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 aunt, the Princess Mkabayi Kajama who is remembered as a highly intelligent leader and fierce defender of the Royal Household. The concert, under the baton of acclaimed Russian maestro Daniel Raiskin, is performed by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Clermont Community Choir and soloists.
Also in the programme is Richard Strauss’s, Don Juan; Liszt’s dazzling Piano Concerto No 2 with soloist Vitaly Pisarenko and Smetana’s evocative The Moldau / Vltava from his symphonic poem, My Homeland.
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Being inspired by historical African cultural artefacts at Glenwood’s Phansi Museum ahead of tonight’s concert are Clermont Community Choir resident conductor, Brian Msizi Mnyandu with composer Warren Bessey.
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Concert THREE – Heritage Month Concert
Date: Thursday 6 September, 7.30pm
Venue: Durban City Hall
Conductor: Daniel Raiskin
Soloist: Vitaly Pisarenko and members of Clermont Community Choir
Featured instrument: Piano and Voice
Programme: Richard Strauss: Don Juan;
Liszt: Piano Concerto No 2
Smetana: Vltava from Ma Vast.
Warren Bessey: Symphonic Fantasy, Inkosazane Mkabayi.
Concert FOUR – National Youth Concerto Festival
Date: Thursday 13 September, 7.30pm
Venue: Durban City Hall
Conductor: Lykele Temmingh
Soloist: various
Featured instrument: various
Programme: pieces by: Mozart; Rossini; Krommer; Gounod; Mozart; Dubois; Saint-Saens; Lalo; Bellini; Shostakovich

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