Classical Movements Presents…
“Thank you for all that Classical Movements has done to make the Cuba and South Africa tours happen. What you accomplished is unbelievable, and now, legendary.”
—Kevin Smith | Former President & CEO, Minnesota Orchestra
WED, AUG. 8:
Welcome Sounds, Robben Island Pilgrimage, Cape Wines, Singing Dinner
10 AM: Still flying high after their third trip to the BBC Proms, Classical Movements engages Happy Sounds Youth Development, a traditional “Kaapse Klopse” band from the Cape Malay community, to further lift the spirits of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians, staff and patrons after their 11-hour night flight.
12:15 PM: The last ferry leaves Mandela Gateway for Robben Island, where prisoner number 46664, Nelson Mandela, was incarcerated for 18 years.
1 PM: The first bus departs the Taj Hotel for the Western Cape Winelands Tour,where the Chenin blanc and Pinotage varietals have been cultivated since 1655.
8 PM: Halfway through our 14-course welcome dinner at the award-winning Gold Restaurant, Classical Movements surprises the Minnesotans with a performance from the South African Youth Choir—mere days after the ensemble, comprised of students from all nine South African provinces, dazzled our 10th Ihlombe! Choral Festival.
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