The Alchemy of Words

22nd September, 2017|Music, Theatre|

Seabrook's Theatre: Friday 22 Sept: 19:00 Alliance Française de Durban brings acclaimed multi-media production, The Alchemy of Words which searches to capture the enigma of French poet, Arthur Rimbaud, to the Seabrookes Thetre at DHS for one public performance only, on Friday 22 September at 7pm. In The Alchemy of Words, three artists, a puppeteer, [...]

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A Handful of Keys Auditions Notice

21st September, 2017|Music, Theatre|

Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo: Monday 30 October South Africa’s iconic piano show, A Handful of Keys, is coming to Durban and is on the lookout for a new pianist to feature in the line-up. As the show tours, the management is sourcing pianists in each region to be guests star joining Roelof Colyn and newcomer James [...]

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Andile Yenana’s Umngqungqo Wabantu presents Beyond Octave Trends tour

20th September, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, legendary jazz pianist Andile Yenana presents Beyond Octave Trends Tour- 7 performances, 4 cities, 3 different provinces- with his band Umngqungqo Wabantu. Conceived as a musical metaphor, Beyond Octave Trends is a decade-long project through which jazz pianist, composer and teacher Andile Yenana aims to engage mainly legacy audiences such [...]

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25 Years Of Greatness @ The Hilton Arts Festival!

18th September, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 KZN’s premier arts festival, the Hilton Arts Festival, celebrated its 25th birthday with a bumper weekend of phenomenal art, music and theatre. In true festival style, the weekend saw a full kaleidoscope of haphazard weather patterns – from baking heat, to gale force winds, to pea-soup mist, biting [...]

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Innovative KZN Heritage Concert Series

14th September, 2017|Music|

“Our work must impact the world!” Durban: 27 - 30 September 2017 Internationally acclaimed KZN-born composer, cellist and academic, Dr Thokozani Mhlambi is presenting a series of special one-off Durban concerts and events for Heritage Month, embracing multiple genres and influences – from Beethoven to Mazizi Kunene – in and around Durban over month-end September. [...]

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Wushwini Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre’s 4th Annual Festival.

14th September, 2017|Music|

Botho Pan African Arts Festival 2017 28 September - 1 October 2017 Wushwini Pan African Centre will host a four-day arts festival titled Botho Pan African Arts Festival from 28 September to 1 October 2017 at Wushwini, overlooking the scenic Inanda Dam in the Valley of 1000 Hills. A packed weekend programme includes drama productions; [...]

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Burton Naidoo group perform Kintsugi

13th September, 2017|Music|

The Jazzy Rainbow, Saturday 23 September This performance by the Burton Naidoo group of Kintsugi at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, [...]

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Young soloists in the spotlight for the final symphony season concert

12th September, 2017|Music|

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring Season 2017 Durban City Hall: 24 Aug – 14 Sept Final concert: Thurs 14 September On Thursday 14 September, The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra wraps up its four-week Early Spring Symphony Season of sublime world class music which has been taking place at the Durban City Hall with a concert [...]

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Pedro the Musicman takes the XyloFun project to schools in KwaZulu-Natal

5th September, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Pedro the Musicman continues the national schools’ tour of XyloFun, a performance-based program designed to help teachers to implement the music curriculum effectively while having great musical fun along the way. In this third leg of the Xylofun national tour – following successful legs in the Free State and Gauteng, [...]

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All Beethoven programme this week at the KZN Philharmonic Early Spring Season

3rd September, 2017|Music|

Season: Durban City Hall: 24 Aug – 14 Sept Concert Three: Thursday 7 September The third concert in the KZN Philharmonic Early Spring Season on the 7 September is an all-Beethoven programme and, conducted by Associate Guest Conductor Daniel Boico, featuring the Fidelio Trio, who are on an extensive nation-wide tour courtesy of Culture Ireland. [...]

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A ‘Springling’ Of Colour

1st September, 2017|Music, Theatre|

Actor / singer/ performer Bryan Hiles has fun in Durban’s majestic Botanic Gardens to celebrate Spring Day, by serenading “Lola” who joins Bryan as part of the cast of Tie Another Knot in It, a Las-Vegas inspired musical revue taking place at KZN’s foremost arts festival: the 25th annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place in [...]

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Keorapetse Kolwane at The Jazzy Rainbow

1st September, 2017|Music|

Saturday 9 September This performance by Keorapetse Kolwane at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Durban’s The [...]

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Hello Spring!!

1st September, 2017|Music, Other, Theatre|

Thandeka Msweli and Bella Webber mark Spring Day in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Bella, a learner at Danville Girls High, will be appearing in Footloose: the high-energy 17th annual Young Performers Production about a kid struggling to fit in and needing to change things in a small conservative town, which will take place at the [...]

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Spring: a good time to make music!

31st August, 2017|Music|

Violeta Osorhean (Associate Concert Master) and Sorin Osorhean (principal French Horn player) with the KZN Philharmonic, enjoy the glorious spring weather in between rehearsals for the Early Spring Symphony Season, which is on every Thursday at the Durban City Hall until 14 September, as well as prepare for a chamber concert in which they will [...]

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Seb Goldswain’s Spring KZN Tour

30th August, 2017|Music|

27 September – 1 October The effervescent guitar maestro, Seb Goldswain has announced his dates for his tour around KZN this Spring. His Jazzy, Rock sound blended in with a bit of acoustic finger-picking ensures that his original solo acoustic performances are always highly energetic and a gig to remember. Having had a relatively quiet [...]

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Day trip to the Hilton Arts Festival

30th August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 For those who live a-far, and those who would prefer not to drive at night – there are full weekend options for day-time productions at the 25th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will once again be hosted in the picturesque Hilton College from 15 – 17 September, 2017, [...]

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Comedy at Hilton Arts Festival

29th August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 Comedy will be among the main areas of focus at this year’s 25th Hilton Arts Festival that takes place over the weekend of 15 – 17 September on the grounds of the Hilton College. Making a welcome return to the festival, top comedian John Vlismas brings along some [...]

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South Africa’s Award Winning Pianist to Perform with the KZN Philharmonic

28th August, 2017|Music|

Interview by Haylea Heyns The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Durban City Hall for its four week Early Spring Symphony Season of sublime world-class music from 24 August to 14 September. Among the special features of the season is South African pianist and Steinway Artist, Ben Schoeman, who will be performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto [...]

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Crafts abound at Hilton

24th August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 A huge variety of individual, non-commercial, bespoke, original, hand-made and locally-sourced craft items will be available at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival. Hilton festival endeavours to offer an overall all-encompassing festival experience – so not only is what happens inside the theatre venues a priority, [...]

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Come Hungry! Festival Dining at Hilton

23rd August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 The Hilton Festival will offer a range of dining options for festival goers again this year – from fabulous Steam Punk coffee, to unhurried Bistro dining to gentle music, to the lively Castle Lite SAB Beer tent with a myriad food stall options and live [...]

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Baxter Presence at Hilton

22nd August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 Over the years Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre, under the visionary leadership of Lara Foot, has provided the Hilton Festival with a wonderful variety of challenging original productions. This year the Baxter is producing two shows which will be part of the Hilton Festival line up: [...]

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Ildo Nandja @ Rainbow Restaurant

22nd August, 2017|Music|

26 August, 4pm - 11pm This Saturday, the Rainbow Restaurant, in association with Concerts SA, will be wishing the much loved and very talented Ildo Nandja a fond farewell before he sets off the complete his studies, as he has been accepted into the Masters program at the Fontys Academy of Performing Arts in the [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival Programmes Available

21st August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 KZN’s premier arts festival: the 25th annual Hilton Arts Festival will once again be hosted in the picturesque Hilton College from 15 – 17 September, 2017. The festival invites the crème-de-la-crème of what is hot and happening in the creative industries in South Africa: theatre; dance; comedy; musical [...]

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17th annual Young Performers Production, 2017 ~ Footloose

18th August, 2017|Music, Theatre|

UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 8 – 17 Sept 2017. Directed for the first time by Daisy Spencer, the 17th annual Young Performers Production for this year is a reprise of Footloose which comes to the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 8 – 17 September 2017. Footloose tells the story of a tenacious and rebellious city [...]

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The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring Season 2017

18th August, 2017|Music|

Durban City Hall: 24 Aug – 14 Sept Concert One: Thursday 24 August The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Durban City Hall for its four-week Early Spring Symphony Season of sublime world class music from 24 August to 14 September. Special features of the season include visits by glorious violinist Kyoko Takezawa, South African [...]

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