A magical night out with KZN’s Philharmonic Orchestra

A magical night out with KZN’s Philharmonic Orchestra

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KZN’s Philharmonic Orchestra
KZN’s Philharmonic Orchestra

If you're a lover of classical music or a Durbanite who wants to support our local talent, mark your calendars for an unforgettable musical journey with The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra's 2024 Summer Season at The Playhouse Opera Theatre. 

Running every Thursday from 29 February to 21 March 2024, immerse yourself in the mesmerising World Symphony Series concerts starting promptly at 19h00.

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How to get there: 

Secure your tickets for the KZN Philharmonic Season through the KZN Philharmonic Office on 031 369 9438 or email [email protected]. Individual concert bookings are also available at Quicket outlets. For additional information, contact 031-369 9438, email [email protected], or visit www.kznphil.org.za.

To enhance your concert experience, The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra offers a complimentary bus service for patrons. 

Avoid the hassle of driving and parking by heading to designated areas near you and hopping on a bus into town. Various routes cater to different areas, ensuring convenience for all attendees. Booking is essential and can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 031 369 9438.

Various routes are on offer: for north of Durban residents - from Grace Family Church in Umhlanga departing at 6.15pm; for upper highway residents - a bus departs from St Agnes Church at 5.45pm; Westville residents can park at Westville Senior Primary, with a bus departing at 6pm. A bus stops at the Caister Lodge in Durban’s Berea for Durbanites, departing 6.20pm. Safe, free parking is available at all departure points. 

About the music:

The renowned Swiss conductor Emmanuel Siffert takes the podium on 7 March, opening on a neo-baroque note with Ravel’s beguiling Le Tombeau de Couperin (Memorial to Couperin). Originally a piano suite, Ravel then produced an orchestral version, skillfully evoking the sensibilities of a Baroque French keyboard suite of dances. 

The German virtuoso pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim takes centerstage in a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto no 23 in A Major, often cited as the loveliest of its genre. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 2 (dubbed ‘The Little Russian’) brings the evening to a close.  

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About refreshments:

While The Playhouse Coffee Shop remains closed, The Playhouse bar is fully operational for pre-concert and interval drinks. Pre-order your interval drinks upon arrival to indulge in a seamless concert experience.

More opportunities to see them live:

For a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the orchestra's rehearsals, the public is invited to attend the final rehearsal every Thursday morning at 10h00 in the Playhouse Opera. Tickets are priced at R50 for adults, offering unreserved seating in the downstairs stalls.

Don't miss this opportunity to witness world-class performances im our province. Expect a musical journey filled with passion, talent, and orchestral brilliance.

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