Concert Reviews

 

Spring Season 2016: Concert 7 Review

Posted by Zanele Maphanga in Concert Reviews

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

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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…

Spring Season 2014 – Concert 6 Review

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KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Season 2014 Concert 6 performed on 2 October 2014 Review by Michael Green (courtesy of Artsmart.co.za) Music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries made up the programme for the latest concert of the spring season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra,…

Spring Season 2014 – Concert 5 Review

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KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Season 2014 Concert 5 performed on 25 September 2014 Review by Michael Green (courtesy of Artsmart.co.za) The stage of the Durban City Hall was crowded with about 400 people for the most extraordinary concert of the summer season of the KZN…

Spring Season 2014 – Youth Concert Review

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KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Season 2014 Youth Concert performed on 18 September 2014 Review by Michael Green (courtesy of Artsmart.co.za) The annual National Youth Concerto Festival, presented by the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in the Durban City Hall, opened in remarkable fashion with a very small…

Spring Season 2014 – Concert 3 Review

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KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Season 2014 Concert 3 performed on 11 September 2014 Review by Michael Green (courtesy of Artsmart.co.za) Music by the Argentine king of the tango Astor Piazzollo (1921-1992), with a saxophonist as soloist, was the core of an unusual programme for the…

Spring Season 2014 – Concert 1 Review

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KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Season 2014 Concert 1 performed on 28 August 2014 Review by Michael Green (courtesy of Artsmart.co.za) Music by two very different German composers, Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms, opened the eight-concert spring season of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in the Durban…