Music line-up at Royal Show

2016-05-31 06:00
Jeremy Loops will be headlining the ‘Royal Rock Concert’.   Photo: Ben Brown

Jeremy Loops will be headlining the ‘Royal Rock Concert’.  Photo: Ben Brown

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WHETHER you love rock, pop, hip-hop or the music of Bollywood, the 166th Royal Show, which runs from 27 May to 5 June at the Royal Showgrounds you will find something to enjoy.

On Saturday, 4 June is “Bollywood Nite”. From 5.30pm, Pinky Mothie and Big M Productions will be showcasing the talents of international star, Rajesh Kumar, Mona Maharaj, from Johannesburg, Suresh Nathoo and Pravesh Sunker. The musicians will be backed by the Bollywood Showband.

Bollywood dance sensation, Shiksha Singh, is also billed to appear with her professional dancers and there will be a performance by dancers of the Afrofusion cast and Rajiv Mothie. Lotus FM Bhangra will end the programme with their deejays and a live bhangra.

At 10am on Sunday, 5 June the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform The Royal Symphony in the main arena.

With the theme, Morning Melodies, the orchestra will play music from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, the jovial Rondo from Mozart’s Horn Concerto 4, The Swan from Carnival of Animals, Mozart’s Symphony No 40, Largo, from the New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak, Flight of the Bumble Bee and many others.

Soloists will include the orchestra’s concertmaster Joanna Frankel on violin, Russian cellist Boris Kerimov and pianist Christopher Duigan, who plays Beethoven’s Fur Elise, and film music number River Runs Through You.

Daniel Walshaw will conduct the orchestra and soloists for the concert, which has been made possible with support from The Witness and Parklane Superspar. It will conclude with a tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

The final musical offering is the “RSG Concert” on Sunday afternoon, 5 June featuring Die Broers, a trio made up of Snyman brothers Christo, Cobus and Stephan, the all-girl rock group, Saarkie, Sorina Erasmus, a singer and actress who portrays the character Flooze on the soapie, 7de Laan and South African Music Award-winning singer-songwriter, Theuns Jordaan, with Anton L’amour.

Entry to the concerts is included in the normal Royal Show gate charges of R60 per adult and R40 for children under 12 and pensioners. Entry is R40 for everyone on Wednesday, 1 June.
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