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Thursday, May 9, 2013


The winter symphony season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra starts in the Durban City Hall on May 16 and so do the pre-concert lectures, which are aimed at increasing the listeners’ enjoyment of the music to be played. They are informal, informative and humorous, with excerpts from the music on the evening’s programme.

Supported by Friends of Music, the lectures are given at 18h15 on concert nights in the Alhambra Room of the Playhouse, Anton Lembede (Smith) Street, opposite the City Hall, and they end by 19h00, in comfortable time to walk over to the concert.

The lecturers this season are: Ted Brien (May 16); Michael Green (May 23 and 30) and Dr Teddy Pillay (June 6). The admission charge is R10.

The Fanatix Café in the Playhouse foyer is now open on concert nights and members of the audience can have light refreshments such as toasted sandwiches or more substantial meals such as roast chicken, pasta or vegetarian options.