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Dates


MUSIC REVIVAL    Our current concerts.      PLEASE SEE THE REGIONAL PAGES FOR MORE..

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Dates


MUSIC REVIVAL    Our current concerts.      PLEASE SEE THE REGIONAL PAGES FOR MORE..


THE CLASSIC PIANO with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano)

Friday 22 and Sunday 24 May > KZN MIDLANDS

 

TOGETHER AGAIN: JAMES GRACE (GUITAR) WITH CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO)

Tuesday 26 May - 'L'Apertivo - GATEWAY  > KLOOF & DURBAN   THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Wednesday 27 May - Amber Valley

Thursday 28 May St Agnes, Kloof  > KLOOF & DURBAN  BOOKING St Agnes 031 764 2037 or  email  booking@musicrevival.co.za

Friday 29 May - Eston

Saturday 30 May 35 Montgomery Drive, PIETERMARITZBURG > KZN MIDLANDS Booking: Music Revival 033 3423051 or booking@musicrevival.co.za

Sunday 31 May 11 00 am - Tatham Art Gallery >  KZN MIDLANDS Booking: Music Revival 033 3423051 or chris@fotag.co.za

Sunday 31 May  1 pm - Tumbledown, Currys Post  > KZN MIDLANDS  Booking Essential: Tumbledowns 082 8022837 or info@tumbledowns.co.za 

 

THE ROYAL SYMPHONY with the KZN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Sunday 7 JUNE  ROYAL SHOW, PIETERMARITZBURG KZN MIDLANDS


DAVID SALLERAS (SAXOPHONE) & CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO)

'INDIGO' CD LAUNCH Original music by Christopher Duigan  - 21 JUNE to 2 JULY - KZN MIDLANDS, DURBAN, PRETORIA, JOHANNESBURG

TOUR SCHEDULE (subject to change)

University of Johannesburg, Sat 20 June
Pietermaritzburg - Tatham Art Gallery, Sun 21 June
Howick - Amber Valley, Wed 24 June
Kloof - St Agnes,  Thursday 25 June with special guest Bronwen Forbay (soprano)  and friends
Hilton - Church of the Ascension Friday 26 June  with special guests Browen Forbay and friends plus Joanna Frankel  (violin) in aid of FUNDA NENJA
Pietermaritzburg - 35 Montgomery Drive, 27 June
Pretoria - Brooklyn Theatre, Sunday 28 June
Tatham Art Gallery  with POP UP KZNPO Concert, Tuesday 30 June
Southbroom, RiverBend Classics 3 July

 

THE PIETERMARITZBURG CITY HALL ORGAN IN CONCERT

 CITY HALL - PIETERMARITZBURG  DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

 

THE PARKLANE CONCERT SERIES at the HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 18 - SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, HILTON COLLEGE - KZN MIDLANDS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Music Revival


Classical Concerts from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

(033) 342 3051 / booking@musicrevival.co.za

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Music Revival


Classical Concerts from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

(033) 342 3051 / booking@musicrevival.co.za

mission

We present classical music concerts in numerous and often unexpected settings. Private homes, churches, restaurants and wine cellars play host to our performances. These performances often include a wide variety of music that reach beyond the core classical repertoire. We introduce the music, contextualising that we are about to play, offering personal insight for both both new and established audiences.  The aim is to create an enjoyable, informative and enlightening experience through the promotion of quality live music performance.   Directed by pianist Christopher Duigan, Music Revival Concerts are presented regularly in a number of centres across South Africa. We also seek to create new collaborations between musicians,  and artists in other disciplines, and are particularly interested in including food and wine in our events for the audience to enjoy! 

 

artists 

Most concerts feature pianist and Steinway Artist Christopher Duigan in a collaborative or solo role.  As director and producer Christopher's presence in every concert ensures a continuos thread of style, format and standard.

venues

While many concerts take place in Christopher's home studio in Pietermaritzburg, monthly concerts are also presented in other centers in KZN.  A major feature on the Music Revival calendar are the music weekends in Franschhoek, the concert series at the Hilton Arts Festival, and performances by the KZN Philharmonic in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.

music

As classical musicians much of the repertoire in the concerts are classical by nature. Elements of a wide range from jazz, ragtime, tango,  film music and popular styles also are featured in varied programmes.

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Making Music Together


We bring you collaborative performances that combine consummate artistry with authenticity and friendly ambience.

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Making Music Together


We bring you collaborative performances that combine consummate artistry with authenticity and friendly ambience.

A select group of independent musicians are contracted to  perform regularly for the Music Revival concerts.  This core of musicians creates a collaborative and co-operitive congeniality in concert.  This is very much part of the Music Revival concept.

 

The artists are based in various centers in South Africa and internationally. The combination of performance excellence together with repeated engagements establishes a wonderful relationship between the performer and audience.

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The Venues


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The Venues


Pietermaritzburg

35 Montgomery Drive

Our principal venue in KZN is the home of Christopher Duigan in Pietermaritzburg. An intimate space for recitals, chamber music concerts and occasional gourmet dinner evenings,  the venue seats 40 persons and boasts two fine concert grand pianos. Guests enjoy wine,  coffee and other refreshments with every concert. On certain evening performances a light meal is served before  the performances, prepared by Christopher himself.

Kloof 

St Agnes Church

The historic St Agnes Church in Kloof is the venue for a monthly concert - usually the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month.  Situated in Abellia Road the venue provides easy and convenient  access.  Refreshments are served at interval.

Franschhoek

NG Church & Cafe Bon Bon

Music Revival's Festivals in May and October are a highlight. The historic NG Church in central Franschhoek plays host to classical recitals.  A fine grand piano and lively acoustic make this venue, where audiences are seated in the 'round', a popular destination  Cafe Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine hosts spectacular dinner and lunch events in the Studio for up to 90 persons.

The KZN Principals String Quartet and James Grace (guitar) in concert at  the  35 Montgomery Drive Studio.

Cafe Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine

Tatham Art Gallery

A popular venue in Pieteramriztburg is the Tatham Art Gallery, one of seven major art galleries, or museums, in South Africa. Concerts presented in association with the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG)  take place in the main gallery where the fine collection of artwork adorns the walls.  Many of these concerts are for fundraising purposes for the gallery.  The Cafe Tatham is usually open before and after for fine coffees, or meals before a concert.

The view of the piano/stage at the Tatham Art Gallery

CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, HILTON

A new venue for regular monthly Music Revival concerts is the Church of the Ascension. Situated in central Hilton village this simple but beautiful Herbert Baker designed church offers a magnificent acoustic for concerts. 

City Hall, Pietermaritzburg 

Music Revival in association with Parklane SUPERSPAR proudly hosts the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra's performances  in Pietermaritzburg. This professional orchestra, based in Durban,  visits Pietermaritzburg three or four times per annum.  The historic City Hall in boasts one of the finest orchestral music acoustics in the country.  The orchestra concerts at this venue are always a major event and capacity audiences are always in  attendance.

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra on stage in the PMB City Hall, with the Brindly & Foster organ ( 1901) dominating visually.

 
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Our Future


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Our Future


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