Concert Reviews

 

WSS Summer Season 2017: Concert 1 Review

Posted by Zanele Maphanga in Concert Reviews, General News

KZN Philharmonic  CONCERT:  9  FEBRUARY  2017 Review by Michael Green (courtesy of Artsmart.co.za)   Music spanning a century and a half provided a splendid start to the summer symphony season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Playhouse, Durban. The composers were Dmitri Shostakovich, represented…

Spring Season 2016: Concert 8 Review

Posted by Zanele Maphanga in Concert Reviews

KZNPO  CONCERT:  13  OCTOBER  2016   Two great and so-called unfinished works by master musicians ended the spring season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra before a big audience in the Durban City Hall.   Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, written in 1823, has only…

Spring Season 2016: Concert 7 Review

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KZNPO  CONCERT:  6  OCTOBER  2016 A brilliant display by the soloist in Edward Elgar’s long and complex violin concerto was the dominant feature of the penultimate concert of the spring season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Durban City Hall. The violinist was Sergey…

Spring Season 2016: Concert 6 Review

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KZNPO  CONCERT:  29  SEPTEMBER  2016 The annual National Youth Concerto Festival in the Durban City Hall was most enjoyable and encouraging as eight young performers appeared with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. The standard was uniformly high, and it was gratifying evidence of the strong interest in…

Spring Season 2016 : Concert 4 Review

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KZNPO  CONCERT:  15  SEPTEMBER  2016 Nordic Nights was the title given to the fourth concert of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s geographically themed spring season, in the Durban City Hall.   With one exception the music played came from Scandinavia, and the programme ranged from the…

Spring Season 2016 : Concert 1 Review

Posted by Zanele Maphanga in Concert Reviews

An interesting programme of Russian music opened the eight-concert spring season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Durban City Hall.   The Israeli-American conductor Daniel Boico, an old favourite with audiences here, was on the podium.  “He’s so full of life”, somebody sitting near…