KZNPO Early Spring Season Ends On A Youthful Note!

Durban City Hall: 12 September at 7.30pm
The KZN Philharmonic’s four-week Early Spring Season ends in traditional style on Thursday (12 September) with resident conductor Lykele Temmingh on the Durban City Hall podium for the annual National Youth Concerto Festival, which showcases the cream of young South African talent taking the stage to perform with seasoned professionals.
Early in the year, Temmingh held auditions across the country – in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and throughout greater Durban. This year ten young adults were chosen who represent the very best of South Africa’s emerging fine musical talent.
Temmingh is known as the conductor who has worked extensively with bodies such as the KZN Youth Orchestra and has a special affinity for bolstering the confidence of young players alleviating the daunting experience of performing alongside professional orchestral musicians for the first time.
“The KZNPO has presented the National Youth Concerto Festival for the past 36 years because of its commitment to nurturing excellent young talent. This festival has been a springboard for the careers of hundreds of young South African musicians. This year I am delighted that for the first time we will feature a foreign national – a soprano from Zimbabwe. This will be an opportune moment to remind us that music crosses all borders”, considers Bongani Tembi – CEO and Artistic Director of KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.
The evening’s programme opens with the orchestra playing Weber’s Euryanthe Overture.
The eclectic musical line up is carefully curated to showcase the best of each performer’s unique talent. On the programme is Vivaldi’s Concerto for two cellos performed by Sunday Kelechi and Chris Njapha both from Cape Town; the “Dove Sono” aria from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro sung by Molidzangare (soprano) from Cape Town; Maurice Paule’s Tableaux de Provence performed by Clara Lubbe (alto saxophone) from Pretoria; Belá Kovács Sholem Alekhem Rov Feidman performed by Cameron Williams (clarinet) from Cape Town; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra performed as a duet by Joshua Louis (violin) and Stephanie Lawrenson (viola) both from Cape Town; Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il lacerato spirito” aria for bass from the opera Simon Boccanegra sung by Rueben Mbonambi from Cape Town; Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto performed by Antonia Naledi Dweba (clarinet) from Bloemfontein and finally Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.1 performed by Daniel Bradie (piano) from East London.
This is the final concert of the season. Bookings are through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, or online at For more information call 031-369 9438, email or visit

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