Celebrating its 21st Anniversary this year, the magical RMB Starlight Classics is set to dazzle on Easter Sunday 21st April from 15h00 – 16h30 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101).
The unique Afrosymphonic concert brings together diverse acts including South African soulful house band Mi Casa; the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra; Afrikaans singing sensation Refentse Morake; acclaimed dramatic soprano Andiswa Makana; jazz songstress Zoë Modiga and stage & screen stars Samantha Peo & Craig Urbani, under the baton of Maestros Richard Cock and Brandon Phillips.
Filmed under magnificent Cape skies, on the iconic Great Lawn at the Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West in March 2019, RMB Starlight Classics is a South African cultural institution that captures the magic that happens when rooted African rhythms, hot pop hits, legendary operatic arias and soaring classical scores combine to make something truly unique. The RMB Starlight Classics concerts are held twice a year, in March and September.
Also part of the lineup are South African singing ambassadors, the Drakensberg Boys Choir; the Cape Town Opera Chorus; renowned jazz saxophonist Karendra Devroop and operatic stars Sipho Fubesi & Bongani Kubeka.
“RMB Starlight Classics isn’t only for classical music fans – it’s a celebration of the power of all types of music and song,” says director Darren Hayward. “It’s amazing to see diverse performers like Mi Casa’s J Something and opera star Sipho Fubesi collaborate on performances like ‘Perfect Symphony’.
Experience the power of the Drakensberg Boys Choir performing Vangelis’ ‘Conquest of Paradise’ and see the full cast lending their amazing talents to mash-ups of Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’, ‘Uptown Funk’ and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’”.
Don’t miss it on MNet on DStv Channel 101 on 21st April from 15h00 – 16h30.