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Friday, February 27, 2015


(Shruti (sitar) & Vaishnav (double bass who also plays tabla) Teeluck)

The KZN Youth Orchestra, featuring the cream of the province’s musical youngsters, will bring their brand of classical music to Crawford North Coast in Watson Highway, Westbrook, on March 6.

They will present a programme of music embracing the classic repertoire and some symphonic jazz and pop. Also of interest will be an original Indian classical piece performed by Shruti and Viashnav Teeluck on the sitar and tabla respectively.

Titled Classic Blast, the concert will have the KZN Youth Orchestra sharing the stage with the popular jazz show band Platform Jazz who will perform a shortened version of their recent sell-out show, Swingtime, in the second half of the concert. This showcases the velvet-voiced Shelley McLean singing great hits from the 30’s and 40’s such as Hey Mambo, Blue Moon, My Baby just cares for me and L.O.V.E.

Led by Cathy Peacock, the band will play big band tunes by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller to name a few and will treat the audience to a large dose of nostalgia and elegance. Other band members include Jeff judge on sax, Duncan Wooldridge on trombone, Kirsten Sayers on clarinet, Yuri Litveneko on double bass, Stephane Pechoux on drums and Melvin Peters on piano. Three young crooners from Crawford will perform an item with them.

Classic Blast takes place on March 6 at 18h00 at Crawford North Coast which is situated in Watson Highway, Westbrook. Tickets R80 (R50 pensioners and all students) booked through Nina on 082 877 1793 or email

The evening will take the form of a supper theatre so patrons are invoted to bring snacks and beverages.

NB: The KZN Youth Orchestra will perform a further concert on the North Coast, this time at Umhlanga College, Preston Drive, Umhlanga on March 13.