The KZN Philharmonic symphony will present a concert showcasing successful South African soloists and two of Durban’s leading choirs with the full orchestra on Thursday, May 29, at the Durban City Hall.
The programme brings together a combination of lyricism, spirituality and classics in a variety of short pieces. From Mozart to Liszt, across the Atlantic to Copland and back to Schubert’s Mass No 2, audiences can look forward to an evening of drama and beauty.
Celebrating his 25th anniversary of performing with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, renowned pianist Christopher Duigan will join the Orchestra with his interpretation of ‘Concert-Rondo in A major’ by Mozart.
On the podium will be Daniel Walshaw, a model 21st century interdisciplinary musician. From performance and production to scholarship and composition, Walshaw has had many successes in every aspect of the performing arts. He currently manages artistic production and new music for the Orchestra, as well as leading the orchestra library. He is married to the KZN Philharmonic’s concert master, highly talented violinist Joanna Frankel.
The concert will close with Schubert’s ‘Mass No 2 in G major’. Members of the Clermont Community Choir and the Durban Symphony Choir, along with three well-loved South African soloists – Nozuko Teto (soprano), Wayne Mkhize (tenor) and Mthunzi Nokubeka (baritone) – will accompany the Orchestra as Schubert delicately weaves the Mass text through his deeply poetic musical language.