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 far beyond the core classical repertoire. We introduce the music, contextualising that which 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 in a number of centres across South Africa. We 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!
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 continuity of style and format.
Concerts take place in a range of venues including Christopher's home studio and performances by the KZN Philharmonic in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Monthly concerts are also presented in other centres in KZN. A major feature on the Music Revival calendar are the music weekends in Franschhoek, and the Concert Series at the Hilton Arts Festival.
As classical musicians much of the repertoire in the concerts is classical. But elements of a wide range of music from jazz, ragtime, tango, film music and popular styles also are featured in varied programmes.