Making his way to South Africa this September, Joshua Bell forms part of the highly anticipated line-up for the 2015 RMB Starlight Classics Concert.
Brandon Phillips’s appointment as resident conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra was formally announced on stage before the concert at the Cape Town City Hall on 18 June 2015. The appointment was made thanks to funding from Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Phillips is scheduled to conduct a portion of the RMB Starlight Classics Concert taking place this September.
This year’s Buskaid Ensemble concert at the Linder Auditorium will feature Buskaid’s customary line-up of exciting talented young soloists, including Simiso Radebe, Kabelo Monnathebe, Cecelia Manyama and former Buskaid member Teboho Semela.
Blessed with voices that soar with jazzy richness or operatic timbre, twelve young singers are gearing up to vie for the two lucrative overseas scholarships offered by the SAMRO Foundation this year.
September heralds the arrival of two great pleasures in Johannesburg: the much anticipated warm lift of spring, and the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, which brings plenty of songbirds flying in to perform at the Sandton Convention Centre between September 24 and 26.
Noluvuyiso Mpofu, Lukhanyo Moyake, Caroline Modiba and Levy Sekgapane, four South African opera singers, reached the final stage of the 34th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The publication Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky
and Patrick Waterhouse has won the Deutsche
Börse Photography Prize for 2015.
Gauteng Opera has thus committed celebrating South
African operas as part of their mission statement
his year’s annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival returns
to its new home in the glitzy Sandton Convention Centre for the
second year running and with a renewed three-year sponsorship
commitment from its partner, Standard Bank. Central to the festival
line-up is the undeniable depth and broadness of the music on offer.
December 12, 2015 marks the centenary of one of the world’s most popular singers: the legendary Frank Sinatra.
Local and international dazzling jazz acts from around the globe: here are some of the highlights that the programme for this year’s Standard Bank Jazz Festival has to offer in Grahamstown.
To honour the French composer Pierre Boulez in his 90th year, Jill Richards and Waldo Alexander are producing a Day of the Giants, on Sunday 28 June at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg. Creative Feel asked Jill Richards for more information about this special event.
Cape Town Opera has teamed up with some of SA’s leading creative artists to produce two proudly African works, which are being funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.
The Unisa Music Foundation’s concert series and music competitions have long been one of the university’s flagship cultural activities.
This year’s Hermanus FynArts Festival celebrates art and artists, while the Winter School programme presents a wide range of interesting panel discussions and illustrated talks.
Gauteng Opera is thrilled to announce that it will be performing its first full-length opera in concert, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on Saturday 6 June 2015 at the Wits Great Hall in Braamfontein.
The hounds of winter may be upon us, but Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2015 will herald in the spring from 24 – 26 September with a blazing line-up. This
Standard Bank has renewed its commitment to jazz by signing a new three-year sponsorship agreement with Africa’s premier jazz festival Standard Bank Joy of Jazz; extending its 16-year relationship with
Held at the Durban City Hall, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic’s Winter Season comprises six eclectic and exciting concerts. The opening concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic’s Winter Season, part of the 2015
Wouter Kellerman’s latest album, a collaboration with Ricky Kej entitled Winds of Samsara recently won the GRAMMY award for best New Age album. Some time ago, Indian composer and producer
Once again, St Mary’s School in Johannesburg will be swinging and jiving to the sweet sounds of youth jazz bands when the fourth annual Gauteng Big Band Jazz Festival takes
Award-winning songstress Simphiwe Dana has embarked on a ‘campaign of healing’ for herself and her fans to commemorate the release of the third single ‘Killjoy’ off her critically-acclaimed latest album
In April, Josh Groban released his new album via Reprise Records. Entitled Stages, the album is a collection of some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time. Josh
William Kentridge is not only known for his distinct charcoal drawings and prints, but also for his unique animated films, his theatre work with the Handspring Puppet Company, his tapestry
In celebration of our Africa theme, we asked Hazel Chimhandamba, Senior Manager of Group Sponsorship at Standard Bank, a bit more about their pioneering role in the arts in Africa.
Kopano Theatre Club, an initiative that was started up as a means to revive a sense of moral regeneration amongst South Africans, is running an exciting educational dance project in