Thursday 21 June
The Fête de la Musique also known as World Music Day is an annual global music celebration that takes place on 21 June, during which people are urged to play music and attend concerts.
In Durban – the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will be hosting a symphony concert this evening (Thursday 21 June), the third in their four week Winter Symphony Season taking place every Thursday in the Durban Playhouse.
Durban is also about to be consumed by the fabulous ISEA2018 – the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art – which comes to multiple venues around Durban from 23 to 30 June creating a city-wide showcase of dozens of exhibitions, events, installations, walks, festivals and activities, and a major global conference on new media art, all talking to the theme of Intersections. Workshops and preparations are already underway.
Concerts SA provides proactive ongoing support mechanism for musicians, music venues and national tours and has various concerts and events planned around World Music Day.
Jonas Brolin – principal trumpet player for the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra
Sara Retallick – Australian artist working on an underwater sound installation project, Slipstream, which can be enjoyed from 4.30pm Thursday 28 June at uShaka, one of the events at ISEA2018, the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art.
Lu Dlamini – a Concerts SA Durban organizer, Durban performer and singer.
“The Motherboard of all Festivals!”
ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban
23 – 30 June 2018
To find out more:
The detailed programme can be found on the ISEA2018 website.
KZNPO 2018 Winter Season
Playhouse Opera: 7 – 28 June 2018
Date: Thurs 21 June
Venue: Playhouse Opera
Conductor: Conrad van Alphen
Soloist: Nikita Boriso Glebsky
Featured instrument: Violin
Programme: Mendelssohn Overture to a Midsummer Nights Dream, Op 21; Sibelius Violin Concerto in d minor, Opus 47; Dvořák: Symphony No 5 in F Major Op 76.
Pre concert lecture: Dr AJ Bethke
Tea and symphony: Enjoy the morning rehearsal on Thursday at 10am
Tickets R35 for adults and pensioners, and R15 for learners and students
The Fête de la Musique also known as World Music Day is an annual global music celebration that takes place on 21 June, during which people are urged to play music and attend concerts. The idea of setting aside one day to consciously acknowledge music was originated by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang and composer, music writer Maurice Fleuret. It was first celebrated in Paris in 1982. It is now formally celebrated in hundreds of countries around the world.
World Music Day
Thursday 21 June