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KZNPO FOR PMB (article first published : 2001-03-9)

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is scheduled to present a number of performances in Pietermaritzburg this year. These include symphony concerts and outdoor musical fare.

On March 10 at 19h30, the KZNPO will present a programme of music from the 18th century featuring the visiting London Chamber Players in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on March 10 at 19h30. British conductor Adrian Sunshine, the LCPís music director, will be on the podium.

Founded in 1979, the London Chamber Players is considered one of Britainís finest chamber orchestras. Members of the ensemble, among them several distinguished soloists, are drawn from Londonís leading orchestras and chamber groups. With its conductor, Adrian Sunshine, the group has toured more than 26 countries and, from 1996 Ė 1999, served as Ensemble in Residence at Middlesex University, London.

The London Chamber Players are internationally Involved in music education programmes and have had great global success with their work in regions as diverse as the Caribbean Islands, the Middle East and South East Asia.

The first half of the evening will showcase JS Bachís Concerto in D minor for Two Violins (with soloists Fiona Simon and Josef Frohlich) and Mozartís celebrated motet Exultate, jubilate to be sung by distinguished South African soprano Linda Bukhosini.

The second half of the programme will feature the famous tenor arias, Il mio tesoro intanto and Dalla sua pace from Mozartís opera Don Giovanni with Bongani Tembe in the solo spot. The programme will close with Josef Haydnís Symphony No 64 - Tempora Matantur.

Booking is through Computicket. (See advert for details of the KZNPO Summer Symphony Season)




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