Would you like to conduct an orchestra?

2010-02-24 00:00

WOULD you like to conduct an orchestra? Have 60 musicians in the palm of your hand? This privilege is the dream of many a classical music lover who has sat quietly directing the music while listening to an orchestra on CD. One lucky ticket holder will enjoy this special opportunity, live, at the upcoming All Time Top Classic II concert, to be held in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Friday, March 5.

If this is your ambition, simply SMS “Witness Conductor” and your name to 34419. The winner will be drawn at the concert and he or she will conduct the encore. So get practising now!

And if you haven’t yet booked your seat for the All Time Top Classics II, book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets range from only R80 to R150.

Bookings can be made at the Dulce Café at Parklane SuperSpar (033 342 3487) or Computicket (083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com).

Featuring an all-new programme with more of your favourite classical music, the concert features the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Naum Rousine. Taking centre stage with the orchestra are Boris Kerimov (cello) and Elena Kerimova (violin).

Highlights on the programme include Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Spring and Piazzola’s Grand Tango.

Remember, for your convenience, tickets booked by telephone or online through Computicket can be picked up at the courtesy table at the city hall on the evening of the concert. Alternatively, you can purchase your tickets from one of their selling points at Cascades Checkers, Shoprite Symons Street, Scottsville Checkers and Howick Shoprite.

Refreshments will be on sale. Safe and secure parking monitored by security personnel will be available at the PMB City Hall, Freedom Square, Tatham Gallery and on Church Street.

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