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Thursday, February 10, 2022


"It is with joyful hearts that the KZN Philharmonic announces its upcoming Summer Season, heralding the start of 2022's World Symphony Series and a much-anticipated return to our regular programming,” says Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the KZNPO.

“There are only a limited number of seats available with loyal subscribers receiving discounted rates on season tickets. So don't delay! Your safety is of paramount importance to the KZNPO and all COVID protocols will be strictly followed.”


All concerts will take place in the Playhouse Opera at 19h00.

February 24, 2022:

Bernhard Gueller, conductor

Hyeyoon Park, violin

Beethoven: Leonora Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26 in g minor

Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 in D Major


March 3. 2022:

Bernhard Gueller, conductor

Boris Kerimov, cello

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Schumann: Cello Concerto, Op. 129 in a minor

Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543 in E-flat Major


March 10, 2022:

Lyk Temmingh, conductor

Roelof Temmingh Jr, piano

Temmingh: Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 in b minor, “Pathetique”


March 17, 2022:

Daniel Boico, conductor

Ilya Friedberg, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 in C Major

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 in E-flat Major, “Eroica”


The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is a not-for-profit company and a public benefit organisation with a committed board of directors consisting of prominent business people and community leaders.

The Orchestra is chaired by business luminary, Mr Saki Macozoma, and ably led for the past 25 years by Mr Bongani Tembe, an accomplished Juilliard School trained singer and distinguished arts manager. Mr Tembe’s strong vision fosters high artistic values and a commitment to engaging with the diverse communities of South Africa.

A comprehensive education, development and community engagement programme exposes more than 30,000 urban and township learners per year to music educational concerts, whilst the Orchestra also spends part of the year in the rural areas working with local schools and communities. In addition, the Orchestra presents its flagship World Symphony Series (WSS), which features four seasons of symphony concerts at the Durban City Hall and the Playhouse Opera Theatre.

Season and single tickets are available through the KZNPO offices on or 031 369 9438.


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