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Thursday, January 23, 2014


(Michael Jones)

British born cellist Michael Jones will feature in Friends of Music’s next recital. He started to play at the age of 13. He has won many prizes for solo and chamber music playing and was chosen to play for the British Royal Family.

His programme will include works from Bach to Rodrigo – including a selection of Bach suites and Rodrigo’s Fantasia

In the Prelude Performer slot, made possible by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, are Leah Mari – pianist, singer and composer for as long as she can remember. Her composition Siyakhanya was performed by the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra conducted by Richard Cock featuring Leah singing. Performing with her will be Ella Mari, a member of the Eden College Choir who plays drums for the school band. In 2012 Ella performed at the Hilton Arts Festival with Leah Mari (vocals).

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

Membership for 2014 is now open. To take advantage of this, contact Friends of Music prior to the recital.