Indian pianist, Pallavi Mahidhara, to perform with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Pallavi Mahidhara

The third concert of the KZN Philharmonic’s World Symphony Series Spring Season features Dutch conductor, Arjan Tien, leading the orchestra in a programme of music from France, with famed Indian pianist, Pallavi Mahindhara, as the soloist for the evening. The concert takes place in the Durban City Hall on Thursday, September 8. Continue reading

Final concert in the KZN Philharmonic Winter Season

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VIOLINIST Joanna Frankel will be the soloist in the final concert of KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s World Symphony Series winter season in the Durban City Hall at 7.30 pm on June 25.
The concert, titled, A Virtuosic Finale!, will be conducted by Carlos Izcaray.
It opens with Claude Debussy’s symphonic poem Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun. The work, based on the poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, tells the story of a faun waking up in a dreamlike state to find fairies and nymphs as the morning progresses.
Music lovers can also look forward to 38th Symphony, “Prague”, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Frankel, the concertmaster of the KZN Philharmonic, will perform Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a mammoth work fraught with Soviet expression, themes and virtuosity.

Joanna Frankel is the soloist with the KZN Philharmonic on June 25 in the Durban City Hall.

Joanna Frankel is the soloist with the KZN Philharmonic on June 25 in the Durban City Hall.

Tickets for the concert can be booked at Computicket.