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Monday, August 1, 2016


(Sabine Baird & Ventura Rosenthal)

Friends of Music’s next recital on August 9 will feature South African musicians Sabine Baird (flute) and Ventura Rosenthal (harp).

Baird began her music studies in Germany. She was appointed associate principal flautist with the National Philharmonic Orchestra and performed as first flute with all the major orchestras in the Gauteng Region. She joined the KZN Philharmonic in 2005 and was appointed principal flautist in 2006.

Rosenthal studied the harp in Bucharest. She immigrated to Israel where she continued her studies under the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and then immigrated to South Africa and joined the National Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 2000. She is now the principal harpist with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Their programme will include works by Boisvallée; Donizetti; Zabel; Von Wilm; Doppler; Zamara; Petra-Basacopol; Debussy and Molnar.

The Prelude Performer for the evening will be Casey Chiang (piano) who will perform works by Clara Schumann; Margaret Bonds and Blanche Selva

The recital will take place on on August 9 at 19h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM members and R20 orchestral/students) There is safe parking..

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