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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


The conductor and programme of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s symphony concert tomorrow night (November 1) has been changed due to unforeseen circumstances and the indisposition of the conductor.

Replacing the popular Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the best loved symphonies of all time, Symphony No. 9 From The New World in E Minor, Op. 95 by Dvořák, plus Ravel’s rousing Boléro.

The programme, which still includes Respighi’s Fountains of Rome, will now be conducted by the highly acclaimed German-born Frank Cramer. International critics characterise Maestro Cramer as one who, in a very unique way, combines inspiration, intensity and expression with naturalness and professional skill.

The concert will mark the launch of the KZN Philharmonic’s 30th anniversary. A chocolate and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine will be served to all concert-goers during interval. Parking is available in the Royal Parkade at R10 per vehicle and security is on duty for the convenience of all audience members.

The concert takes place at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall. A pre-concert lecture will take place in the Playhouse Alhambra Room at 18h15 presented by Stavros Anthias. Tickets may be booked at Computicket or on 031 369 9404 / 9438. They are also available at the door before the concert.