Violin and guitar duo

Palm Strings – Titia Blake and Michael Hoole – will perform at Christ Church Constantia on Sunday May 2.

The next concert at Christ Church Constantia features the Palm Strings Duo – Titia Blake (violin) and Michael Hoole (guitar) – on Sunday May 2 at 3pm.

Mike and Titia, resident musicians in the departure lounge at Rovos Rail, have been delighting everyone with their music since they teamed up in 1997.

They have performed in most of the concert venues in the country, including full houses at the Baxter Morning Melodies, Artscape and Barnyard theatres .

Their programme at Christ Church includes: La Folia by Corelli; Two Arias from Mozart’s Magic Flute; Tarentella by Robin Hill; Farewell to Stromness by Peter Maxwell Davies; Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla; ArnandosRumba and Spain by Chick Corea; One Note Samba by Carlos Jobim and Special Star by Mango Groove.

Titia was first violin for the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. She has performed chamber music almost as long as she has been playing the violin. A gifted teacher, she has an outreach programme in Masiphumelele.

Michael has performed with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, as well as representing South Africa in international competitions. He has recorded for the SABC and has toured South Africa, Namibia and Europe.

Tickets for 80 attendees are R130 and online viewing tickets are R80, either from Quicket or by contacting Anne on 082 218 0100.