RMB Starlight Classics Brings AfroSymphonic Magic To M-Net This Easter

RMB Starlight Classics brings together a host of local and international music stars for a truly unique blend of classical, opera, pop and Afro-soul – all rolled into one thrilling AfroSymphonic celebration under the baton of Maestro Richard Cock – on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Easter Monday, 13 April at 15:30.

Recorded under starlit skies at the Johannesburg Country Club in September 2019, the 21st edition of RMB Starlight Classics features multi award-winning performer Zahara; international guest tenor Gaston Rivero; internationally-acclaimed lyric soprano Nombulelo Yende; piano virtuoso Charl du Plessis; international baritone Musa Ngqungwana; pop toe-tapper Lee Scott and The Voice South Africa’s Siki Jo-An. These solo stars combine with 2018 World Choir Games stars Quava Vocal Group and one of South Africa’s leading choirs, The Chanticleer Singers, for a series of performances that reinvigorate the classics and tune up some contemporary pop numbers for the RMB Starlight Classics stage.

From the moment the show opens with a reimagining of Antonín Dvořák’s ‘New World Symphony ‘to Siki Jo-An’s showstopping rendition of Miriam Makeba’s ‘Qongqothwane’ and beyond to Nombulelo Yende’s ‘Never Enough’ from The Greatest Showman, RMB Starlight Classics continues to surprise with unique collaborations and interpretations, bringing possibilities to life on stage in unprecedented ways.

There are few – if any – places where Edvard Grieg’s ‘Piano Concerto in A minor’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ could flow into each other – but virtuoso pianist Charl du Plessis makes it seem effortless and beautiful, in equal measure. Keep an eye out for child prodigy crooner Joshua Bouwer as he threatens to steal the spotlight from the accomplished international stars on the Starlight stage…

Don’t miss the RMB Starlight Classics spring concert on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on 13 April at 15:30.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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