South Africa's iconic and popular classical maestros, The Soweto String Quartet, are heading to Gold Reef City's luxurious Lyric Theatre for one performance only on Saturday 26 January 2013 with a show titled simply: 'A Night with Soweto String Quartet'.
The quartet, which have literally sold millions of albums since the band's professional debut in 1992, will entertain the audience with the old classics as well as some newer works. The Soweto String Quartet's music is a unique blend of traditional rhythms, kwela, township jazz, mbaqanga, pop songs, jazz-fusion and strong classical influences. Emerging from the dusty streets of Soweto during the Apartheid era, the band's four talented members made up of the three Khamese brothers, violinists Sandile and Thami, cellist, Reuben and bosom friend Makhosini Mnguni, went largely unrecognised for quite some time. However as soon as the political landscape changed they took both the local and international music world by storm, earning the respect and adoration of fans the world over. The group has graced stages all over the world performing for royalty, politicians and the giants of business. One of their greatest fans is undoubtedly Nelson Mandela whose assistant was quoted saying that Madiba would play their music in his office all the time. The group has defined itself as a pioneer of greatness. It is a brand that goes beyond monotonous, offering an immaculate blend and selection of sound that tell the great South African stories.
'A Night with Soweto String Quartet' will be taking the stage at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City on Saturday 26 January, 2013 at 20:00. Tickets cost between R100 and R130 per person. For box office bookings, please call 011 248 5000 or email or you can visit www.computicket.com.
Date: 26 January 2013 Time: 20:00 - 21:15 Venue: The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Cost: R100 - R130
More info: Cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent Ormonde Johannesburg 2159
Contact: Nolwazi Hlebela Company name:Gold Reef City Telephone number: 011 803 0030 Email address