Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
“Summertime, and the living is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high…” The words of George and Ira Gershwin and Heyward DuBose’s classical jazz song Summertime, from the musical Porgy and Bess, is as appropriate for summer living in the Mother City as it is for the Deep South in America, which it was originally written for.
For most of us, our favourite memories of a Cape Town summer are entangled somehow in the music that our creative city is renowned for, be it soul, jazz, hip-hop, rap, classical music, rock, folk or a fusion of these genres. Cape Town is basking in the glow of summer and as the days get longer and the evening hours get duskier, there are countless musical events to explore.