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Monday, March 19, 2012


(Pallavi Mahidhara)

Rising pianist Pallavi Mahidhara will perform at the KZN Philharmonic’s final concert of its Summer Season on March 22. South African arts and culture television programme, Eastern Mosaic, will also be on hand to record this amazing 25-year-old in concert with KZN’s fabulous orchestra.

Fresh from performances at the 2011 Marlboro Music Festival, Mahidhara was born in 1987 to Indian parents. She graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. This will be her second appearance with the KZN Philharmonic.

This exciting finale of the KZN Philharmonic’s Summer Season features three major contributions from Russian composers under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Boico. The concert commences with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnole, followed by Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and closes with Rachmaninoff’s compositional swan song, the Symphonic Dances.

The orchestra will also announce details of its Winter 2012 symphony which commences on May 17 and runs until June 21. An exciting launch is planned with exclusive subscription offers and luxurious lucky draw prizes.

Patrons can also unwind after work before attending the concert with sundowner cocktails at Quarters Hotel on Florida Road as well as taking advantage of a free shuttle service to and from the concert.

The KZN Philharmonic in association with Friends of Music will once again present informative talks on concert evenings. Patrons are advised that these talks are now held at the Albany Hotel at 18h15 and last for 45 minutes. Admission R30 includes light refreshments.

The concert takes place on March 22 at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall. Tickets are available through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or

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