KZNPO’S SUM­MER SEA­SON STARTS TO­DAY

The Witness - Wheels - - FRONT PAGE - — Arts Edi­tor.

THE KwaZulu- Natal Phil­har­monic Orches­tra starts its 2015 World Sym­phony Se­ries sum­mer sea­son at 7.30 pm to­mor­row in the Dur­ban City Hall.

Amer­i­can- Is­raeli con­duc­tor Daniel Boico will be con­duct­ing the orches­tra as they per­form Bar­ber’s The School for Scan­dal: Over­ture; Rach­mani­noff’s Pi­ano Con­certo No. 2 in C mi­nor; and Tchaikovsky’s Sym­phony No. 1 ( Win­ter Dreams).

The soloist is Is­raeli- born pi­anist Aviram Re­ichart, who won the bronze medal in 1997 in the pres­ti­gious Van Cliburn In­ter­na­tional Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion.

He has toured the world per­form­ing with orches­tras on five con­ti­nents.

In­di­vid­ual con­cert tick­ets can be bought at Com­puticket or from Sho­prite and Check­ers stores. Al­ter­na­tively, sub­scribe to the full sea­son and save 25%. Sub­scrip­tion bookings are avail­able at 0861 915 8000. • The fi­nal re­hearsals for the sym­phony’s sum­mer sea­son con­certs are on Thurs­days at 10 am in the city hall and are open to the public and pro­vide a glimpse into the prepa­ra­tion for a sym­phony con­cert. Tick­ets are R30 ( R10 pupils), which in­cludes a cup of tea. • There will be a pre- con­cert lec­ture, hosted by the Friends of Mu­sic, in the Play­house Al­ham­bra Room from 6.15 pm to 7 pm tonight. En­try is R10. • For more in­for­ma­tion on the orches­tra and the sym­phony sea­son, go to www.kzn­phil.org.za.

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