Penultimate KZN Philharmonic concertKZNPO - KZN Philharmonic Orchestra
On 25 October the KZN Philharmonic presents its penultimate concert of the Spring Season at the Durban City Hall at 7.30pm.
The concert will pair two Russian classics alongside a new work by South African composer Roelof Temmingh. Maestro Boganyi returns to lead the orchestra in this thrilling programme.
We open the concert with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Festive Overture which is a unique work drawing on the Obikhod, the Russian Orthodox collection of chants/themes. The brilliant result is a product of both Rimsky-Korsakov and Russia, and has enjoyed a long history as a concert overture.
The orchestra will then be joined by Pieter Schoeman, the South African leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, to perform Roelof Temmingh’s newly composed Violin Concerto. This will be an especially poignant performance in honour of Durban-based Temmingh, who passed away in May of this year.
The concert will then finally close with Tchaikovsky’s final symphonic effort. Composed in 1893, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is a summation of his accomplishments as a composer of instrumental music. It is a dark, mysterious work that attained an oracular status when Tchaikovsky died suddenly days after he conducted the premiere, aged only 53.
The spring season has two more concerts that are due to take place, this week and the final concert of the season on 1 November 2012.Pre-concert talks take place at the Playhouse Alhambra Room at 6.15 on the night of each concert. The speaker for 25 October is Barry Edwards and 1 November is Stavros Anthias.
Safe and subsidised parking is available at the Royal Hotel. For further information contact the subscription office on 031 369 9404 or 369 9438, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kznpo.co.za Booking for individual concerts is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at www.computicket.com
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The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra
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Durban City Hall, Durban KwaZulu-Natal South Africa