Fine Music Radio with De Hoop Collection presents the FMR COLLECTION
A weekend of fine music, wining, dining, and some adventure.
DATES: 15 - 17 September 2023
The FMR Collection has been created as a special getaway for FMR listeners to enjoy a relaxing, stimulating, and entertaining musical weekend away at the De Hoop Collection in the magnificent setting of Cape Nature’s De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Arrive at leisure from 2 pm. From 5.30 pm enjoy welcoming drinks to the sounds of our string ensemble, while the sun sets over the De Hoop Vlei, followed by dinner in the company of our own Penelope and her jazz trio.
Breakfast from 8 am: served in the Fig Tree Restaurant.
Morning at leisure to explore SA’s best land-based whale watching, mountain biking, guided eco boat trips, and bird watching.
Musical hors d’oeuvres at 11 am: Classics and Jazz in Conversation – a practical music discussion with François du Toit and Andrew Ford.
Lunch from 12 to 2 pm: This is served against the background of a live FMR outside broadcast of the Light Lunch programme, hosted by Penelope.
High tea and sweet company from 3.30 to 5 pm: In conversation with Rodney Trudgeon, Mike Mills, and François du Toit, facilitated by Eon de Vos, about Radio, FMR, the Music and You.
The Fine Music Radio gala dinner from 6.30 pm: with joyous music from Bach to Broadway, featuring all our musicians and singers.
Sit down for breakfast, or go sightseeing with a packed breakfast. Consider an interpretive marine walk or vulture experience before leaving.
Including the Disa Duo: David Bester and David Pinoit; The Best of Both Duo: Francois Botha and Yohan Chun; FMR’s Louise Howlett and Penelope, with Andrew Ford and Francois Botha, Ashlin Grobelaar, Kaitlin Visser, and more.
The Programme is subject to change.
ACCOMMODATION: UNIT COSTS ARE FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.
Costs for each unit are fully inclusive of two nights’ accommodation, all meals, music, all FMR events for all guests.
Alcohol and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Larger units are ideal for groups of friends or family.
FMR MEMBERS ENJOY A 10% DISCOUNT!
We look forward to welcoming you. There's always so much to 'sea' at De Hoop!