Concerts

 

Symphony Seasons

SYMPHONY CONCERT SEASONS IN 2017

The KZN Philharmonic presents an exciting selection of  four concerts in it’s acclaimed WINTER SYMPHONY SEASON from 01 June 2017 to 22 June  2017.

WINTER SYMPHONY CONCERT SEASON 2017

Concert 1 : 01 June 2017

 

01st June , 7:30PM, Durban City Hall

Conductor: Naum Rousine


Soloists: 
Liebrecht Vanbeckenvoort, piano
Nozuko Teto, soprano | Violina Anguelov, mezzo-soprano
Wayne Mkhize, tenor | Mthunzi Nokubeka, baritone
Choir: Yale Glee Club Choir (USA)

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Beethoven Mass in C major, Op.86  

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Concert 2 : 8 June 2017

08 June , 7:30PM, Durban City Hall 

Conductor:  Daniel Boico
Soloist:  Philippe Graffin, violin  

 

Glazunov Overture solennelle, Op. 73
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole in D minor, Op. 21
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 

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Concert 3 : 15 June 2017

 

15 June , 7:30PM, Durban City Hall

Conductor:  Daniel Raiskinv
Soloist:  Lukas Vondracek, piano

 

Weber Overture to Euryanthe
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor  

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Concert 4 : 22 June 2017

22 June, 7:30PM,  Durban City Hall

Conductor:  Daniel Raiskin
Soloist: DECODA Ensemble*   

 

Van Dijk Drop
Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, Op. 84
Beethoven Symphony No. 5  in C minor, Op. 67

* DECODA is an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall in New York

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Group Tickets

Group tickets (block bookings) for students and pensioners are available at a discount price. Please phone 031 369 9438 or email reception@kznphil.org.za for further information or to make a booking.

Donate Your Tickets

Music has a beautiful way of bringing everyone together regardless of who you are, so please phone 031 369 9438 to donate your ticket to a student, the aged or the less fortunate. This way you can share our wonderful music with someone deserving.

Purchase Tickets

Click on www.computicket.com, or phone 0861 915 8000 or purchase directly from Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters. Please note: *Single ticket prices refer to all tickets purchased for one concert only. *Pensioners over 65 years purchasing single tickets enjoy a 10% discount off the price of the chosen seat/block. Alternatively become a subscriber and save up to 20% on your season ticket price. Telephone 031-369 9438 or email bookings@kznphil.org.za

Corporate Entertainment

The orchestra’s regular symphony concerts provide the ideal environment to entertain clients or reward top performers. Make a block booking at reduced rates and tailor your special evening to include pre- or post-concert drinks or functions. One can also book a group subscription for similar purposes throughout the season.
Email reception@kznphil.org.za or phone 031 369 9438 for more information.

Tea & Symphony

The morning rehearsals for the Summer Symphony Season Concerts are open to the public and provide a glimpse into the preparation for a symphony concert. Join us each Symphony Season Thursday at 10am in The Playhouse Opera Theatre. Entrance for adults is R30, which includes a cup of tea. Just R10 for scholars.

The final rehearsal is the perfect opportunity to introduce scholars to symphony concerts and also provides great outings for community groups and retirement homes. Please contact the KZN Philharmonic Bookings Office to enquire about special rates and to make arrangements for groups. Email bookings@kznphil.org.za or call us on 031 369 9438. Please note that there are no open rehearsals for operatic programmes.

Pre-Concert Lectures

Gain a deeper understanding of the music you are about to hear by attending the Friends of Music’s pre-concert lecture on Thursdays at The Durban City Hall.

Time: 6:00 – 6:40pm, Fee: R10.

The Speakers for the Winter Season 2017 are:

1 June          Michael Green

8 June         Michael Green

15 June       Teddy Pillay

22 June       Teddy Pillay

 

Refreshments and light snacks may be purchased in the Playhouse Coffee Shop before and after the talk.

Parking and Security

Thirty security guards patrol the streets surrounding The Playhouse precinct, including the nearby parking garages, to ensure a safe and secure precinct for concert goers. Parking is available at either The Royal Hotel Parkade or Albany Parking Garage. Payment for The Royal Hotel parking can be made at the The Playhouse on the  night of the concert.

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SPOIL YOURSELF THIS SUMMER! SPEND FOUR THURSDAY EVENINGS IN DURBAN’S MAGNIFICENT CITY HALL WHERE YOU WILL HEAR AFRICA’S PREMIER ORCHESTRA LIVE IN CONCERT WITH WORLD FAMOUS SOLOISTS AND CONDUCTORS.

BUY A SEASON TICKET SO THAT YOU BECOME A KZN PHILHARMONIC SUBSCRIBER & ENJOY THESE EXCELLENT BENEFITS:

·         Access to tickets before the general public.

·         Retain your preferred seat for all six concerts.

·         Save 15% on regular ticket prices.

.         Seniors / Pensioners save 20%.

.         Weekly electronic flyers to remind you of upcoming concert details.

   

Print your tickets at home – once you have called the KZN Philharmonic’s booking office and your ticket

payment  has been processed, you will receive an email which will enable you to print all six tickets from your

own computer.

·         No need to queue at Checkers Money Market counters or at the door.

·         Weekly electronic flyers will remind you of upcoming concert details.

·         Affordable Family Subscriptions – Add a child/learner to an adult subscription at only R153 per child.

SUBSCRIPTION RATES AND SINGLE TICKET PRICES:

To subscribe:
Contact Computicket on:
T: 0861 915 8000
Season ticket collection process is as follows: Season ticket holders can have the option of receiving a Print@Home, collect their tickets from the Computicket Durban offices at the Growth Point Stadium or collect your tickets from the Playhouse Box Office on the evening of the first performance.

Single ticket bookings are available from Computicket:
www.computicket.com, 0861 915 8000 or from
Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters.

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Discounts do not apply on the student ticket prices.

·         Single ticket prices refer to all tickets purchased for one concert only.

 

SUMMER 2017 SYMPHONY SEASON TICKET PRICES:

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DURBAN CITY HALL SEATING PLAN:

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Family Concerts

These concerts are aimed at introducing families to our symphony concerts. The orchestra is aware that many do not have the means to travel in the evenings to view our concerts therefore the orchestra travels to different areas from rural to urban to expose the different communities to the orchestra as well as the splendour of music. These concerts also form a part of our education and development programme, which aims to educate and entertain local community members through music. The communities are invited at no cost to them to attend these entertaining and enriching programmes. Watch our website and Facebook page for details of dates and venues of upcoming family concerts.


Other Concerts/Book The Orchestra

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is frequently hired to present concerts at various venues. Typical examples include the annual Starlight Pop Opera Concert at Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga, Concert in the Park in Pietermaritzburg as well as the Rotary Pops concert in the Durban City Hall.
You can also enjoy a stunning performance of your favourite music at your own corporate venue, gala ceremony or special event. For further information on how to turn any event into an unforgettable musical experience with Africa’s premier orchestra, please contact the office of the Artistic Administrator, Sizekile Shuba on sshuba@kznphil.org.za or 031 369 9449.