Final two weeks of KZNPO’s 2018
Spring Season
Durban City Hall: 1 – 22 November
The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra is half way through its 2018 Spring Season which runs every Thursday in the Durban City Hall each Thursday, until 22 November, starting at 19h30.
Japanese master conductor, Yasuo Shinozaki is at the helm of the KZNPO for its third programme of the season on 15 November. Following a performance of Mendelssohn’s rarely heard Fair Melusina Overture, and Samuel Barber’s serenely beautiful Adagio for Strings, South African-born virtuoso, Robert Pickup, Principal Clarinetist of the Philharmonia Zurich Orchestra, takes the spotlight in Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor. The programme climaxes with Robert Schumann’s ‘Spring Symphony’, the German Romantic composer’s first symphonic composition, written in 1841 shortly after his happy marriage to the renowned concert pianist, Clara Wieck.
Daniel Boico, KZNPO’s Associate Guest Conductor, rounds off the Spring Season with performances of Mendelssohn’s hugely popular ‘Scottish Symphony’, and Balakirev’s rarely heard Overture on Three Russian Themes, before the acclaimed German-Russian pianist, Olga Scheps takes the Durban City Hall by storm as the evening peaks with one of the international concert-going public’s best loved pieces, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor.
Season tickets and bookings for individual concerts are through Computicket. For more information call 031-369 9438, email or visit

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