KZN PHILHARMONIC: WORLD SYMPHONY SPRING SERIES
By: Nosipho Ntombela
The Durban City Hall was filled on Thursday evening as people came to enjoy the series of spring orchestra music and support of art.
The concert was sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture, National Arts Council of South Africa, The Playhouse Company and many other companies.
Speaker of eThekwini Municipality, Cllr Logie Naidoo welcomed guests.
Amongst the performing artists, there was Njabulo Madlala, who is known across Africa for his baritone.
Madlala was also a singer in the final at the 2012 Royal Overseas League Competition, for the 2012 Lorna Viol Memorial Prize and Royal overseas league trophy for the most
outstanding musician from overseas.
Another drawcard was Beverley Chiat. She made her European debut singing the role of the Queen of the Night in the Magic Flute for the Dutch company De Nationale Reisopera on
their tour of the Netherlands.
Nicholas Nicholaidis was also present, who at the age of ten was a runner-up in the Golden Voice of South African singing competition run by the Drakensberg Boys choir school.
According to the press statement written by Rosamund in the group’s website, the Philharmonic Orchestra is widely regarded as Africa’s premier orchestra.
Consisting of 70 fulltime professional musicians who come from more than 20 countries, the Orchestra has, over the past 30 years, earned a reputation for excellence and innovation
amongst South African orchestras.