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Monday, September 9, 2019


(Reuben Mbonambi; Joshua Louis; Cameron Williams; Stephanie Lawrenson; Clara Lubbe and Daniel Brodie. Front row: Naledi Dweba; Molly Dzangare; Lykele Temmingh – Resident Conductor KZNPO, Bongani Tembe – CEO & Artistic Director KZNPO, and Chris Njapha)

The KZN Philharmonic’s four-week Early Spring Season ends in traditional style on Thursday (September 12, 2019) with resident conductor Lykele Temmingh on the Durban City Hall podium for the annual National Youth Concerto Festival.

The event showcases the cream of young South African talent taking the stage to perform with seasoned professionals.

The eclectic musical line-up is carefully curated to showcase the best of each performer’s unique talent. On the programme is Vivaldi’s Concerto for two cellos performed by Sunday Kelechi and Chris Njapha both from Cape Town; the Dove Sono aria from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro sung by Molidzangare (soprano) from Cape Town; Paule Maurice’s Tableaux de Provence performed by Clara Lubbe (alto saxophone) from Pretoria; Belá Kovács Sholem Alekhem rov Feidman performed by Cameron Williams (clarinet) from Cape Town; and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra performed as a duet by Joshua Louis (violin) and Stephanie Lawrenson (viola) both from Cape Town.

Also on the programme are Giuseppe Verdi’s Il lacerato spirito aria for bass from the opera Simon Boccanegra sung by Rueben Mbonambi from Cape Town; Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto  performed by Antonia Naledi Dweba (clarinet) from Bloemfontein and finally Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No1 performed by Daniel Bradie (piano) from East London.

This final concert of the season takes place in the Durban City Hall on September 12 at 19h30.

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