Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber in Durban

2010-02-25 00:00

RENOWNED cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is the soloist at tonight’s KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra World Symphony Series concert in the Durban City Hall.

Lloyd Webber has collaborated with musicians from Yehudi Menuhin and Lorin Maazel to Elton John and Stephane Grappelli, has premiered more than 50 new works for cello and has inspired new compositions from composers such as Malcolm Arnold and Joaquin Rodrigo to James MacMillan and Philip Glass.

He will be playing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 at tonight’s concert. Also on the programme is Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 2.

The concert gets under way at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought at Computicket or at the door.

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