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Friday, October 14, 2016


(Sofia Cabruja & Carles Lama)

The next recital from Friends of Music on October 18 will feature Four Hands Piano.

Steinway Artists Carles Lama and Sofia Cabruja are one of Europe’s most renowned piano duos. Acclaimed by the public and critics alike for their spectacular synchronization, mutual understanding, brilliant technique, quality of sound and infinite passion and elegance, they regularly perform in recitals for four hands in all the capitals of the world.

Their repertoire from Bach to 21st century music and includes all major works for piano for four hands.

The programme for Friends of Music is titled A Magical Hour of Spanish Music and includes:

Granados from the Opera “Goyescas” – El Pelele – Intermezzo –  EI Baile del Candil –
La Maja y el Rusisenor - Los Requiebros.
IAlbeniz from “Suite Espanola” – Cadiz – Sevilla – Aragon - Castilla
De Falla – Two Dances from “La vida breve” – Spanish Dance no 1 and 2

The Prelude Performers for the evening are from the UKZN Opera School (OSCA) -  Amanda Kosi.(soprano) and Njabulo Ntobela (lyric baritone) – who have both studied under the direction of Lionel Mkhwanazi. They will perform Sois immobile from Guillaume Tell by Rossini; Signore ascolta from Turandot by Puccini and Lippen Schweigen from Lehar’s The Merry Widow.

The recital takes place at 19h30 on October 18 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM members and R20 orchestral/students)

Friends of Music is funded by the National Lotteries Commission. For more information visit