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KZN PHILHARMONIC NEWS (article first published : 2004-12-24)

The latest KZNPO newsletter acknowledges that 2004 “has been an extraordinary year for the KZN Philharmonic and we have had much to celebrate … a year filled with glorious music and a triumphant tour to the UK and Germany.” The World Symphony Series Spring Season runs for seven weeks from February 10 to March 24 with a diverse and exhilarating programme that should have wide appeal and features some of the finest musicians both nationally and internationally.

February 10: Russian Romanticism conducted by Vladimir Kern with soloist Olga Kern (piano). Programme: Rossini’s La gazza ladra: Overture; Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2; Scalzone’s Revolution Square and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. The unique opening drum rolls of Rossini's melodic overture announce the start of the season, which begins on a high note with gifted Russian siblings Olga and Vladimir Kern. Olga makes a welcome return to the stage for a double bill of Rachmaninov concertos, which showcase the skill and technical mastery of both composer and soloist.

February 17: German Grandeur conducted by Omri Hadari with soloist: Sarah Oates (violin). Programme: Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 and Bruckner Symphony No. 4 "Romantic". Accomplished conductor Omri Hadari begins his three-concert engagement in grand style, preparing to carry the audience along on the glorious tide of sound created by the lyrical drama and sweeping grandeur of extraordinary works by Bruch and Bruckner. Lauded for her expressive and rich tone, violinist Sarah Oates joins the maestro on stage for this her debut concert with the KZNPO.

February 24: Polyphony of Sound conducted by Omri Hadari with soloist Boris Giltburg (piano). Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mahler Symphony No. 5. Tchaikovsky amplifies the scale and emotional range of the classical concerto and provides a fitting debut for dynamic young Israel-based pianist Boris Giltburg. The orchestra is then set the challenge of Mahler's monumental Fifth Symphony, which calls on every technical and musical resource of the musicians.

March 3: Sublime Mozart conducted by Omri Hadari with soloist Melvyn Tan (piano). All Mozart programme: Divertimento KV334; Piano Concerto No. 21 and Mozart: Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter". From the solemn opening of the overture, to the lyrical second movement of the concerto and finally the robust spirit of the symphony, tonight's programme brings to the fore the brilliance that is Mozart. Internationally renowned pianist Melvyn Tan undertakes the composer's demanding 21st Piano Concerto.

March 10: Zulu Footprints conducted by Adrian Sunshine with soloists Zenhlanhla Cibane (soprano); Thulile Hadebe (mezzo-soprano); Mhlonishwa Dlamini (tenor) and Bongani Vilakazi (baritone) with the East Coast Choristers. Programme: Vivaldi Opus 3, No. 8 in A minor; Sibisi Zulu Mass in B flat, and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian". Accomplished conductor Adrian Sunshine launches his two-concert engagement with a programme which showcases the abundant talents of South African artists. The KZNPO's New Music Initiative bears fruit with the world premier performance of Qinisela Sibisi's Zulu Mass.

March 17: Pulsating Tempi conducted by Adrian Sunshine with soloist Francois du Toit (piano). Programme: Ravel Ma mere l'Oye (Mother Goose) Suite; Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2, and Prokofiev Symphony No. 5. Music that combines irrepressible romance with a streak of witty mischievousness provides Francois du Toit, who is undoubtedly among the finest of South Africa's pianists, with a challenging platform for his return to the Durban stage. The programme is completed with Prokofiev's grandly patriotic Fifth Symphony.

March 24: Artistic Inspiration conducted by Victor Yampolsky with soloist Katie Pryce (horn). Programme: Wagner Flying Dutchman, Overture; Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2; Wagner Siegfried Idyll, and Hindemith’s Mathis der Mahler: Symphony.

The season brochure will be available shortly, containing relevant information on booking options and pricing structure. There are savings of up to 20% for subscribers and several booking and payment options are available.

Season updates and information on pre-concert lectures will be listed on the KZNPO website on www.kznpo.co.za

For further information, contact the KZNPO on 031 369 9404 or 369 9477 or 369 9438 during office hours, or email: bookings@kznpo.co.za




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