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Thursday, May 31, 2018


(Daniel Boico)

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra is about to launch its four week 2018 Winter Season to run in the Playhouse Opera Theatre, each Thursday, between June 7 and 28, 2018, starting at 19h30 as part of the Orchestra’s renowned World Symphony Series (WSS) which was launched in Durban 22 years ago.

Associated Guest Conductor Daniel Boico launches the Winter Season on June 7 with Beethoven’s powerful Egmont Overture. Written to accompany a performance of Goethe’s drama of the same title, it is one of the last works of the composer’s middle period, similar in style to the Fifth Symphony which predated it by two years. A superb showcase for award-winning Italian virtuoso, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, the statuesque grandeur of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor promises to be an exciting centrepiece to the evening’s programme, which concludes with a performance of the Symphony No 1 by the Russian composer, Alexander Borodin.

The concert takes place on June 7 at 17h30 in the Playhouse Opera. Season tickets and booking for individual concerts in KZN Philharmonic’s 2018 Winter Season through Computicket. Call 0861 915 8000 or book online at For more information call 031-369 9438, email or visit

The morning rehearsal Tea and Symphony takes place at 10h00 and the public is welcome to attend. Tickets R35 (R15 learners and students).

The pre-concert lecture at 18h00 in the Alhambra Room will be conducted by Dr Teddy Pillay.