SWING INTO SPRING with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and the waltzes of Johann Strauss!

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Christopher Duigan

A bouquet of beautiful music will be presented to local audiences when ‘Swing into Spring’ comes to Pietermaritzburg City Hall, a city renowned for its rich floral and gardening heritage, on Friday, October 13 at 7.30 pm, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Bringing to life a magnificent selection of music that celebrates and uplifts with tones of spring, new energy and rebirth, will be the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. Continue reading

Cellist, Aristide du Plessis, can’t wait to perform ‘dramatic’ concerto in ‘Maritzburg’s ‘Symphony in the City’

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Cellist, Aristide du Plessis. Photo: Supplied

WESTVILLE Boys High School old boy, Aristide du Plessis, is one of the country’s most renowned cellists and on Friday, March 24 he will be performing as one of the soloists in the Symphony in the City concert in Pietermaritzburg, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading

Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego to perform with KZN Philharmonic

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Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego is the soloist at this week’s KZN Philharmonic Orchestra concert.

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Symphony Season’s continues on Thursday, February 16 in the Playhouse Opera Theatre in Durban.

Canadian-born Trinidadian conductor Kwamé Ryan conducts the orchestra whose programme opens with Mikhail Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla followed by the South African premiere of Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s violin concerto. The concert closes with Dvořák’s Symphony No.8 in G major. Continue reading

Make your mum’s day and treat her to an unforgettable event!

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KZNPO’s Tshepo Ntswelengwe introduces the bold sounds of his French horn to baby Miroslav, son of KZNPO violinist Natalia Pronenko ahead of the Mother’s Day Concert on May 8 with guest artists Arno Carstens and Chloe Clark. Photo: Sophie Thompson

SPOIL your mom this Mother’s Day, while enjoying two of our region’s priceless resources, the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and Durban’s magnificent Botanic Gardens.

At 2 pm on Sunday, May 8, Old Mutual Music at the Lake proudly presents the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Arno Carstens and special guest Chloe Clark, with a bouquet of live music-making in the magical setting of Durban’s Botanic Gardens. Continue reading