Last Night of the Proms in Durban

Richard Cock

Richard Cock

Maestro Richard Cock will be in Durban this weekend to conduct the 25th Last Night of the Proms concert, featuring the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, the Durban Symphonic Choir, guest choirs, soloists, the KZN Pipes and Drums and the Parker Studio of Celtic Dance.

The concert, which takes place at the Playhouse Opera Theatre at 7 pm on Saturday, October 3, is presented by the British Cultural and Heritage Association.

Two of KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s distinguished principal players, Russian-born cellist, Boris Kerimov, and the Romanian French-horn player, Sorin Osorhean, will be performing as soloists, alongside rising young baritone Thuso Gumede.

The programme will include O Fortuna from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Some Enchanted Evening from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Va pensiero (the hugely popular Chorus of Hebrew Slaves) from Verdi’s Nabucco, Glazunov’s Reverie, Finlandia by Sibelius, Leroy Anderson’s ever-green, Blue Tango, and Proms standards Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Pomp and Circumstance March No 1.

Tickets range from R140 to R210 at Computicket. Alternatively, call the Playhouse Box Office on 031 369 9540 (office hours).

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