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Thursday, September 10, 2015


The KZN Youth Orchestra will present their annual gala concert at Durban Girls College on September 13. This will be their final concert for the year.

The KZNYO has had a productive year with a record breaking intake of members. They have performed several concerts in KZN this year- at Greystone in Escourt, Crawford North Coast, Umhlanga college, Empangeni High, various retirement centres around Durban, and at the FNB Starlight pops concert at Chris Saunders Park. The A orchestra toured to the Eastern Cape in July and performed their programme “Classic Blast” at Port Alfred, at the Keiskamma music school in Hamberg and two concerts at the Grahamstown festival.

On September 13, they will present a varied concert featuring their Shadow Orchestra, their main orchestra and then will finish with a number of items performed by the massed combined 72-piece orchestra. Expect to hear music ranging from the Baroque period, some Celtic, Indian, classical orchestral favourites and they will end with some jazz and pop thrown in!

Cathy Peacock and Lyk Temmingh will conduct the concert. Lyk Temmingh (see footnote) is passionate about working with young classical musicians from all around South Africa. He has been nurturing young musicians in the youth orchestra for the past 10 years.

The concert will be presented in picnic style where patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and will have the option of tables to sit at or concert style seating. Tickets R25 available at the door.

This is a perfect opportunity for budding young musicians to come and see the KZNYO in action. Auditions for new members will be held on October 16 and 17.

The concert will be held at 11h30 on September 13 at Durban Girls College in Musgrave Road. For more information regarding the concert or auditions contact either Amanda on 082 555 0527 or Cathy on 082 349 8362.

(Lyk Temmingh will conduct the Crawford School Soiree at Crawford College La Lucia on September 12 at 19h00 and the KZNYO Gala concert on September 13 at 11h30. The following week on September 17 at the Durban City Hall he will conduct the WSS Symphony young concerto evening with the KZNPO which features nine young talented performers from all around South Africa.)