Lunch-time classical concert line-up for 2015



2015 ushers in another year of regular Classical Music Lunch Hour Concerts on Fridays at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton.

For the past eight years, the uplifting weekly classical concerts at 1pm on Fridays at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square have become food for the soul for so many members of the community. The concerts are now the only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng – and the dynamic 2015 concert programme has just been announced. [GARD align=”center”]

The classical lunch hour concerts are a unique community project. The Auto & General Theatre on the Square provides the infrastructure and a valued platform for the wealth of our classical music talent; a professionally equipped space for performances; work and promotional opportunities for new and established artists and ensembles; a comfortable, quality venue with easy access for regular patrons and older members of the community (as well as youngsters during holiday periods). It is regarded by scores of music lovers as the cultural highlight of the week in Gauteng – and musicians continue to request concert opportunities to showcase their work.


The classical lunch hour concerts have gone from strength to strength, particularly this last year. In addition to the theatre’s regular evening productions of drama, musical theatre, jazz and comedy, it has established a very happy and on-going association with members of the JPO, music schools and art centres. It has showcased string ensembles, opera divas and individual recitals by remarkable young or established musicians, who sing or play various musical instruments. In addition, the theatre has also proudly confirmed concerts in 2015, by many visiting international musicians to South Africa. [GARD align=”center”]

To keep arts and culture alive and to develop audiences, ticket prices remain R40 for all concerts.

The price includes a concert, programme and coffee and biscuits for all.

Tickets are unreserved and are available at the theatre from 12:30pm on the day.

Make the Classical Music Concerts your weekly hang-out in the convivial atmosphere of the Auto and General Theatre on the Square and start every weekend on the right note…

For more information call the theatre on 011 883 8606 or see the concert programme on the website;


6th February
A beautiful and light start to our Friday lunch hour music programme
Fabulous well-loved pianist and international singer, CAT SIMONI kick-starts our music line up with a beautiful programme of favourite Judy Garland songs and anecdotes from our evening production, CAT SINGS JUDY.

12th February
A classical start to 2015
Spectacular Strings Duo with MIRO CHAKARYAN on violin and WESS BEUKES on Cello
Works by Beethoven, Kodaly and Handel

20th February
Summer Piano Concert with JACOBUS SWART and a special guest

27th February
From London, a special recital by ANNE MARTIN (piano) and MARLENE VERWEY (flute) – a James Galway rising star
Works by Telemann, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann

6th March
Solo Piano concert with LAURA PAUNA who is visiting from London
Works include L. van Beethoven’s Sonata no 23 op 57 (Appassionata) and A. Khachaturian’s Sonata for piano

13th March
Support brilliant young pianist discovery from Oudtshoorn, SULAYMAN HUMAN (M. Music student and winner of several National Piano Competitions), prior to his studies in the US where he has been awarded a music scholarship

20th March
Operatic performance by opera diva ALEXANDER WALT with operatic favourite accompanied on the piano by Rudolf Geldenhuys

27th March
SAMSON DIAMOND (violin) and LAURA PAUNA (piano)
Works include L. van Beethoven’s Spring Sonata in F major and R. Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and piano

3rd April

Auto & General Theatre on the Square
011 883 8606
011 883 9673 (fax)

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne is a proud lover of South African jazz, and host of the weekly JazzE Radio Show on Bakgat Radio. He works as an IT Service Management consultant and trainer.
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