As part of the orchestra’s education and development programme, the orchestra has partnered with the Department of Education and offered its services free of charge to all participants by accompanying them at their performance in the provincial competition. Approximately 37 schools will be participating in this event and they will all be performing with the orchestra. This is really special, as choirs normally perform alone or, when accompanied, by piano only.
As a special prize, the winners of this competition will get an opportunity to perform with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra at a special 16 June Youth Day Concert at the Durban City Hall at 15:00. This concert will also feature the JG Zuma choir as well as the KZN Youth Wind Band. This concert will also assist the SASCE
winners as they prepare for the national competition.
The programme features diverse musical items by two South African composers such as Princess Magogo’s mezzo soprano solo 'Uyephi Na'. Magogo was a well-respected composer as she was one of the first female Zulu composers. 'Ingoma' by Phelelani Mnomiya will also be performed. Mnomiya is currently a music lecturer at UKZN and a composer.
Entrance to the concert on 16 June is free and it is once again a way that the orchestra is uniting people though music. For further information on this event and other KZN Philharmonic orchestra events, contact 031 369 9438 or email@example.com