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Thursday, June 13, 2013


(Sarah Chang)

The KZN Philharmonic proudly presents three concerts featuring acclaimed violin soilist Sarah Chang, recognised as arguably one of the most accomplished violin soloists currently on the world stage.

Ms Chang has performed and recorded with many of the great orchestras of the world including the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Dresden Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestras.

Yehudi Menuhin described her as “the most wonderful, perfect, ideal violinist” he had ever heard.

She will be performing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Sibelius aspired to being a violin soloist himself but his training was insufficient (he didn’t take up the instrument until he was 15) and his considerable natural talent was for composition. Throughout his distinguished career, he continued to admire the violin as a solo instrument and this concerto is his only work for a solo instrument with an orchestra.

The programme, which will be conducted by Theodore Kuchar, also includes Wagner’s Rienzi Overture and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

The concert takes place tonight (June 13) at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and a chocolate at interval.

The pre-concert talk in Durban will be conducted by Liezl-Maret Jacobs in the Playhouse Alhambra Room at 18h15. Entrance is R10. Concert tickets R135 to R350 booked through Computicket or at the door.

The same programme will be performed in Johannesburg on June 20 and 22 at 20h00 in the Linder Auditorium, Wits University Campus. Tickets R350 and R450. Booking is also at Computicket.