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Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Friends of Music will host the Sempre Viva Trio on October 8. This unusual collaboration brings instruments together and explores the world of wonderful classical, romantic and modern music.  The group comprises cellist Polina Burdukova from Russia along with South African musicians - pianist Kerryn Wisniewski and well known violinist Denise Sutton.

The programme includes Grieg’s Andante con moto; Vivaldi’s Concerto for violin and cello in B-flat major, RV547, Op. 20 (No. 2 Allegro; Andante and Allegro molto. Also to be performed are the Arensky Trio in D Minor, Op 32 (Allegro moderato; Scherzo; Elegia and Finale) and the Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 2, Op 67 (Andante-Moderato; Allegro con brio; Largo and Allegretto as well as Faure’s Apres un reve, Op7, No1.

The Prelude Performer of the evening will be Rachel Wedderburn–Maxwell. She plays both the violin and piano and was awarded 10 distinctions at the Queensburgh Festival of Arts. Her programme will include Kuhlau - Sonatina in A Major, Op 59, No 1. Allegro Scherzando; Temmingh - Ses Sariasies and Chopin’s Nocturne in C Sharp Minor,  Op.posth./  kk1va16.

Tickets R70 (R60 FOM members and R20 Orchestral / Students) Booking is at Computicket. Friends of Music concerts take place at 19h45 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 Old Fort Road (K.E. Masinga Road), Durban. There is safe parking. For more information visit

FOM acknowledges the support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.