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 featuring nine fabulous young performers in the traditional National Youth Concerto.
The KZN Phil continues its primary mission of bringing excellence in music making to the province of KZN. The Early Spring Season features top South African and international musicians in an eclectic programme of amazing music. “We are committed to bringing the highest quality symphony concerts to Durban thereby enriching the city and province through music,” says Bongani Tembe CEO and Artistic Director of the KZN Philharmonic.
The Early Spring Season ends on a high note with the National Youth Concerto Festival on Thursday 14 September, which will be conducted by Resident Conductor Lykele Temmingh.
Fostering upcoming new talent on our musical landscape has always been a central part of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s mandate, and in this regard, the annual National Youth Concerto remains a fixture of the Orchestra’s Early Spring Season. Nine young performers from throughout South Africa will be participating: Shaheel Kooverjee; Alice Clegg; Danel Dippenaar; Joshua Frank; Cameron Williams; Shaw Komori; Andre Visser; Thomas Mohlamme and Yolisa Ngnexana.
Among the programme items will be: Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 oboes in d minor: Mvts 1, 2 and 3; Mozart’s La Clemenza Di Tito, K.621: “S’altro che lagrime”; Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor: Mvt 1; Hüe Fantasie; Stephenson Introduction and Allegro: Mvt 1; Verdi Macbeth: “Come Dal Ciel Precipita”; Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto in A flat: Mvt 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op, 18: Mvt 3.
Refreshments and light snacks may be purchased in the foyer before the concert and during interval. Single tickets are available from, 0861 915 8000, or from Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters. It is cheaper to subscribe: For subscriptions contact 031 3699438.
The morning rehearsals for the early Spring Symphony Season concerts are open to the public and provide a glimpse into the preparation needed for a symphony concert. Join us each Symphony Season Thursday at 10am in the Durban City Hall. Entrance for adults is R30 / R10 for scholars, which includes a cup of tea or coffee during the interval. The final rehearsal is the perfect opportunity to introduce scholars to symphony concerts and also provides great outings for community groups and retirement homes. Please contact the KZN Philharmonic to enquire about special rates and to make arrangements for groups. Contact or call the bookings office on 031 369 9438.
You can gain a deeper understanding of the music you are about to hear by attending the Friends of Music’s Pre-Concert Lecture starting at 6pm each Thursday and entry is R10.
Conductor: Lykele Temmingh
Soloists: Various Young South African Performers
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 oboes in d minor: Mvts 1, 2 and 3
Mozart La Clemenza Di Tito, K.621: “S’altro che lagrime”
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor: Mvt 1
Hüe Fantasie
Stephenson Introduction and Allegro: Mvt 1
Verdi Macbeth “Come Dal Ciel Precipita”
Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto in A flat: Mvt 1
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op, 18: Mvt 3
Preconcert Lecture: Dr. Teddy Pillay