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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Garth Anderson to narrate Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with KZNPO.

Yasuo Shinozaki will conduct the next concert in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s World Symphony Season Series on October 22.

Soloist Christoph Bielefeld (harp) will perform Handel’s Concerto for Harp in B-flat Major, Op. 4 No. 6. Another Handel work on the programme will be Solomon: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba.
Long time friend of the KZN Philharmonic, Garth Anderson, teams up once again with the orchestra to narrate Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. The work was commissioned just ten days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, and was part of a group of three works forming a “musical portrait gallery of great Americans." This musical portrait of Abraham Lincoln includes evocative passages from his speeches on the moral and political challenges to American democracy posed by fascism and slavery.

Completing the programme will be Debussy’s Danses Sacrée et Profane and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade Op. 35.

The concert takes place in the Durban City Hall at 19h30 on October 22. There will be a pre-concert lecture hosted by the Friends of Music at 18h15. Single tickets available from R60 through Computicket. Up to 25% discount on KZNPO subscriptions available on 031 369 9404 or email: