Durban Enjoys A Feast Of Tchaikovsky

KZNPO 2018 Summer Season: Playhouse: Thurs 22 Feb at 7.30pm
Royal Moscow Ballet: Playhouse: Sat 10 March at 2pm and 6pm
Tribute to Tchaikovsky: Lovers of the music of great Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, whose works are among the most popular music in the romantic classical repertoire, are in for a double treat with a Tchaikovsky focus both in the opening concert of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Season on Thursday 22 Feb at 7.30pm; and in the programme to be presented by the Royal Moscow Ballet when they return to Durban as part of their SA tour, for two shows only on Saturday March 10 – at 2pm and 6pm.
For its 2018 opening concert on 22 February, KZN Phil welcomes the return of its Associate Guest Conductor, Israeli-American, Daniel Boico, with a programme of three concert block-busters. Soloist for the evening is acclaimed young Ukraine-born pianist, Anna Dmytrenko who will perform Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor. Also on the programme will be Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, which is often referred to as the late romantic Russian composer’s ‘Fate symphony’.
Royal Moscow Ballet will be returning to South Africa in March with a programme paying tribute to Tchaikovsky which comes to Durban for two shows only on Saturday March 10 – at 2pm and 6pm. Act One features: A Serenade for Strings – a one act Ballet with choreography by Anatoly Emelianov; Act Two features the Black Pas de Deux from the ballet, Swan Lake; and a one act Ballet Francesca Da Rimini which premieres in South Africa, also featuring choreography by Anatoly Emelianov.
Booking for both is through Computicket.
Photo caption:
Pictured on the Playhouse Opera stage are: Ukraine-born pianist, Anna Dmytrenko, soloist with the orchestra on Thursday, and ballet dancers Bridget Crisp and Georgia Nicolin from
the Minette de Klerk Dance Academy from Durban North, who eagerly await the arrival of the touring Russian troupe.

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