This inaugural event for Franschhoek is scheduled to take place from
24 to 27 February 2022.

The festival programme features 10 concerts at various venues in Franschhoek. It will also include wine, MCC and Champagne tastings, special lunches and dinners, accommodation specials as well as various ceramic and art exhibitions.

A highlight of the festival will be an auction of rare and vintage wines, MCCs and Champagnes. 

All primary performances by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

The masterminds behind the festival are Nic and Ferda Barrow, owners of Le Lude Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Nic and Ferda are passionate about the finer things in life and put their hearts and souls into everything they do.

This is borne out by the many accolades and awards they have received over the years. The Barrows have been honoured by many, including the Jewish National Fund of South Africa, for contributions made to President Nelson Mandela Park in Delft and the Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre in Mamelodi.

The Barrows also donate several bursaries towards learners from underprivileged communities. The Barrow Family Trust is a corporate sponsor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, and a contributor to the Simon van der Stel Foundation towards the conservation of historical buildings in the Western Cape.

Nic, an attorney by profession, initiated both the KKNK (Klein Karoo National Arts Festival) and the Klein Karoo Klassique Art Festival.

Founded in 1914, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town is arguably the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent of Africa, contributing handsomely to Cape Town’s global status and appeal. 

Through various incarnations from the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra via the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the CPO is financially and culturally sustainable, attracting some of the leading international and local artists of our time. 

A multi-functional orchestra, the CPO delivers a world-class orchestra service to all communities in the region, participating in festivals and concerts across all genres of music. For the past twenty years Louis Heyneman has been the Chief Executive of the CPO and also the driving force behind the Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition since its inception in 2010. In 2014 he was the co-author of A Century of Symphony: The story of Cape Town’s Orchestra.





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