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Thursday, June 9, 2022


(Above: Leo Gevisser & Daniel Boico)

KZN Philharmonic's Winter Season continues tonight (June 9, 2022), conducted by Daniel Boico and featuring soloist Leo Gevisser on piano.

The concert will include Berlioz’s operatic swan song in two acts, Béatrice et Bénédict. The story revolves around the short version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, which preserves the spirit of the comedy, but omits the saturnine intrigue of Don John against Claudio and Hero.

Saint-Saëns' "very Mozartian" Fifth Piano Concerto follows. Composed in 1895/1896 while he was visiting Cairo, Saint-Saëns based its theme on an original Nubian love song which he overheard sung by boatmen during a dahabia boat journey on the Nile.

Brahms’ Third Symphony is intensely lyrical despite its frequent spasms of unrest, and at the end one feels assured not so much of triumph over adversity as of an ultimate and enduring peace. The symphony’s Vienna première and the many successive performances elsewhere were received with great acclaim.

This evening’s concert was made possible thanks to generous financial support from the Rupert Music Foundation.

Single tickets are available through the office and online via Quicket. Your safety is, as always, of paramount importance to the KZNPO. The security team will be stationed around the Playhouse / parking precinct, and all COVID protocols will be strictly followed.

The concert will take place tonight (June 9, 2022) at 19h00 in the Playhouse Opera Theatre.


The final concert of the Winter Season will take place on June 16, conducted by Robert Moody and featuring soloist, Bryan Wallick, on piano. The programme features Mozart’s Così fan tutte Overture; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26 in C Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 in A Major