The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to host a one-off public-holiday afternoon concert featuring the astonishing 90-strong Bundesjugendorchester (BJO) / National Youth Orchestra of Germany in the Durban City Hall on Friday 9 August at 4pm, as the first concert of their nation-wide South African tour.
Conductor Alexander Shelley is bringing the BJO on tour to South Africa to mark the youth orchestra's 50thanniversary. The concert, on August 9, is being presented by the KZN Phil in collaboration with MIAGI (Music is a Great Investment).
"We are delighted to be hosting the BJO. It is so exciting to have some of the next generation's most promising young musicians performing in our city. It perfectly complements our extensive youth initiatives and Young Performers Project. I urge all young aspiring musicians, as well as our loyal audiences to come and be inspired!" enthuses KZN Philharmonic's Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Bongani Tembe.
This stand-alone concert takes place just before the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) opens its four-concert 2019 Spring Season, which runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday from 22 August until 15 September, each concert starting at 7.30pm.
Soloist for the concert is South African songstress Msaki - singer, songwriter and composer from East London known for her soulful folk. She delivers her music in raw fashion, while telling gentle stories of love, loss, home, revolution and hope.
The National Youth Orchestra of the Federal Republic of Germany (BJO) is based in Bonn and features accomplished young musicians between the ages of 14 and 19 years old. Their repertory programme comprises classical and romantic orchestral music and new works by composers such as Hans Werner Henze and Karl Amadeus Hartmann. They have also performed world premieres by among others, Peter Ruzicka and Bernd Franke, and high-profile international showcase concerts such as sharing the stage with Sting in 2010.
Tickets for both the BJO concert and the KZN Philharmonic's World Symphony Series 2019 Spring Season are available through Computicket. Call 0861 915 8000 or book online at https://www.computicket.com . For more information visit http://kznphil.org.za/ , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 031-369 9438 (office hours).
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