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Sunday, September 18, 2016


(Naum Rousine)

The next concert from the KZN Philharmonic in its Spring Symphony Season takes place on September 22. It celebrates Heritage Day with a unique set of pieces all composed by South African composers, performed by South African soloists and choirs and conducted by Naum Rousine.

The orchestra honours 40 years of compositional output by one of South African’s profilic composers, Professor Phelelani Mnomiya with excerpts from his new operatic masterpiece – uZiyankomo.

The programme continues with a concerto for marimba and string orchestra by one of South Africa’s legacy composers – Hendrik Hofmeyr.

Following intermission the orchestra premieres a new work by Durban-based artist Warren Bessey, titled Nandi, iNdlovukazi yesiNdlovukazi (Queen of Queens) which is a celebration of the life of uShaka’s mother – Queen Nandi.

The concert takes place on September 22 at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall. Booking is at Computicket.

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