Picture Perfect Hilton Arts Festival

17th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018 Picture-perfect weather, bumper crowds and great art, music and theatre were enjoyed at the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place in the Midlands over the weekend. Atypically the festival was consistently sunny, bright and warm - despite predictions of rain and wind – which encouraged day trippers [...]

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Live @ The Rainbow- Niathi Zuma’s Debut Album Launch

14th September, 2018|Music|

Saturday 22 September Concerts SA, The Rainbow and Simple Sounds Records are thrilled to announce one of Durban’s most popular emerging Jazz artists, Niathi Zuma’s album Unyana Wom’ntu (Umsamarayi). Pull in to the Rainbow Jazz Club in Pinetown for a day of good food and drinks accompanied by the soothing sounds of Niathi Zuma, Scelo [...]

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A Curios Man With A Camera

13th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September One of the longest running, constantly-evolving exhibitions at the Hilton Arts Festival, the Out of Character exhibition by photographer Harry Lock can be seen in the foyer of the Centenary Centre this weekend. The project that started in 2014 with Lock wandering around and capturing portraits [...]

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National Youth Concerto Festival

13th September, 2018|Music|

Final Concert in KZNPO Early Spring Season 2018 City Hall: Thursday 13 Sept at 7.30pm Photo Illa Thompson The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring Season ends in traditional style on 13 September with the KZN Philharmonic’s Resident Conductor Lykele Temmingh on the podium for the annual National Youth Concerto Festival which showcases the cream of [...]

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All Set For Hilton Arts Festival

8th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College 14 – 16 September 2018 Everything takes place on the campus of Hilton College – over three days: Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16. Get there early - there is often a queue to get in through the main gates! Become familiar with the festival map as quickly as possible so you [...]

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Burton Naidoo Presents Tribute To Madiba: Our Song

7th September, 2018|Music|

Hilton Arts Festival: 14 – 16 September 2018 Inspired by the life and character of Mr Nelson Mandela, pianist, composer and arranger Burton Naidoo will be performing the World Premiere of his latest creation, Our Song at the Hilton Arts Festival at Hilton College from 15 September at 2pm. Naidoo has performed throughout the world [...]

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The Life Of Hiles

6th September, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September One of Durban’s most recognised actors with charming chameleon-like characteristics, Bryan Hiles, has a busy patch ahead of him at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival in four productions with seven performances over the three day festival. He will be front-and-centre in the gentle telling of the [...]

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Honouring Zulu Heritage

6th September, 2018|Music|

Concert Three: Thursday 6 September Durban City Hall: 7.30pm To usher in Heritage month, tonight (Thursday) sees a very special musical event: the world premiere of Durban composer, Warren Bessey’s Symphonic Fantasy, Inkosazane Mkabayi - a 25-minute work which focuses on one of the most powerful figures in 19th Century Zulu history, King Shaka’s formidable [...]

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Ayanda Thango Live In Concert @ The Jazzy Rainbow

4th September, 2018|Music|

Friday 14 September This performance by Ayanda Thango 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 jazz [...]

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With A SPRING In Their Step

1st September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Celebrating the first day of spring (Saturday), Hilton College boys leap off the RMB Think Bench that is on campus ahead of the Hilton Arts Festival. The benches that spans 14 meters is one of the large outdoor art pieces that will be part of the three day festival. Pictured are pupils from Hilton College, [...]

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All Things Bright And Beautiful

1st September, 2018|Music|

First of September marks the first day of spring. Enjoying the warm spell and getting outdoors are performers Mpilo ‘Straw’ Nzimande and Cara Roberts. The two are in Durban rehearsing for the upcoming Hilton Arts Festival that will be taking place at Hilton College in two weekends time. Nzimande will be performing in the one [...]

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Richard Haslop At Hilton Fest

31st August, 2018|Music, Other|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Respected music guru, raconteur supreme and multitalented musician, Richard Haslop, will be giving two presentations and is part of a post-movie screening discussion at the Hilton Arts Festival on Saturday 15 September. “Attendance at the presentations, where I will talk about the music and play examples [...]

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Blasting Into Spring!

31st August, 2018|Music|

Hamming it up in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens to welcome in spring are musicians Cathy Peacock (trumpet), Duncan Woolridge (trombone) and Melvin Peters (piano). The musicians are having a super-busy time this season rehearsing for the Hilton Arts Festival taking place in the Midlands from 14 – 16 September: all three will perform in the [...]

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Magic And Mentalism At The Hilton Arts Festival

29th August, 2018|Music, Other|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Weaving a magic spell and impressing with his powers of mentalism, Brendon Peel will be appearing at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival at Hilton College from 14 – 16 September with his show Hocus Pocus. Brendon Peel has performed across SA and on an array of international platforms. He [...]

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Digby And The Lullaby Return To The Hilton Arts Festival

28th August, 2018|Music|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Casting their indie-folk spell on audiences everywhere, Digby and the Lullaby head to the 26th Hilton Arts Festival at Hilton College from 14 – 16 September. Making a Midlands stop during their national tour, Digby and the Lullaby will be making their third appearance at the Hilton Arts Festival, [...]

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Lighting Up Hilton Arts Festival

24th August, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Lighting up people’s lives, Durban’s Michael Taylor-Broderick will be front and centre at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival taking place at Hilton College from 14 – 16 September. Broderick, who is Festival Technical Director, will be overseeing the phenomenal team of bright sparks putting the spotlight on a number [...]

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Three Opportunities To Empower Women

24th August, 2018|Music, Other|

GBR-WOC Summit & Gospel Gala Summit: Elangeni Hotel: 31 Aug 09h00-18h00; 1 Sept 09h00-13h00. Gospel: Olive Convention Centre: 1 Sept 17h00-22h00. The Global Business Round Table (GBR), a Christian Non-Profit Organisation that specialises in developing people holistically, is hosting a high-profile two-day KwaZulu-Natal launch initiative in Durban on 31 August and 1 September 2018. The [...]

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Doccies And Talks At Hilton Arts Festival

23rd August, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 - 16 September A side serving of fantastic fare at this year’s 26th Hilton Arts Festival taking place on the weekend of 14 - 16 September at Hilton College, includes two award winning documentaries, and two inspiring mindscape talks. Artist and photographer turned documentary filmmaker, Janet Soloman’s beautifully carfted environmental documentary, Becoming [...]

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Ukhozi FM- Celebrating Creative Women!

23rd August, 2018|Music|

Sunday 26 August at 6pm Popular Ukhozi FM Jazz Host Mandla Mdletshe will be hosting some super talented South African lady musicians to celebrate Women’s Month on his show on Sunday 26 August. Presented by The Headroom and supported by Concerts SA, this month’s special event features women who have been making waves in the [...]

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The Shemual Mahabeer Collective In Concert

23rd August, 2018|Music|

The Jazzy Rainbow, Friday 31st August This performance by The Shemual Mahabeer Collective 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 [...]

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Double Enjoys A Double Dose Of German “Singspiel”

23rd August, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Visiting Italian virtuoso pianist, Alessandro Taverna, and DUT actor Mpilonhle Makhaye enjoy tiny bite-size German delicacies to honour Durban’s hosting two productions featuring German “Singspiele” - a small-scale operatic musical drama in which spoken dialogue is interspersed with song Dr Pamela Tancsik stages and directs Marikana to Mahagonny – an adaptation of the seldom performed [...]

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Cabaret And Tribute Shows At Hilton Arts Festival

22nd August, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 - 16 September The hills are alive with the sound of music, at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival enjoy a number of tribute and cabaret shows and some phenomenal original local talents are on offer at festival weekend. Slotting into the section of new and original music, back again, the beautiful husband [...]

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Submit Your Application To Concerts SA Today

21st August, 2018|Music|

Submit your Music Tour Support Application to Concerts SA today Applications Deadline: Sunday 16th September 2018 Planning a music tour and require support? Apply to Concerts SA’s Music Mobility Fund, which will select new projects in September Following the success of the ten previous rounds, applications are now open for the second iteration of Music [...]

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On A Budget At The Fest

21st August, 2018|Art Matters, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 - 16 September As always, the annual Hilton Arts Festival is completely accessible if you are on a budget with tons of free stuff to do over the weekend of 14 - 16 September. A number of venues will host free music throughout the three days of the festival, [...]

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A Conversation In Jazz With Khaya Mahlangu And Salim Washington

20th August, 2018|Music|

A conversation in jazz with Khaya Mahlangu and Salim Washington in KwaZulu-Natal In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents The Khaya Mahlangu and Salim Washington Quintet. The renowned saxophone players will visit Luthuli Museum in Groutville on Friday 31 August at 6pm and Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on Saturday 1 September at 7pm. [...]

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