Durban music picks: January 27 2012

Violinist Yasutaka Hemmi, a virtuoso of the great classics and a champion of contemporary composers, forms one half of the Japs Duo that performs in Durban this week.

The other half of the couple is Takayo Matsumura, the acclaimed harpist who takes the instrument into uncharted waters. For ­example, one of the works in their repertoire here is Vittorio Monti’s famous Csárdás, which, though originally composed for solo piano or violin, is given a whole new lease on life when performed on harp and violin. Also on the programme is music by contemporary Japanese composers Toshio Hosokawa and Joe Hisaishi, as well as compositions by Michael Blake and Fritz Kreisler and ­romantic classics by Jules Massenet and Camille Saint-Saëns.

Durban Jewish Centre, 44 Old Fort Road, on Tuesday ­January 31 at 7.45pm. Tickets are R70 at ­Computicket.

We make it make sense

If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”

Alex Sudheim
Guest Author

Related stories

WELCOME TO YOUR M&G

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Advertising

Latest stories

More than just luxurious sleepwear

Diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases, Carla Frankel found own business through adversity

Kenya election: What Martha Karua means for women in politics

Martha Karua is taking centre stage in Kenya’s elections: what it means for women in politics

Review: Logitech Zone a headset to cancel out noise

The wireless headset is good for working at home and in the office

Future Females launches a new platform for women entrepreneurs

The company is introducing a course that includes the basics of entrepreneurship and how to run a business.
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…
×