The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra gave a free concert to a very full audience at the ICC last Thursday morning

It was entitled Share the Love and had a Valentines theme with Clive Gumede and Natalie Rungan as soloists

It was in the presence of Mayor Cllr Gumede, ICC CEO Lindiwe Rakharebe, and the orchestras Bongani Tembe

The audience was delighted when Cllr Gumede was invited on stage to conduct the orchestra as the final piece of the hour long programme (the William Tell Overture)

In the audience was a delightful gogo Florence Mthalane, who was celebrating her 95th birthday

The audience was made up of members of the public, and the citys marginalised retirement homes, special needs centres and care facilities

All three speakers spoke enthusiastically of the partnership between the city, the ICC and the KZN Philharmonic

Mayor Cllr Gumede gets a quick lesson from conductor Naum Rousine before she conducts the KZN Phil

Soloist Natalie Rungan

Soloists Clive Gumede and Natalie Rungan

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra plays gogo Florence Mthalane (in light grey) celebrating her 95th birthday. Mayor Cllr Gumede dancing in the background