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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Prestigious magazine carries story on Andrew Verster in November issue.

artSMart editor Caroline Smart is a regular contribution to the prestigious magazine CLASSICFEEL nd the November issue also sees her interview with Andrew Verster and well as her appearance in the Encore section on the last page.

“CLASSICFEEL is gathering momentum as we approach the end of the year,” says editor Lore Watterson. “The sizzling November issue brings readers the very best in local and international music, arts, culture and lifestyle, with a particular emphasis this month on music as the magazine traverses the realms of three popular genres.

“Gracing CLASSICFEEL’s cover this month is the beautiful and successful Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, who has made a name for herself as a classical crossover artist and now brings fans more traditional fare in her recent (and highly anticipated) release, Sacred Arias.

“Engaging interviews with pianist Maurizio Pollini on Chopin, world-renowned conductor Benjamin Zander on leadership and popular violinist AndrĂ© Rieu on the waltz are complemented by the eclectic Western–Indian fusion of Babu and a visit to Joburg’s annual Jazz on the Lake concert. And CLASSICFEEL takes a look at another vital genre of music on the South African landscape: choral music. An informative introduction on the subject is followed by insight into the remarkable Nation-building Massed Choir Festival and the centenary celebrations dedicated to one of Africa’s foremost composers, J.P. Mohapeloa.”

Sadly, with this issue, CLASSICFEEL also pays tribute to Bheki Mseleku and John Matshikiza, two leading lights of the arts and culture world who passed away recently and whose legacies will live on as long as South Africa continues to celebrate the diversity of the nation.

The visual art and design section is fairly bursting at the seams this month! The Standard Bank African Art Collection is on display, along with the winners of the PlatAfrica jewellery design and manufacture competition, and the Sasol jewellery outreach initiative. As if this were not enough, the magazine also highlights the current exhibitions of South African artists Andrew Verster and Paul Emmanuel.

Readers can, as always, enjoy the latest in music, theatre and art events, as well as the best in food and wine, in the magazine’s regular columns. And there is the chance to win one of ten Pyotts’ snack hampers, a set of double tickets for the SA Ballet Theatre’s production of Rock-A-Tutu and one of five copies of David Tiboald’s memoir, People I Made Music With.

Never forgetting its musical roots, CLASSICFEEL magazine continues to assert itself as South Africa’s leading showcase of music, arts, culture and lifestyle with another sizzling issue, in stores now.