KZNPO to warm your winter

The World Symphony Series Winter Season concerts with the KZNPO start in May .

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic launches its Winter Symphony Season, a series of six Thursday evening concerts, at the Durban City Hall running from 15 May to 19 June at 7.30pm.

Launched by Zubin Mehta in 1996, the World Symphony Series continues to attract the cream of international and South African musicians.

The outstanding feature of this winter season is the variety it offers, ensuring that a wide range of KZN music-lovers will feel compelled to see and hear the Orchestra performing this selection live. With at least 70 musicians on stage at each concert, this promises to be musical entertainment at its very best.

This season brings diversity in both repertoire and soloists which include violin, classical guitar, piano and opera singers. Two of the concerts feature choral works whilst the closing concert of the season is an opera gala showcasing international rising star, Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann. Popular South African soloists include Francois du Toit, Chris Duigan (both piano) and James Grace (classical guitar).

The opening concert on 15 May will feature the Bochabela Strings as well as a 16 year-old up-and-coming American violin star, Ade Williams as soloist. This concert is dedicated to the global Music against Child Labour Initiative.

The KZN Youth Wind Band will also entertain concertgoers for free outside the City Hall on Church Walk from 6.30 pm on concert nights.

Visit: www.kznphil.org.za

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