Picnic in the sunshine and enjoy a great music line-up

2008-06-17 00:00

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and a star line-up of soloists are set to perform this Sunday, June 22, at the Concert In The Park at the Botanical Gardens.

The fourth Concert In The Park follows the phenomenal success of the previous three years’ musical extravaganzas.

Guest stars appearing include charismatic American Joseph Clark, popular Idols finalist Melanie Lowe, guitarist Rowan Stewart and pianist Christopher Duigan.

With Russian-born conductor Naum Rosine back on the podium, the bumper programme will include a wide mix of popular music, as well as well-loved songs and a “hot” selection of classics from the orchestra’s repertoire.

Also appearing on the programme, which starts at noon, are Maritzburg College and the Epworth schoolgirls performing a songs from their recent smash hit The 70’s Show.

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra takes to the stage at 1.30 pm. The programme for the Concert In The Park includes a selection of contemporary favourites including Let Me Entertain You, Angels, Music Was My First Love, Can’t Stop Me Now, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic and Unforgettable. Orchestral items include Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Adagio from the Emperor Concerto and Libertango, with Christopher Duigan as the soloist, Aragonaise from Carmen and Highland Cathedral, performed with the Pietermaritzburg Caledonian Pipe Band.

Bring a picnic and chairs, and enjoy another magnificent afternoon of music in a spectacular setting.

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