Two times SAMA nominated Cellist Carol Thorns will be performing a lunchtime concert at Grande Provence Wine Estate in Franschhoek.
Celebrated as South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns’ engaging performance style and innovative musical concepts have seen her opening for Vanessa Mae and Elton John.
A sought-after performer, she has played at prestigious events throughout SA, Europe and the UAE. Her portfolio of original cello projects, Red Cello Productions, include show-stopper acts such as The Bubble, Rosanthorn Trio, CODA Africa and The Galaxy Dress.
On her solo album Sanctuary her sumptuous cello gives listeners a chance to connect to a more soulful world as it glides over layered strings, piano and orchestra. Sanctuary is nominated for best Instrumental Album at the 2023 South Africa Music Awards (SAMA’s).
“This time of year is all about the harvest in our valley”, says Thorns. “In our fast-paced world I am drawn to music that provides space to think, and breathe and just be. Many people are not aware of the power of music to provide this respite. I love mothing more than to coax people to an appreciation of Classical music. In a way, this concert is a harvesting of creativity grown over a long season. My cello music was first created during the COVID years and went on to become my SAMA-nominated album Sanctuary. The music I perform with Renate and Zami is harvested from 10 years of performing together. (with many adventures along the way)!”
Thorns will be joined by her colleagues from the popular Afro-fusion band CODA Africa, Zami Mdingi (vocalist) and Renate Riedemann (violinist) to present an eclectic and varied programme of music.
Date: 25 Feb 2024
Venue: Grande Provence Wine Estate (Art Gallery)
Tickets from Quicket: quicket.co.za/events/232359-carol-thorns-in-concert/
Concert only: R250 per person.
Concert and Harvest Table: R750 per person.