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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Joanne Rosario returns to Durban to perform in KZNPO Concert

Vivid Contrasts, the next concert by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, takes place on October 30 and marks vibrant clarinettist Joanne Rosario’s return to Durban to perform under the baton of the KZNPO’s skilful resident conductor Naum Rousine.

Smetana’s The Moldau, with its picturesque images of the ever-changing course of the river, begins this evening’s concert on a vivid note. In contrast, Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1 is a profoundly serious and strikingly expressive work. With his melodic gift and pioneering flair for dramatic orchestration, Weber has crafted a work with a deep understanding of the capabilities of the instrument.

One of the most innovative of composers, Scriabin was driven by a poetic, philosophical and aesthetic vision that bordered on the mystical. His Second Symphony is buoyed by its rhythms and bursts of songs.

The concert takes place on October 30 at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall and will be preceded by a pre-concert lecture by the Friends of Music in the Royal Hotel at 18h00. Booking is at Computicket. For more information, click on the KZNPO banner advert which links direct to the orchestra’s website.