Maynardville 2024: Rachmaninoff Rendezvous

Thu Jan 18, 19:30 - Thu Jan 18, 20:30

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre


Indulge in an exquisite evening of musical brilliance as Maynardville presents Rachmaninoff Rendezvous under the starry sky in the hundredth year of celebrating the timeless legacy of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Let the enchanting compositions sweep you away on a journey of emotions, as talented musicians bring his timeless masterpieces to life in a captivating outdoor setting.

In this extraordinary program, prepare to be mesmerised by Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor, a hauntingly beautiful piece for violin, cello and piano. The intertwining melodies of these instruments create a captivating atmosphere, taking the audience on an emotional journey they will cherish. Experience the sheer beauty and depth of Rachmaninoff's music as it resonates through the open air, touching your heart in a profound way.

Next on the program is Rachmaninoff's Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op.19. This profound composition showcases the expressive interplay between the cello and piano, evoking a range of emotions that will leave a lasting impact on listeners, resonating in their hearts long after the performance. Lose yourself in the poignant melodies and intricate harmonies as they intertwine to create an unforgettable experience.

The evening culminates with the grandeur of Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto in C minor, Op. 18, performed on two pianos. This monumental work, known for its sweeping melodies and technical brilliance, will be brought to life by accomplished pianists, Mike Wang and Elna van der Merwe, creating a truly captivating experience that will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in the power and majesty of Rachmaninoff's masterful concerto as the music reverberates through the open-air theatre, creating a moment of pure transcendence.

Join us at Maynardville as we pay tribute to Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the greatest musicians of all time. Let the enchanting music transport you to another realm as you enjoy a memorable evening under the stars, surrounded by the beauty of Maynardville's renowned open-air theatre setting.

With Suzanne Martens' enchanting violin, Babette Roosenschoon's soul-stirring cello, and the pianistic talents of Mike Wang and Elna van der Merwe, this unforgettable night promises to be a genuine and special experience that touches your soul.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Rachmaninoff's music at Maynardville Open Air Festival. Book your tickets now and embark on a timeless musical journey that will leave you inspired and uplifted.

Running Time: 60 minutes

Musicians: Mike Wang (piano), Elna van der Merwe (piano), Suzanne Martens (violin) & Babette Roosenschoon(cello)


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Romeo & Juliet
26 January 2024 - 24 February 2024

Transport yourself to the world of star-crossed lovers as Maynardville presents William Shakespeare's timeless masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet.

In the vibrant and tumultuous city of Verona, two teenagers become entangled in a passionate and forbidden romance that defies the bitter enmity between their feuding families.

In this captivating production, witness the power of love as it triumphs over adversity. Against the backdrop of a world consumed by strife, Romeo and Juliet are irresistibly drawn together, driven by a primal force that transcends societal boundaries. Their love becomes a beacon of hope and a testament to the boundless power of youthful passion. In the face of insurmountable obstacles, they navigate a treacherous path, fueled by desire, ecstasy, and unwavering determination.

Director: Geoffrey Hyland

Running Time: Approx. 110 minutes
No Interval
Cast will be announced at a later stage



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Timeless & Immortal

19 - 21 January 2024

An Orchestral Journey through Romeo and Juliet.

Indulge in an extraordinary musical experience that transcends time as the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra takes you on a captivating journey through the timeless tale of Romeo and Juliet. Prepare to be swept away by the romance, mystique, and poignant emotions of the world's most famous doomed lovers, as the orchestra's enchanting melodies evoke the essence of their tragic love story.

In this remarkable orchestral performance, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra goes beyond the familiar compositions of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, delving into the realm of Bernstein's Queen Mab and beyond. Through the universal language of music, the orchestra weaves a tapestry of emotions that extends far beyond the bounds of the known, inviting you to immerse yourself in a rich and diverse musical landscape.




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An Evening with Cape Town Opera:Puccini in the Park

Sun, 04 Feb 06:00 PM - Sun, 04 Feb 07:30 PM
This unique performance marks the centenary of Puccini’s death and will leave audiences captivated by the extraordinary artistry and passion of Cape Town Opera, Africa's only established opera company that celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024. 

The music of Puccini is synonymous with emotion and drama and opera is a performance genre where vocal prowess reigns supreme.  Audiences will be transported by extracts from La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot and more.  


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A Night at the Muscials

Sun, 11 Feb 06:00 PM - Sun, 11 Feb 07:30 PM
Immerse yourself in the magical world of classic musicals with "A Night at the Musicals," a special once-off concert that stays true to Maynardville's ethos of Classic Innovation. Prepare to be enchanted as beloved songs from iconic musicals such as Les Misérables, Chess, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, and West Side Story come to life on the Maynardville stage.


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Friends in Harmony: A Choral Celebration

Sun, 25 Feb 06:00 PM - Sun, 25 Feb 07:30 PM
Maynardville proudly presents the inaugural celebration of choir music in the 2024 season. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting voices of renowned choirs as they come together in perfect harmony, creating an evening of choral bliss that will resonate in your heart.



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Maynardville Evening Food Market
Adding vibrancy, enchantment, and delight, the 2024 Maynardville Evening Food Market will offer a variety of global cuisines, to provide Maynardville Open Air Festival goers with an elevated evening of wonder. 

Don't miss the opportunity to experience a celebration of Cape Town's gastronomic wonders, indulge your taste buds, discover new flavours, and mingle with fellow food enthusiasts.  Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply looking to satisfy your cravings, the Maynardville Evening Food Market promises to delight your taste buds with the rich and diverse flavours, textures and aromas that define Cape Town’s culinary landscape.


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All events are priced as follows:

Premium: R320
Tier 2: R250
Tier 3: R190


Pensioners & Students: 15% Off On All Tiers
Please Present ID On Arrival

Family of Four Discount: R260/R200 per four Premium/Tier 2 Tickets

School Block Bookings:

Contact Jeff for School Block Bookings and Rates
[email protected]
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18th Thursday Rachmaninoff Rendezvous 19:30

19th Friday CTPO Timeless & Immortal 20:15
20th Saturday CTPO Timeless & Immortal 20:15
21st Sunday CTPO Timeless & Immortal 20:15

26th Friday Romeo & Juliet Preview 1 (20:15)
27th Saturday Romeo & Juliet Preview 2 (20:15)
28th Sunday Romeo & Juliet Opening Night (20:15)

29th Monday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
30th Tuesday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
31st Wednesday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)


1st Thursday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)
2nd Friday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)
3rd Saturday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)

4th Sunday An Evening with Cape Town Opera (18:00)

5th Monday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
6th Tuesday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
7th Wednesday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)
8th Thursday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)
9th Friday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)
10th Saturday Romeo & Juliet (20:15)

11th A Night at The Musicals (18:00)

12th Monday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
13th Tuesday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
14th Wednesday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)
15th Thursday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)
16th Friday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)
17th Saturday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)

19th Monday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
20th Tuesday Romeo & Juliet Schools Evening (19:30)
21st Wednesday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)
22nd Thursday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)
23rd Friday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)
24th Saturday Romeo & Juliet (20:00)

25th Sunday Friends in Harmony: A Choral Celebration (18:00)


Maynardville 2024: Rachmaninoff Rendezvous
Maynardville Open-Air Theatre
Maynardville Park, Piers Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800
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