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Thursday, October 25, 2012


On October 25 the KZN Philharmonic presents its penultimate concert of the Spring Season

The concert will pair two Russian classics alongside a new work by South African composer Roelof Temmingh. Maestro Boganyi returns to lead the orchestra in this thrilling programme.

The concert opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Festive Overture which is a unique work drawing on the Obikhod, the Russian Orthodox collection of chants/themes. The brilliant result is a product of both Rimsky-Korsakov and Russia, and has enjoyed a long history as a concert overture.

The orchestra will then be joined by Pieter Schoeman, the South African leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, to perform Roelof Temmingh’s newly composed Violin Concerto. This will be an especially poignant performance in honour of Durban-based Temmingh, who passed away in May of this year.

The concert will close with Tchaikovsky’s final symphonic effort. Composed in 1893, his Symphony No. 6 is a summation of his accomplishments as a composer of instrumental music. It is a dark, mysterious work that attained an oracular status when Tchaikovsky died suddenly aged only 53 - days after he conducted the premiere.

The concert takes place on October 25 at the Durban City Hall at 19h30. Pre-concert talks take place in the Playhouse Alhambra Room at 18h15 and this week’s speaker is Barry Edwards.

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