CLASSICAL MUSIC TREAT

FOLLOWERS of classical music can look forward to true entertainment when international star André Rieu, pictured, visits South Africa on a series of tours.

FOLLOWERS of classical music can look forward to true entertainment when international star André Rieu, pictured, visits South Africa on a series of tours.

The Netherlands-born violinist will give South Africans a chance to experience superb classical music.

His tour starts on April 24 and ends on May 2.

Performing with the Johan Strauss Orchestra and many soloists, Rieu starts the tour at the Sun City Superbowl with shows on April 24 and 25.

On April 28 he and his team moves to Durban's International Convention Centre. On May 1 and 2 he will be at Grand West Grand Arena in Cape Town.

The Dutch violinist and conductor has sold close to 30million albums globally. He has toured the world promoting his special brand of classical music.

Born into a musical family, Rieu began playing the violin at the age of five. His father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra.

Rieu has been performing internationally for 30 years. By changing the face of classical music, he has won many thousands of fans.

An excited Sam Hendrikse of Hunta Live said: "Rieu is one of the entertainment world's truly unique performers and it is a great privilege to partner with him on his first tour of South Africa.

"The Johann Strauss Orchestra and the numerous singers who will be accompanying Rieu to South Africa will provide audiences with an entertainment experience that has never been witnessed in this country before," Hendrikse said.

Tickets are available at Computicket.

X