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Saturday, March 12, 2016


Music Together: an exhibition of 30 black and white prints journaling the extensive community, education and outreach of the busy KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, will be on display at the Durban Art Gallery from March 17.

“So often one associates the orchestra with performing sublime concerts in the magnificent City Hall during our Symphony Seasons, not realising that this represents a fraction of the overall programme of the orchestra. So much of their time and talent is spent doing performances, workshops, master-classes and mentoring programmes which take place in community venues, school halls, rehearsal rooms, old age homes and informal spaces across the length and breadth of the province,” says Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the KZN Philharmonic.

Working closely with the Durban Art Gallery, The Print Room has been transformed into a mock orchestra rehearsal room, with 30 carefully-chosen black and white prints displayed on music stands. The photos have all been taken over roughly a two-month period by photographers Val Adamson; Gcina Ndwalane and Rogan Ward to create a storyboard which begins to capture some of the special moments, connections and nuances of these programmes.

Music Together will be on display at the Durban Art Gallery until April 30, 2016.

For more information on the KZN Philharmonic, link to the orchestra’s website through the advert at the top of this page.