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Thursday, October 18, 2012


(Tibor Boganyi)

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s next concert tonight (October 18) is themed A Trio of Talents.

The concert opens with two Hungarian masterpieces and the orchestra welcomes back Tibor Boganyi to the podium to conduct the music of his countrymen. The first piece of the evening is Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, followed by Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, performed by Konstantin Scherbakov. Scherbakov is a highly accomplished soloist and has given solo performances in 35 countries.

In the second half of the concert, South African tenor Musa Nkuna will join soprano Estelle Kruger to present a gripping selection of arias and duets by Italian and French composers. Musa studied singing with James Conrad in Durban and with Pierre-André Blaser at the Conservatoire de Lausanne in Switzerland. Estelle is a Pretoria-born South African soprano who holds a Masters degree in opera performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and from the Pretoria Technikon Opera School.

The public is reminded that there will be no open rehearsal at 10h00 for this concert.

The concert takes place in the Durban City Hall at 19h30. The spring season will continue to run until November 1, with concerts being held every Thursday. Pre-concert talks take place at the Playhouse Alhambra Room at 18h15 on the night of each concert. The speakers for the rest of the season are – Michael Green (October 18); Barry Edwards (October 25) and Stavros Anthias (November 1).

Safe and subsidised parking is available at the Royal Hotel. For further information contact the subscription office on 031 369 9404 or 369 9438, e-mail or visit Booking for individual concerts is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at