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Friday, May 6, 2016


(KZNPO’s Tshepo Ntswelengwe introduces the bold sounds of his French horn to baby Miroslav, son of KZNPO violinist Natalia Pronenko. Pic by Sophie Thompson)

Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day, while enjoying two of the region’s priceless resources, the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and Durban’s magnificent Botanic Gardens.

Set to entertain families and friends as they celebrate Mother’s Day on May 8, Old Mutual Music at the Lake proudly presents the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra featuring celebrity muso Arno Carstens and special guest Chloe Clark, with a bouquet of live music-making in the magical setting of Durban’s Botanic Gardens.

Arno Carstens of Springbok Nude Girls fame, and Chloe Clark who featured until recently in Team Khan on The Voice SA, will join forces with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic (‘Africa’s Premiere Orchestra’) to entertain patrons at the Durban Botanical Gardens on Mothers’ Day.

Highlights include Arno’s biggest block busters: Emergency; Another Universe; Blue Eyes and Hole Heart, with Chloe adding a feminine touch with L-O-V-E; Doo Bee Doo, and other hits.

The KZN Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Lykele Temmingh will accompany Arno and Chloe, and will also play some highlights its forthcoming season, including Shostakovich’s spectacular Festive Overture and a short movement from Beethoven’s 8th Symphony.

The concert takes place on May 8 in the Durban Botanic Gardens. Tickets: presold R140 (R160 on the day). Children 8 to 12 years R60 (under 8 free).

Tickets available online at or at the Information Office at the Gardens.

Gates open at 13h00 for presold ticket holders, and at 13h30 for on-the-day sales. Children are welcome to enjoy some fun & games at Kidzone. A variety of food and soft refreshments will be available to purchase. Picnic blankets, camp chairs, cooler boxes are allowed.

Kindly note that following are not allowed: beach umbrellas, gazebos, pets, balls, bikes, scooters, weapons, hubbly bubblies or illegal substances.

So make mum’s day and treat her and the family to an unforgettable event!