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Monday, October 26, 2009


(Pic: Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhães)

Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhães to perform in KZNPO concert on October 29.

The KZN Philharmonic has announced a change in the programme of the concert to be held on October 29 titled Lyrical Duo. The duo, whose international performances have earned popular and critical acclaim, will now be South African pianist Nina Schumann and Portuguese partner Luis Magalhães.
The programme which will be led by the accomplished Japanese conductor Yasuo Shinozaki includes Wagner’s Tannhäuser: Overture, Mendelssohn’s Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major and Brahms’s Symphony No.4 in E minor. The four contrasting movements of the Brahms symphony, with its periods of subtlety alternating with those of great intensity, have ensured it a well-earned popularity among music lovers and makes for a notable conclusion to the concert.

As always the Friends of Music host a pre-concert talk at the Royal Hotel at 18h15. The talks are designed to enrich the experience of the concert goer. The admission is R30 pp and light refreshments are served.

This concert forms part of the World Symphony Series Spring Season which takes place every Thursday at the Durban City Hall at 19h30 until November 12. Bookings open through on 083 915 8000. Safe and subsidised parking is available at the Royal Hotel on concert nights. Single tickets available from R60 through Computicket but up to 25% discount on subscriptions are available through the KZNPO offices on 031 369 9438, email: or log onto