Durban City Orchestra to play in 1000 Hills

Music-lovers are invited to an intimate spring afternoon concert in the company of the Durban City Orchestra (DCO) as they perform a magnificent programme of Classical and Romantic pieces in the stone church, St Agnes Church in Kloof, in 1000 Hills, on Sunday 21 August at 3pm.

The Durban City Orchestra in rehearsal.
The Durban City Orchestra in rehearsal.

The orchestra, one of the longest running orchestras in the country, is made up of independent professionals; active and retired music teachers; university music students and part time musicians who participate voluntarily for the love of music and of performing together, ranging in age from 17 to 87. Currently the orchestra has a complement of approximately 30 active members who get together weekly.

The experienced and the youthful, side by side.
The experienced and the youthful, side by side in the Durban City Orchestra.

The orchestra includes two accomplished professional musicians in Charl van der Merwe as Resident Conductor and Jitske Brien as Concert Master. Van der Merwe is principle bassoonist at the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra where Brien assists periodically as a violinist.

Soloists are Tony Hind (flute) and Wesley Lewis (clarinet).

Flautist Tony Hind practicing his solo piece.
Flautist Tony Hind practicing his solo piece.

Durban City Orchestra (DCO), which is independent of KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, started as Durban Philharmonic Orchestra and was later known as Gateway Philharmonic Orchestra before it became DCO. It performs around KZN – at the Durban ICC, Marianhill Monastery, Durban Botanic Gardens, Durban Jewish Centre, churches and for private functions.

Tickets through Quicket.

Classical & Romantic Programme:

Coriolan Overture Op 62: Ludwig van Beethoven

Czech Suite Op 39: Antonin Dvořák

Ballade Op 288 for Flute and Orchestra:  Carl Reinecke (soloist Tony Hind)

Excerpts from Clarinet Concerto: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (soloist Wesley Lewis)

Good to Know:

St Agnes Church

53 Abelia Road, Kloof

Sun 21 August at 3pm.

Tickets:  R150 full price / R120 for pensioners and students (excl Qucket surcharge)

Booking: Through Quicket

It is advisable to pre-book tickets.