Pianist Andrew Warburton gives his PhD recital at UKZN’s Howard College Theatre on Friday, August 24.PICTURE: Val Adamson
Durban - The UKZN School of Arts, Discipline of Music, presents a red-letter event at Howard College Theatre on Friday, August 24.

Durban’s star pianist Andrew Warburton gives his PhD recital, including a group of late Beethoven masterworks, the Bagatelles Op 126 and the Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Opus 109.

The evening climaxes with the Allegro de concierto by Enrique Granados. Admission is free. Starts at 7.30pm. Enquiries to Thulile Zama on 031 260 3385 or email [email protected]

Christopher Duigan performs a programme of music by the ultimate piano virtuoso, Franz Liszt. Performance venues include - Grace Hall, Ashton International College, Albertina Way in Ballito on Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm; the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday August 26 at 3pm. Book at [email protected] or 083 417 4473.

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Early Spring Season runs in the Durban City Hall Thursdays between August 23 and September 13, starting at 7.30pm.

Hong Kong-born conductor Perry So opens the season with a programme that includes Mozart’s colourful Il Seraglio Overture..

Perry So returns for the programme on August 30. This opens with L’ile de Tulipatan Overture by Jacques Offenbach. The prizewinning young German violinist Alissa Margulis is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s E-minor Violin Concerto. Acclaimed Russian maestro Daniel Raiskin returns on September 6. The programme rounds off with the Warren Bessey’s Symphonic Fantasy, Inkosazane Mkabayi.

The KZNPO’s early spring season ends on September 13 with Lykele Temmingh on the podium for the annual National Youth Concerto Festival.

The event is dedicated to the memory of the Orchestra’s founding conductor, Dr David Tidboald, who died at 92.

Season tickets and bookings for individual KZNPO concerts are through Computicket.

* Call 031-369 9438, email [email protected] or visit www.kznphil.org.za.

The Mercury