|Durban City Orchestra|
Calling all Durbanites. Nothing to do this Sunday (18 Sep)? Why not go check out the soothing sounds of the Durban City Orchestra at the Durban Botanic Gardens! The Durban City Orchestra has been in existence since 1888 when it was formed as the Durban Philharmonic Society and it comprises musicians from various backgrounds. To mark the arrival of warmer sunny days, Conductor Russell Scott, has chosen a wide selection of light classical and up tempo music from the shows as well as popular hit favourites. The afternoon will be filled with rich orchestral sounds complimented by talented vocal soloists Leendert de Jager, Jessica James and Lisa Bobbert. Visitors will be treated to a delightful concert, incorporating classical pieces such as Vivaldi’s Spring, La Donna e Mobile from Verdi’s Rigoletto, Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission, Strauss’ Radzetsky March, Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (the 1st Movement) and Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici - the famous Drinking Song from La Traviata - with Leendert de Jager singing both male and female voices! The contemporary line-up is every bit as bubbly – the perfect complement to a lovely spring day in the garden. A broad scope of contemporary songs will be given a Durban City Orchestra makeover, ranging from Shania Twain’s Don't be Stupid to a full Tina Turner medley. Go West is another medley of western movie themes such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Other standards that are featured include Franks Sinatra’s My Way and even Michael Buble’s hit, I Just Haven’t Met You Yet. “We are so excited to be performing at the Durban Botanic Gardens – we are going to make music in a beautiful natural setting, while contributing to its upkeep – this is a wonderful partnership between Old Mutual and the Durban Botanic Garden,” said Leendert de Jager, one of soloists in the upcoming concert. To stand a chance to win one of 3 set of double tickets, send your contact details with Durban City Orchestra in the subject line to Werner Botes at firstname.lastname@example.org before tomorrow 14:00.