Durban is host to a myriad phenomenal piano players who will be performing in and around the city over the next few days: internationally-acclaimed Ukrainian-American classical pianist, internet star, and social commentator Valentina Lisitsa who is the soloist for this evening’s (Thursday) KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the Durban City Hall performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2. She is one of the most frequently viewed pianists on YouTube. She shares the keyboards with Roelof Colyn and James Smith, two of the stars from touring evergreen comedy piano musical show, A Handful of Keys, which opened at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino last night where it runs until 19 November. A Handful of Keys has played to more the 420 000 people in over 1450 performances over the last 23 years. For the first time there will three keyboards and three pianists on the stage.
Colyn and Smith were hugely delighted to be meeting Miss Lisitsa in person!
Pictured are Valentina Lisitsa, Roelof Colyn (lilac) and James Smith (red)
Photo Rogan Ward
KZN Philharmonic Spring Symphony Concert
THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2017, 7:30pm
Conductor: Justus Frantz
Soloist: Valentina Lisitsa
Featured instrument: piano
Smetana “From Bohemia’s Meadows and Forests” from Má Vlast (My Country)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18
Dvorák Symphony No. 9 in e minor, Op. 95 (From the New World)
A Handful of Keys
Venue: iZulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino
Dates: 8 – 19 November
Dates / Times: Wed – Sat: 8.00pm; Sat & Sun: 3pm
Tickets: Computicket 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters.

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