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Monday, March 6, 2017


The glorious KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is half-way through its six-concert Summer Symphony Season which is currently taking place every Thursday in the Playhouse Opera.

For the final two concerts of the Summer Season the baton is in the hands of Japanese conductor Yasuo Shinozaki. He opens the March 9 concert with Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite. The featured piece for the evening is the Trombone Concerto for Orchestra by Danish composer Launy Grndahl. Soloist is principal trombone player with the KZN Philharmonic, Italian trombonist Andrea Balocco a masters graduate from the Geneva University of Music. The evening climaxes with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 in A major, one of the composers most revered masterworks. It is a paean to heroic patriotism.

The concert takes place at 19h30 on March 9 in the Playhouse Opera. Booking is through / 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters. It is cheaper to subscribe - contact 031 369 9438.

The pre-concert lecture taking place in the Playhouse Alhambra Room at 18h00 will be hosted by by Dr Teddy Pillay.

Catch the final rehearsal on the morning of the scheduled concerts every Thursday during season at 10h00 for a nominal charge. Contact KZN Philharmonic offices for bookings and for more info: / 031369 9438.