Theatre on the Square resumes its Weekly Classical Music Concert Series from the 26th of January 2024 with exceptional world-class performances.

It proudly boasts being the only venue in South Africa that hosts lunch time classical music concerts on a regular weekly basis. This has been on going for decades. The classical programme is often interspersed with various genres of music for diverse entertainment.


Theatre on the Square not only offers artists an opportunity to perform, but also provides a platform for music collaborations and the presentation of established and original works in small ensemble groups. The programme hosts visiting International musicians from time to time, but mostly launches our exceptional South African musical talents. Some young musicians who have launched their careers at the theatre include violist Pendo Masote and young pianist Iman Bulbulia, who has performed at Carnegie Hall.
Most of all, it is a joyous daytime event for lovers of music, old and young.


Join us on Fridays as some of South Africa’s finest musicians grace our stage.
The concert series is held every Friday at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office from 12:30 pm, with prices set at R100 or R60 for members. For more info, visit www.theatreonthesquare.co.za or call the theatre on 011 883 8606

CONCERT LINE UP:

Friday, 26th January: Zanta Hofmeyer (violin) and Olive Sandilands (piano)
Leading violinist Zanta Hofmeyer and pianist Olive Sandilands will present works by Mozart (Sonata in G Major), works by Tomasso Vitali and Tango by John Williams.

Friday, 2nd February: Soweto Opera Quadro
This brilliant quadro, led by Edward Mabunda, will sing a repertoire of uplifting songs with an unusual mix of three tenors and a baritone.

Friday, 9th February: Ziza Muftic Trio
The Ziza Muftic Trio presents “A Song For You”. Discover the magic of Ziza Muftic, renowned jazz vocalist, pianist and composer, whose unique blend of sound, includes Balkan and European Folk Songs, and American and original South African Jazz arrangements. Classically trained on the piano, Ziza will be accompanied by her ensemble of electric guitar and upright bass, with David Cousins and Amaeshi Ikechi.

Friday, 16th February: Piano & Cello concert with Malcolm Nay and Susan Mouton
Leading South African pianist, Malcolm Nay teams up with JPO principal cellist, Susan Mouton for a programme of music by Brahms and Beethoven.

Friday, 23rd February: Melanie Hofmeyer, Handri Loots and Bobby Van Der Walt – flute trio
A unique flute trio with Melanie Hofmeyer, Handri Loots and Bobby Van Der Walt. Works include ‘Flute Trio’ by Herman Beeftink, a Celtic suite, ‘Flutes on Holiday’ by Jacques Casterede, ‘Trio’ by Alexander Tcherepnin and Beethoven to name a few.

Friday, 1st March: NO CONCERT – JOBURG FILM FESTIVAL.

Friday, 8th March: Cherry Pill
The popular violin and guitar duo, featuring violinist Kristel Birkholtz and guitarist Rory Gaddin, who never fail to uplift and entertain.

Friday, 15th March: Jannie Du Toit, Susan Mouton and Chanie Jonker
Well-loved singer/song writer and guitarist Jannie Du Toit, together with cellist Susan Mouton and pianist Chanie Jonker, will allow audiences to glide through a whirlwind of stories, emotions, languages and musical styles, with songs from The Beatles to Jacques Brel.

Friday, 22nd March: The Renaissance Choir
Adam Goldin and the acclaimed Renaissance Choir featuring Leigh Nudelman will raise the rafters with their special programme.

Friday, 29th March: NO CONCERT – GOOD FRIDAY

Friday, 5th April: Berthine Van Schoor and Annalien Ball
Cellist Berthine Van Schoor, accompanied by Annalien Ball on the piano commemorate World Art Day through the magic of their interesting music choices. On the 15th of April each year, World Art Day is celebrated internationally with exhibitions and concerts. This day commemorates the birthday of one of the most famous artists who ever lived, the Italian Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci. Berthine Van Schoor (cello) and Annalien Ball (piano) will take the listener on an imaginary journey through different style periods and countries, as well as perform pieces dedicated to specific artists (like Vincent Van Gogh) or paintings (To a Water Lily). This programme showcases the unique bond between the visual arts and music.

Friday, 12th April: Merryl Nellie and Eugene Joubert
A rare visit by flautist Merryl Nellie now living in Canada and local pianist Eugene Joubert, who will be joining forces to present ‘Water’s Tale’. The programme includes works by Carl Reinecke Flute Sonata “Undine”, Daniel Dorff’s Sonata “Three Lakes” and Gaubert’s “Sur L’eau”.

Friday, 19th April: Dillon Davey, Henna Davey and Chris Mostert
“Music for a While” is a stunning collection of music written in the Renaissance and Early Baroque for voices, and instruments. The concert will feature the antique sound of the theorbo, the giant lute invented around 1600 and music by composers Monteverdi, Dowland, Purcell and Cavalli. This trio will take audiences back in time to experience the sound of the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Friday, 26th April: Elena Zlatkova
Renowned violinist Elena Zlatkova will grace the stage with her mesmerising violin performance. She will play two movements from Bach Sonata for solo violin as well as the 1st movement of Mozart no.3 violin concerto accompanied by piano.

Friday, 3rd May: Laura Pauno
Brilliant pianist Laura Pauno will be back with her exciting new programme called “A Golden Mirror to the Past”, with works by Beethoven and Schumann.

Friday, 10th May: Isabel Bradley
Flautist Isabel Bradley presents a flute and piano recital titled “Flute and Friend”.

Friday, 17th May: Khanyi Mtetwa
Multiple award winning International musician Khanyi Mtetwa will present a programme of South African and International flute pieces. She will be playing Ibert Flute Concerto and Bolling Jazz suite. This is a programme of virtuosic music for flute that crosses the genre boundaries of classical and jazz.

Friday, 24th May: Sunset Serenade
We welcome back the incredible Sunset Serenade quintet with a programme of popular light classics.

Friday, 31st May: Sonja Van Zyl and Miro Chakaryan
Concert master and first violinist of the JPO, Miro Chakaryan, teams up with accomplished pianist Sonja Van Zyl to present ‘From Norway to France’ with works by E. Grieg and C. Franck.



*Schedule subject to change* All concerts will be held on Friday afternoons at 1pm. Tickets are available at the theatre box office one hour before each performance. Please note that seating is unreserved, so early arrival is recommended. For those interested in becoming a Theatre Member, please contact Daphne at theatreonthesquare@gmail.com