KZNPO Early Spring Season Ends On A Youthful Note!

11th September, 2019|Music|

Durban City Hall: 12 September at 7.30pm The KZN Philharmonic’s four-week Early Spring Season ends in traditional style on Thursday (12 September) with resident conductor Lykele Temmingh on the Durban City Hall podium for the annual National Youth Concerto Festival, which showcases the cream of young South African talent taking the stage to perform with [...]

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Kerry Hiles Is Judy Garland

10th September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival: 13 – 15 September “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little bit more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe we would like each other a little bit more.” Wise words from iconic screen and vaudeville actress, Judy Garland: [...]

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Ole!

3rd September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

We honour all things Spanish There is nothing quite like the energy, vibrancy and passion of beautiful Spanish music and dance. Over the next few weeks, there are some fabulous opportunities to enjoy magnificent Spanish culture: next Thursday (5 Sept) on the programme of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s third concert in the Early Spring season [...]

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Ballet For The Eyes And Ears

3rd September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Balletomanes are in for a treat: there are two options of immersing yourself into glorious ballet – this Thursday (5 Sept) as part of the programme for the third concert of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring season, the orchestra will play two pieces by one of ballet’s greatest composers: Tchaikovsky: his Variations on a [...]

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From Berea To Hilton

29th August, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Many of the country’s top theatre-makers and artists will be heading to the Midlands for the annual Hilton Arts Festival from 13 – 15 September which offers an artistic smorgasbord from serious music to stand-up comedy and everything in between. Jem Atkins from On Fire Comedy (Scared Scriptless, Rob van Vuuren’s Again) and Kwazi Mhlongo [...]

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2 – 4 – 1 Special

28th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Be ready to log on to book tickets at 08h00 on 2 September to take advantage of this 24 hour special. From 08h00 on 2 September for 24 hours you will be able to take advantage of this buy one get one free offer. It is only applicable to certain productions so [...]

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Wide Musical Diversity

27th August, 2019|Music|

Hilton Arts Festival From opera, to classical and music revue to jazz and Maskani , there is something for everyone. One of the obligations of a festival is to provide as wide a variety of genres of music, performance and art as possible. Festivals should also foster young new talent. The Hilton Arts Festival which [...]

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Dead Good Music!

27th August, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Early Spring Season Durban City Hall: Thursday 29 Aug, 5 & 12 Sept KZN Philharmonic Orchestra viola player Annamaria D’Andrea, gets in touch with her Day of the Dead alter-ego ahead of this Thursday’s 2019 Early Spring Season concert in the Durban City Hall during which Saint-Saëns’s unforgettable La Danse Macabre [...]

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27 Years And Still Going Strong!

27th August, 2019|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Long service deserves prizes … and here are three prizes for you - an audience member. After 27 years, it has been interesting to reflect how many people have been involved in KZN’s leading art festival, held this year from 13 to 15 September at Hilton College, near Pietermaritzburg. Sue Clarence, the [...]

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Learn The Art Of Fencing At Hilton Arts Festival!

27th August, 2019|Music|

Here is another new, exciting opportunity for visitors at the Hilton Arts Festival at Hilton College from 13 - 15 September. Experts in the art of fencing will be giving demonstrations and inviting the public to have a go. Fencing is a sport for both boys and girls of all ages. Midlands Fencing Academy has [...]

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Spring Is Around The Corner

22nd August, 2019|Music|

Thank you Yi-Jia Susanne Hou for being such a sport yesterday…. It was great to meet you, and such a fun shoot. “Spring is around the corner” indeed it is! and thank you Robin Opperman for making the springs for the shoot all rather silly really….. KZN Philharmonic season starts again tonight…..that’s Thursday evenings sorted [...]

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2019 Early Spring Season

15th August, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s 22 Aug – 12 Sept Durban City Hall: 22 Aug, 5 & 12 Sept Playhouse Opera: 29 Aug The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Early Spring Season runs each Thursday from 22 August to 12 September, with World Symphony Series concerts performed in the Durban City Hall on 22 August, and on 5 [...]

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Film At The Fest

13th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 13 – 15 September A ‘reely’ interesting selection of films will be on offer at the 27th Hilton Arts Festival taking place on the magnificent grounds of the Hilton College from 13 – 15 September. As part of the 237 scheduled events this year, a feast of film has been [...]

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Where To Find Your HAF Programme

9th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Bookings Open Ready, steady, go! Bookings open on Monday 12 August. Here’s what you need to know. The programme will appear in The Sunday Times on Sunday 11 August. Please note that this is in selected areas and not in every copy. But do not fear, it will also be online from [...]

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Double Dose Of Duigan

8th August, 2019|Music|

Sunday at the Opera: Durban Jewish Centre Sunday 18 August at 3pm Christopher Duigan Plays Chopin: Hilton Arts Festival: 13 – 15 Sept There are at least two opportunities to catch leading concert pianist and Steinway Artist Music Revival’s Christopher Duigan over the next few weeks. Friends of Music in association with Christopher Duigan’s Music [...]

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So Much More Than You Ever Imagined…

8th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

So much more than you ever imagined at The Hilton Arts Festival! And heaps for free! Hilton College: 13 – 15 September This year’s Hilton Arts Festival, scheduled to run from 13 – 15 September, offers a bumper 237 different events in more than 34 venues!! The Festival Director, Sue Clarence, has just spent a [...]

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Celebrate 30 Years Of Platform Jazz

5th August, 2019|Music|

S43: Saturday 31 August 31 Durban Jewish Centre: Sunday 1 September There are two opportunities to enjoy Platform Jazz, Durban’s well-known swing band, who is celebrating 30 years of making music: a jazz extravaganza in collaboration with Friends of Music on Sunday 1 September at the Durban Jewish Centre at 2.30pm, and the evening before [...]

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Das Bundesjugendorchester

1st August, 2019|Music, Uncategorized|

National Youth Orchestra of Germany to perform in Durban Drban City Hall: Friday 9 August at 4pm The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to host a one-off public-holiday afternoon concert featuring the astonishing 90-strong Bundesjugendorchester (BJO) / National Youth Orchestra of Germany in the Durban City Hall on Friday 9 August at 4pm, as the [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival Confronts Topical Issues

26th July, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

The Hilton Arts Festival: 13 to 15 September. Rooted in spoken word performance, The Hilton Arts Festival taking place from 13 until 15 September, is perhaps best known for its carefully curated selection of quality plays, and, true to form, offers a great line up of topical dramas this year. ‘I want you to behave [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival – A Laugh A Minute

24th July, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

This year’s Hilton Arts Festival aims to make you laugh - with a full comedy line up . For the first time at the 27-year-old event, Darren Maule will tread the boards as the host of On Fire’s hilarious improve show, Scared Scriptless. Think of TV’s Who’s Line Is It Anyway and make it FAR, [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival – A Musical Feast

23rd July, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 13 to 15 September. There will be music in every single venue at the Hilton Arts Festival this year taking place from 13 until 15 September. South Africans need cheering up and what better way to do this but with music. The organisers have just realised that, for the first time ever, there [...]

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Mass Movement

18th July, 2019|Music|

The Durban Chamber Choir presents Victoria / Mozart / Cockburn Pmb: Sunday 21 July @ 3pm – Hayfields Lutheran Church Dbn: Sunday 28 July @ 3pm – St Thomas Church, Musgrave The ever creative and proactive Durban Chamber Choir will be presenting two glorious mid-winter concerts over two weekends in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 21 July [...]

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Open Air Winter Sundowner Concert

12th July, 2019|Music|

Early African Intellectuals as Composers of Music Killie Campbell Library on Friday 26 July at 5.30pm The open-air winter sundowner concert of Dr Thokozani Mhlambi’s Early African Intellectuals as Composers of Music project will be held in the gardens of the Killie Campbell Library on 26 July at 5.30pm. After a successful launch hosted in [...]

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Four Seasons…. Hunting Music

20th June, 2019|Music|

Not quite the pastoral hunting scene which Vivaldi had in mind when he composed his iconic Four Seasons, but Munich-based Korean violinist, Ye-Eun Choi, got inspired in the Durban Natural Science Museum ahead of the final concert in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) 2019 Winter Season taking place in the Durban City Hall on Thursday [...]

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Four Seasons…. More Than Just A Pizza

20th June, 2019|Music|

Pic by Illa Thompson Experience the original Four Seasons: Vivaldi’s iconic musical masterpiece will be performed by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) in the final concert of the 2019 Winter Season. Pictured trying the Four Season pizza variety are visiting American conductor Robert Moody with KZNPO musicians Simiso Radebe and Sue-Phil Petersen. The final concert [...]

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