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Sunday, March 20, 2016


(Guest conductor Daniel Boico)

The Summer Season of the 2016 World Symphony Series comes to a close on March 31, with a concert of symphonic giants, which will be held at The Playhouse Opera. KZN Philharmonic associate guest conductor Daniel Boico returns to lead the orchestra on this epic night of music-making. The concert begins with Rimsky-Korsakov's arrangement of music from Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain.

Israeli concert pianist Daniel Gortler makes his South African debut with the KZN Philharmonic performing Beethoven’s first piano concerto. The concert, and the Summer Season, then close with the colossal second symphony of Sergei Rachmaninoff. The composer finds a musical language in this symphony that is completely distinct from his piano writing. By being unbound the keyboard, the lyrical possibilities of the orchestra are fully explored in what is a seemingly endless stream of passion-laden melodies and themes. It is the perfect thrilling end to an amazing series of concerts.

This final concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Symphony Season will take place in the Playhouse Opera (not the City Hall which is the normal venue) on March 31 at 19h30.

Single tickets are available from, 0861 915 8000, or from Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters.For more information, contact 031 369 9438 or email