KZNPO treat for concert lovers

Durban City Hall: November 22

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra 2018 Spring Season enjoys its final performance of the year at Durban City Hall on November 22, starting at 7.30pm.

Japanese master conductor, Yasuo Shinozaki, was at the helm of the KZNPO for its third programme of the season on November 15. Following a performance of Mendelssohn’s rarely heard Fair Melusina Overture, and Samuel Barber’s beautiful Adagio for Strings, South African-born virtuoso, Robert Pickup, Principal Clarinetist of the Philharmonia Zurich Orchestra, took the spotlight in Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor. The programme reached its climax with Robert Schumann’s Spring Symphony, the German Romantic composer’s first symphonic composition, written in 1841.

Daniel Boico.

Scottish Symphony

Daniel Boico, KZNPO’s Associate Guest Conductor, rounds off the Spring Season on November 22 with performances of Mendelssohn’s hugely popular Scottish Symphony, and Balakirev’s rarely heard Overture on Three Russian Themes, before the acclaimed German-Russian pianist, Olga Scheps takes the Durban City Hall by storm, as the evening peaks with one of the international concert-going public’s best loved pieces, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor.

Season tickets and bookings are through Computicket. For more information call 031 369 9438, email bookings@kznphil.org.za or visit www.kznphil.org.za.