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Monday, September 26, 2022


Bongani Tembe, CEO and Artistic Director of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, is pleased to announce the upcoming Spring Symphony Season, featuring an exciting programme of not-to-be-missed performances.

Daniel Boico takes the podium on October 6, followed by acclaimed Polish conductor Michał Dworzyński. German conductor Justus Frantz makes one of his many return appearances to the KZN Philharmonic stage for the third concert of the Season, and Noam Aviel commands the podium for the finale.

The soloist guest roster features highly-accomplished South African pianist Nina Schumann; the London-based Australian pianist Jayson Gillham, and two dazzling young Latvian virtuosos: violinist Kristine Balanas and cellist Maja Bogdanović.

Each evening's musical offerings are included below and the full brochure will be released in the next few days.

Discounted rates on season tickets are once again available to loyal subscribers, who may also enjoy preferred seating. Season tickets are only available through the KZNPO offices on or 031 369 9438.

Single tickets may also be purchased from the KZNPO now, and will be available online via Quicket in the next week.

“Your safety is of paramount importance to us,” adds Bongani Tembe. “Our security team will be stationed around the Playhouse / parking precinct, and all COVID protocols will be strictly followed.

“Here’s to sharing a wealth of superb music-making with you all!”

All concerts will take place in the Playhouse Opera and the starting time is 19h00.


October 6, 2022:

Daniel Boico, conductor

Nina Schumann, piano

Also featuring vocalists, choirs and choral conductors

Kodály: Dances of Galánta

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Handel: Judas Maccabeus (extracts)


October 13, 2022:

Michał Dworzyński, conductor

Jayson Gillham, piano

Grieg: Piano Concerto, Op. 16 in a minor

Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in c minor


October 20, 2022:

Justus Frantz, conductor

Kristine Balanas, violin

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35 in D Major

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 in F Major, “Pastorale


October 27, 2022:

Noam Aviel, conductor

Maja Bogdanović, cello

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33 in a minor

Fauré: Élégie for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 24

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major


For more information click on the KZNPO advert at the top of this webpage which will link you through to their website.