Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 October to 21 November
Final Week: Thurs 21 November at 7.30pm
The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Spring Season, wraps up its four week season on Thursday 21 November, each World Symphony Series concert starting at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall.
Regrettably last week’s concert was cancelled due to the anticipated storm.
Rounding off the season, conductor Conrad van Alphen opens his programme on a celebratory note with Antonin Dvořák’s ebullient Carnival Overture. Written in 1891 the work forms the second part of a trilogy of overtures grouped under the themes of Nature, Life and Love. Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor heralds the arrival on the Durban’s concert scene of South African pianist, Megan-Geoffrey Prins, this year’s prodigiously gifted Standard Bank Young Artist for Music. While the work’s imposing opening movement and its dashing finale each offer great opportunities for a pianist to display a wide range of virtuosity, combined with pristine sensibility, the work’s soulful middle movement is surely one of the loveliest creations in the composer’s entire oeuvre.
The evening closes on a high with Antonin Dvořák’s ever-rewarding New World Symphony, which some musicologists have noted the Czech’s fascination with American musical influences that they perceive to surface in the score.
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