Concert celebrates musical diversity

A RANGE of artists headed by Durban’s star pianist Andrew Warburton will perform in a Gala Concert, presented by the South African Music Teachers’ Association (SASMT), at UKZN’s Howard College Theatre on Thursday, 5 April at 7.30pm.

The programme opens with Warburton playing Beethoven’s challenging Bagatelles Opus 126, before being joined onstage by soprano Vanessa Tait-Jones for a performance of Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs). The second half of the evening sees Warburton collaborating with fellow pianist, Christopher Cockburn in a rendition of the original two-piano version Ravel’s La Valse. The programme concludes with another masterpiece, Brahms’ Trio in E flat Major opus 40 for Piano, Violin and Horn, in which Warburton teams with Violeta and Sorin Osorhean (KZNPO Acting Concertmaster and Principal Horn respectively).

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The Gala Concert is part of SASMT’s Centenary Conference, which runs in a number of Durban venues between 5 and 7 April, under the banner, The Passion of Music – Celebrating Diversity.

Visit for presentation dates, times and venues, full programme details, entrance rates and profiles of the speakers.

Tickets are R130 and R100 for students and pensioners. Contact Heidi van Schoor on 071 604 7056 or email


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