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Saturday, May 29, 2021


Friends of Music invite music lovers to join them for an afternoon of exciting live orchestra music with the Durban City Orchestra on June 6, 2021.

Durban City Orchestra (DCO), which is independent of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, started as Durban Philharmonic Orchestra. It was later known as Gateway Philharmonic Orchestra before it became DCO and is one of the longest running orchestras in South Africa and performs at community events in and around KwaZulu-Natal.

The community orchestra is made up of active and retired music teachers, a former orchestral conductor, university music students and part time musicians who participate voluntarily for the love of music in this community facility, with a complement currently of approximately 30 members.

The orchestra includes two accomplished professional musicians in Lykele Temmingh as Resident Conductor and Jitske Brien as Concert Master. Temmingh is also the Resident Conductor for KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra where Brien assists periodically as a violinist.

(Left: Lykele Temmingh)

Tony Hind (DCO First Flute) also performed between 1972 and 1974 as conductor when DCO was known as Durban Philharmonic Orchestra.

The orchestra meets weekly for rehearsals throughout the year and welcomes interest from other musicians - so do not hesitate to chat to Warren Allen (DCO Chairman and Clarinet) for further details.

The programme includes:

Entry of The Gladiators / Triumph – Marsch: Julius Fucik

Emperor Waltzes: Johann Strauss

Wine, Women and Song: Johann Strauss

Gold and Silver: Franz Lehar

March of the Two Left Feet: Leroy Anderson

Piano Concerto Op.21 (Piano Soloist:  Dylan Arslanian): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Hungarian Dances 1, 5 & 6: Johannes Brahms

Blue Tango: Leroy Anderson

Gabriel’s Oboe: Ennio Morricone

The concert takes place on June 6 at 15h00 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga Road.

Tickets: R120 (R100 FOM members). Due to Covid regulations it is necessary to pre-book seats. (you can still pay at the door).

Book at or phone 071 505 1021 (Keith) or 083 253 7935 (Bernice)