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Sunday, October 18, 2015


(Junnan Sun, principal clarinettist of the KZN Philharmonic)

Music history will be made during two very special concerts due to take place in the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg on October 28 and 29 as the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra performs with their KZN counterparts, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic.

These concerts symbolically herald a new chapter for the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) and the start of a new relationship with their sister orchestra, the KZNPO, as the result of a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Boards of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic (KZN Philharmonic) and the JPO last month.

The concert begins with one of Mozart’s most famous works – the Concerto for Clarinet in A major. This work is best known for its use in the film Out of Africa starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, and it is a true masterpiece of the repertoire. Junnan Sun, the newly appointed principal clarinettist of the KZN Philharmonic, steps up to perform this virtuosic and sensual work. Under the baton of Daniel Raiskin, the evening’s programme will feature the grand Mahler's Symphony No.5 in C Sharp minor.

The JPO and KZN Philharmonic perform in concert together at the Linder Auditorium on Wits Parktown Campus on October 28 and 29 at 20h00. Booking is through Computicket outlets, telephonically at 0861 915 8000, or online at

Subscriber tickets through Nompilo Mtshali at the KZN Philharmonic Offices on 031 369 9477