venue: The Marmalade Cat, Main Road, Darling It’s Valentines Day! Bring your special friends and enjoy west coast style jazz with The West Coast Jazz Co, perfect for a summers day in the quirky Marmalade Cat Barn.
The programme includes Killer Joe ( Benny Golson ), Moanin’ ( Bobby Timmons ), On a Clear Day ( Lerner / Lane ), Cute ( Neil Hefti ), Satin Doll ( Ellington / Strayhorn / Mercer ) and God Bless the Child ( Herzog / Holiday).

SUNDAY 14 February 2010, 17h30
The DME World Premier Concert
Admission: R100
Venue: Presbyterian Church, Pastorie Street, Darling The final highlight of this festival. The DME has again commissioned a piece of classical music. This year the young and brilliant composer Matthijs van Dyk has written for us the “Clarinet Quintet No. 2: Dances of Moonlight”. By popular demand this world premier will be followed by Hendrik Hofmeyr’s “Song of the Summerwind” for flute and violine, last years commission. Among the musicians: Farida Bacharova, Maria du Toit and Owen Brits. Dancer Mamela Nyamza, will ad a special facet to this extraordinary line-up.

DME Festival website:

Book through Computicket: www.computicket.com or tel 083 915 8000

Mary on 082 684 5575 or mary@toucancape.co.za

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