Music at The Royal Show

2018-05-16 06:00
The programme will be conducted by Russian-born Naum Rousine.PHOTO: supplied

The programme will be conducted by Russian-born Naum Rousine.PHOTO: supplied

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ENJOY The Royal Symphony at The Royal Show featuring the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra with Naum Rousine (conductor) and soloists Federico Freschi (baritone) and Myfanwy Price (oboe) on Sunday 27 May at 10 am in the main arena of the Royal Show Grounds, Pietermaritzburg.

Some of the world’s most beautiful music comes to The Royal Show this year when local audiences are to be treated to a magical compilation of timeless, emotionally stirring classics. Featuring the music from the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, Africa’s leading orchestral ensemble and crown jewel of KZN Arts and Culture, those attending the Royal Symphony Concert at The Royal Show will get a taste of the world’s most beautiful melodies.

Take this opportunity to unwind, sit-back and relax while listening to the rich tapestry of emotions under a sparkling blue African sky, a performance is not to be missed. The Royal Symphony Concert, now in its seventh year, is presented by The Royal Show in association with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Revival, takes place on the morning of Sunday 27 May from 10 am on the great stage of the main arena.

The programme is conducted by Russian-born Naum Rousine and introduced by Andy Capostagno. Wellknown as Super Sport commentator on everything from rugby to netball, Capostagno has a love for the classics and all things relating to musical trivia.

The powerful baritone voice of popular favourite Federico Freschi will be featured along with young musician Myfanwy Price (oboe). Both have been promoted extensively in recent years as part of Music Revival’s ongoing efforts to further the careers and performance opportunities for local musicians.

Numbers to be included in this memorable selection include Figaro’s comical aria Largo al factotum from the Barber of Seville, On the street where you live fromMy Fair Lady’ and the emotionally uplifting You Raise Me Up. Myfanwy Price will be heard in the sprightly Allegro from Mozart’s Oboe Concerto. Price, a graduate of the Royal College of Music, was recently appointed Principal Oboe to the orchestra. These pieces are complemented by grand orchestral moments including the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. Extensive seating will be provided in the main arena and on the grandstands.

It is recommended that hats and/or umbrellas should be carried, should it be a warm day.

The concert has been made possible with support from First National Bank, The Witness and Coca-Cola.

Daily gate fees for the Royal Show apply; Adult (12-59 years) — R65, Junior (6-12 years) — R45, Pensioner (60 years + with ID) — R45, Children (under 5 years) — no charge. Tickets are available at the gate, or on the website: www.royalshow.co.za. Ticket sales are now open. — Supplied.

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