Afro-symphonic classics under the stars

Afro-symphonic classics under the stars

RMB Starlight Classics, an evening of Afro-symphonic musical entertainment, will once again be held “under the stars” on the Great Lawn of Vergelegen, the historic Cape wine estate in Somerset West.

Conductor Richard Cock will embrace the audience with his inimitable style and ability to make classical music accessible to everyone. Exceptional musical talent includes: Joseph Clark with a tribute to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury; South African-born and Berlin-based opera star Musa Nkuna, who is currently principal lyric tenor at Staatstheater Schwerin in Germany; aspiring young soprano Friedel Mitas, who has performed in many well-known operas; flamboyant saxophonist Andrew Young, nominated in the SA Music Awards five times; dynamic songbird Nomfundo Xaluva and Charlize Berg, a talented 19-year old Afrikaans vocalist.

These performers will be accompanied by The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the SA Youth Choir, as well as dancers from the Cape Town City Ballet and the Ubuntu B-boys. The line-up promises a magical mix of Afro-symphonic “music and movement”, endorsing RMB’s philosophy and commitment to supporting and showcasing young talent.

The audience is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and low fold-up chairs.


Friday March 2 at 7.30pm
Saturday March 3 at 7pm
Gates open at 4pm**

VENUE: Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West

PRICE:  R170 per person (R150 for children/pensioners) – price applies for both nights

NO rain check option for either night

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Two lucky readers can win double tickets to the performance on the Friday, and another two for the Saturday concert.
To win, you have to be a subscriber of The Next 48hOURS.
Send your name and “Starlight Classics” in the subject line in an e-mail to: before 12pm on Monday February 27.
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