Concert Diary

Tankwa Classics 2023 in the Karoo

TANKWA CLASSICS 2023 invites you to join us as we celebrate the arts and music amid the picturesque Karoo hinterland, underneath a million karoo stars, in our million-year-old canyon. In a celebration of the senses, our programme brings together, wind ensembles, pianists, cellists, opera singers, and flutes – all in combination with delicious cuisine, in the heart of the Tankwa Karoo. 


Sleep under the stars, or 'glamp' it up with a range of accommodation options. In-between performances, enjoy our 'karoo'-style infinity dam, nature walks or take a stroll along our art walk, to the infamous canyon – whatever the heart desires. If you are a lover of nature, breath-taking classical musical performances, stargazing, open spaces, and the tech-free, fresh air – then this is a weekend not to be missed!


The festival takes place from Friday 24 March until Sunday 26 March 2023. Five concerts featuring 16 of South Africa's top instrumentalists and singers will collaborate with the musical director, Elna van der Merwe to present an unforgettable musical programme. Musicians include: Pianist Elna van der Merwe,  Violinists Zanta Hofmeyr, Suzanne Martens, Petrus de Beer, Cellists Peter Martens, Susan Mouton, Anmarie van der Westhuizen, Violists Jeanne-Louise Moolman, Karen Gaertner, Flautist Liesl Stoltz, Singers Minette du Toit -Pierce, Lynelle Kenned, Zanne Stapelberg, Conroy Scott, Niel Rademan and Louis Loock. 


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Zanta Hofmeyr