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Symphony Seasons

SYMPHONY CONCERT SEASONS IN 2014 - Summer: 20 February to 27 March (6 concerts) Winter: 15 May to 19 June (6 concerts) Spring: 28 August to 23 October, excluding 16 October (8 concerts) All concerts take place on Thursday nights at 7.30 pm at the Durban City Hall. They are preceded by a pre-concert lecture in the Alhambra Room at the Playhouse Theatre at 6.15 pm on the evening of the concert. “Music expresses not only actual sound, but ideas that are impossible to physically hear.”
WINTER SYMPHONY CONCERT SEASON 2014

May 15:
Conductor:
Soloist:
Ensemble:
Sibelius:
Mozart:
Sibelius:

Jayce Ogren.
Ade Williams(Violin)
Bochabela String Orchestra
Finlandia, Op.26.
Volin Concerto No.4, K.218, D major
Symphony No.2, Op.43, D major
May 22:
Conductor:
Soloist:
Falla:
Villa-Lobos:
Ravel:
Ravel:

Arjan Tien
James Grace(Guitar)
El amor brujo : Ritual Fire Dance
Concerto, Guitar and Small Orchestra, A 501
Mother Goose
Bolero
May 29:
Conductor:
Soloists:
Soloists:
Choirs:
Mozart:
Mozart:
Liszt:
Copland:
Schubert:

Daniel Walshaw
Christopher Duigan(Piano), Nozuko Teto(Soprano)
Wayne Mkhize(Tenor), Mthunzi Nokubeka(Baritone)
Clermont Community Choir, Durban Symphonic Choir
Adagio and Fugue, K.546, C minor
Concert-Rondo, K.386, A major
Totentanz, S.126
Appalachian Spring:Suite
Mass No.2, D.167, G major
Jun 5:
Conductor:
Soloist:
Mozart:
Mozart:
Beethoven:
Beethoven:

Thomas Sanderling
Vessela Minkova(Bassoon)
Symphony No.31, K.297, D major (Paris)
Bassoon Concerto, K.191, B-flat Major
Symphony No.1, Op.21, C major
Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72b
Jun 12:
Conductor:
Soloist:
Brahms:
Schumann:
Brahms:

Thomas Sanderling
Francois du Toit(Piano)
Symphony No.3, Op.90, F major
Piano Concerto Op.54, A minor
Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
Jun 19:
Conductor:
Soloist:
Choirs:
Bizet:
Massenet:
Verdi:
Saint-Saens:
Donizetti:

Daniel Boico
Krysty Swann (mezzo-soprano)
African Chorus, Thokozani Choral Society
Carmen
Werther
La forza del destino and Don Carlo
Samson et Delila
La Favorita

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Group Tickets

Group tickets (block bookings) for students and pensioners are available at a discount price. Please phone 031 369 9404 or email reception@kznpo.co.za

Donate Your Tickets

Music has a beautiful way of bringing everyone together regardless of who you are, so please phone 031 369 9438 to donate your ticket to a student, the aged or the less fortunate. This way you can share our wonderful music with someone deserving.

Purchase Tickets

Click on www.computicket.com, or phone 0861 915 8000 or purchase directly from Shoprite Checkers Money market counters. Please note: *Single ticket prices refer to all tickets purchased for one concert only. *Pensioners purchasing single tickets enjoy a 15% discount off the price of the chosen seat/block. Alternatively become a subscriber. Telephone 031-369 9404 or 031-369 9438 or email bookings@kznpo.co.za

Corporate Entertainment

The orchestra’s regular symphony concerts provide the ideal environment to entertain clients or reward top performers. Make a block booking at reduced rates and tailor your special evening to include pre- or post-concert drinks or functions. One can also book a group subscription for similar purposes throughout the season. Scrolling

Tea & Symphony

The final rehearsals for the Summer Symphony Season concerts are open to the public and provide a glimpse into the preparation for a symphony concert. Join us each Symphony Season Thursday at 10am in the Durban City Hall. Entrance for adults is R30, which includes a cup of tea. Just R10 for learners. The final rehearsal is the perfect opportunity to introduce learners to symphony concerts and also provides great outings for community groups and retirement homes. Please contact the KZN Philharmonic bookings office to enquire about special rates and to make arrangements for groups. Contact p.masinga@kznphil.org.za or call us on 031 369 9404/9438. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO OPEN REHEARSAL ON 20 MARCH 2014. Scrolling

Pre-Concert Lectures

Pre-concert talks take place at the Playhouse Alhambra Room (situated across the road from the City Hall). An entry fee of R10 contributes towards the running costs of the event. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the foyer of the Playhouse at Fanatix Cafe or in the foyer of the City Hall before and after the talk. The speakers for the Summer Season are:

  • 20th February – Michael Green
  • 27th February – Michael Green
  • 06th March – Dr. Teddy Pillay
  • 13th March – Dr. Teddy Pillay
  • 20th March – Ted Brien
  • 27th March – Ted Brien

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Concert Welcome

From 6.30 – 7.15 pm, prior to the concerts on 20 February, 20 and 27 March, come and be entertained by the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Wind Band on the steps of the City Hall. A wonderful welcome to the concert that follows in the City Hall! Scrolling

Parking and Security

Thirty security guards patrol the streets surrounding the City Hall, including the nearby parking garages, to ensure a safe and secure precinct for concertgoers. Parking in the Royal Hotel Parkade costs R10 for the evening. Payment can be made on arrival at the 4th floor offices of Sparks Parking to reduce delays in paying after the concert. Scrolling

Subscribe

Subscribe and you will save Buy a season ticket to attend all six concerts and you pay for less than five concerts. As a subscriber the season will cost you between R435 and R945 depending on where you choose to sit. Students pay only R225. All you have to do to qualify as a KZN Philharmonic subscriber is buy a ticket to each of the six concerts within the Season. The benefits of subscribing include:

  • You save 25% on your season ticket.
  • Pensioners save 30%.
  • Subscribers secure the same seat for all concerts.
  • No queues at the door,
  • Build your knowledge and experience of a wider musical repertoire by attending all the concerts in the season.

Affordable Family Subscriptions: Add a child/learner to an adult subscription at only R100 per child. SUBSCRIPTION RATES AND SINGLE TICKET PRICES:

BLOCK SINGLE TICKET FULL PRICE SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE SINGLE TICKET PENSIONER FULL PRICE PENSIONERS SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE PENSIONERS
A GOLD 210 1260 945 180 1080 885
B SILVER 190 1140 855 160 960 795
C BRONZE 140 840 630 120 720 600
D COPPER 95 570 435 80 480 390
STUDENT 50 300 225 N/A N/A N/A

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Seating Charts

DURBAN CITY HALL SEATING PLAN:

STAGE

B B D
B B D
C C STUDENT
A A 1ST FLOOR CIRCLE

A

 

D D 2ND FLOOR GALLERY

A