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QUINTET SOLOISTS (article first published : 2001-10-15)

Pianist Phillip Maier, conductor of the Durban City Orchestra, is a former resident pianist of the Quintet -soloists of the German Opera - in Berlin. He welcomes his former colleagues to Africa for the first time in October as guests of the DCO. The superb prize-winning Quintet comprises Wolfgang Dasbach (flute), Sebastian Römisch (oboe), Dieter Velte (clarinet), Christoph Maier (French horn) and Thomas Kollikowski (bassoon). They have performed all over Europe, the Far East and Japan.

On October 12, the Quintet will give a recital at the SABC at 19h30. Appearing with Philipp Maier, they will perform works by Beethoven, Poulenc and Dvorak. After the recital, the musicians will be available for discussion with the audience. Booking at Computicket or at the door.

On October 15 at 18h00, they appear in A Royal Invitation in the Royal Hotel’s Grillroom where they will perform works by Beethoven, Poulenc and Mozart. Tickets R180 include a three-course meal. Early booking advised on (031) 333-6222.

On October 23, the Quintet performs That's Music with The Durban City Orchestra and guest singers conducted by Philipp Maier at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at 20h00. The varied programme includes classical music, popular tunes and new arrangements of African music. A highlight of this performance will be the African premiere of a concerto for Quintet and Orchestra by the German composer Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner.

Book through Computicket. More information on 082 378-7486




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