MIDNIGHT BLUE AND INDIGO
Since his first visit to South Africa in October 2012, virtuoso saxophonist David Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and recordings of original music with Christopher Duigan. Regarded as one of the world leaders in contemporary classical saxophone players Salleras (who is based in Barcelona, Spain) has attracted international attention though his fluency in a variety of musical styles. In addition his innovative compositions which incorporate traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and avant grade performing techniques are performed by saxophonists worldwide.
His partnership with Steinway artist and leading South African concert pianist Christopher Duigan has focussed however on something quite different; Duigan's own original music for saxophone and piano. Created over a number a years Salleras has expressed a particular interest in this new music which he sees as a valuable contribution to the saxophone repertoire. Scores will be published and available under Salleras edition.
A typical recital performance by Salleras and Duigan includes selections from their vibrant world music repertoire from Greece, Spain, South Africa and Argentina, plus selections from their own compositions.
Watch David and Christopher play music from INDIGO.
In March 2016 David and Christopher together with Stefan Pechoux (percussion) played Takashi Yoshimatsu’ ‘Cyberbird’ Concerto with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra ( with James Ross - conductor). This was presented in both the Durban and and Pietermaritzburg City Halls.
David and Christopher played several concerts to launch their CD ' Midnight Blue, with orchestra and in recital. They were featured in a six concert tour in Spain with the GIOrquestra. This programme featured a selection of Duigan's music arranged by piano, sax and orchestra and also a selection of their own arrangements of Piazzolla's music. They repeateed this programme in Barcelona and surrounds in April 2017
In December 2018 David Salleras and Christopher Duigan will be the featured soloists with the Orquestra des Valles at the Palau de la Musica, Barcelona.
TANGO PIAZZOLLA AMB CHRIS DUIGAN I DAVID SALLERAS
La GIO presenta TANGO PIAZZOLLA, una producció sorprenent i inèdita amb orquestra de corda gran, percussió, piano i saxo sota la direcció de Marcel Sabaté i amb dos solistes de luxe: CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN, el pianista i compositor més reconegut de Sudàfrica i “Steinway Artist” i DAVID SALLERAS, el virtuós saxofonista clàssic de més projecció a casa nostra.
Un concert amb una primera part d’estrenes melòdiques de Duigan, virtuoses de Salleras i del jove talent olotí Daniel López. La segona estarà dedicada als millors tangos de Piazzolla, orquestrats especialment per aquesta formació.
Les primeres dates confirmades són:
23 ABRIL – MAÇANET DE LA SELVA
24 ABRIL - PALAFRUGELL
3 MAIG – FIGUERES
PART - Suite Duigan (Christopher Duigan)
1. Nocturn I per a piano
2 .Indigo for piano and orchestra
3. Nocturn II per piano, saxo i orquestra
4. Dronwing your sorrows per saxo i piano
5. Bar stool tango per piano, saxo i orquestra
6. Nocturn III per piano, saxo i orquestra
- Caprice pour saxophone (David Salleras)
- Conversation for saxophone, piano, percussion and string orchestra (Daniel López)
- Suite Piazzolla
1. Tango ballet per orquestra
2. Escolaso per saxo, piano i orquestra
3. Fracanapa per saxo i piano
4. Milonga del ángel per saxo, piano i orquestra
5. Libertango per saxo, piano i orquestra
6. Oblivion per saxo, piano i orquestra
7. Adiós Nonino per saxo, piano i orquestra