Classical News

For jazz lovers who want some insight into the goings on in the world of Classical music in South Africa.

Siyasanga Charles

No glass ceiling for SAMRO scholarships hopefuls

Confident, committed and socially engaged: that sums up the ethos of the female instrumentalists in the 2016 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition. The semi-finals of this...
Western Cape semi-finalists in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition 2016.

SAMRO scholarships contest sways to the sweet sounds of the Cape

There must be something in Western Cape air that breeds outstanding young musicians, with nine of the 12 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships semi-finalists for 2016...
Gauteng semi finalists, clockwise, Siya Charles, Linda Sikhakhane, Matthew Lombard and Benjamin Jephta

Gauteng musos bring A-game to SAMRO Foundation competition

Four young Gauteng instrumentalists – two saxophonists, a trombonist and an electric bass player – will be hoping for home-ground advantage when they vie...
Jonathan Crossley

Grace and Crossley in Concert

Wits Theatre and Wits School of Arts / Division of Music present acclaimed guitarists James Grace and Jonathan Crossley in Concert. Acclaimed guitarists James Grace...
Darren English winner of the 2012 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition - Instrumentalists in the Jazz Category

12 musicians strike right note for SAMRO contest

The battle is on for SA’s best young instrumentalists, after SAMRO unveiled the 12 semi-finalists in its 2016 Overseas Scholarships Competition. Six Jazz and six...
Korean-American violinist Rachel Lee Priday.

Cape Town Philharmonic’s winter season in June

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s winter season of 3 concerts begins at the City Hall on June 16, when Bernhard Gueller steps up to...
Megan-Geoffrey Prins to perform at next concert in the Nederburg Concert Series

Nederburg Concert Series presents top SA musicians

With a line-up of outstanding South African musicians, this year’s Nederburg Concert Series promises to be yet another highly memorable experience. From June to October,...
Acclaimed violinist Rachel Lee Priday will feature in two symphony concerts with a repertoire that includes Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Mozart’s overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”.

Rachel Lee Priday and Arjan Tien to feature at two JPO Symphony concerts

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) is excited to announce two symphony concerts which will take place at the Linder Auditorium at 20:00 and on...
National Arts Festival #NAF2014 production posters around Grahamstown

National Arts Festival open for booking 9 May

Arts lovers will be spoilt for choice when tickets for the annual feast of theatre, dance, music, public art - and more - go...
Darren English winner of the 2012 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition - Instrumentalists in the Jazz Category

Enter the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition

This year’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition is looking to unearth fresh, exciting Western art music or jazz instrumentalists with the potential to compete in...