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Music Revival audiences can look forward to the following concert with Christopher Duigan (piano)  presented for the 'end of the month' concerts across KZN.

Now also in Durban - Musgrave Rd
MUSIC FOR CLARINET
 

Junnan Sun (clarinet) and  Mia Björkman-Sun (viola) with Christopher Duigan (piano) in a programme of music by Brahms, Schumann, Bruch and Mozart's Trio for clarinet viola and piano  'Kegellsatt'.  

Thursday  9 August  - A PUBLIC HOLIDAY: National Women's Day
11:00 AM
R130 pp includes refreshments

Private Residence, Musgrave Rd - DURBAN
Address released on confirmation of booking.
SECURE PARKING
Venue opens 10:15 am
BOOKING ESSENTIAL - To request an invitation receive further info email booking@musicrevival.co.za or sms or WhatsApp MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473


IN AUGUST  - FRANZ LISZT: THE ULTIMATE PIANO VIRTUOSO

Christopher Duigan (piano) can be heard in a programme of music by the ultimate piano virtuoso,  Franz Liszt (1811-86). Born in Hungary Liszt never spoke Hungarian and was said to have received a 'kiss' of acknowledgement from the great Beethoven in Vienna age 11. He was inspired by fellow composers Berlioz to create a world of musical fantasy, by Paganini to dazzle with 'devilish  technique', and by Chopin to seduce the hearts and souls of his audiences with poetry for the piano. He took minor religious orders in his later life, partially fulfilling his dream of becoming a priest.  He rewrote major orchestral works including the nine symphonies of Beethoven for solo piano and is said to have played them more effectively than any orchestra. He invented the 'piano recital' and established many of the norms of the concert experience still practiced to this day. This includes the practice of pianists playing the compositions of others from memory and turning  the piano 'side-on' to the audience to enhance the acoustic propulsion of the piano.  Apparently this was also so audiences could admire his noble profile. His concerts  were a series of public triumphs and he swept all of Europe before him (including touring Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, England, France Austria  and Turkey) before retiring from concert life age 36.  When asked why he hadn’t written the story of his life, Liszt famously replied, ‘because I was too busy living it’.  Christopher Duigan plays a stellar selection of celebrated and dazzling Liszt compositions including the popular  'Liebestraum', 'La campanella', Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2,  and 'Un sospiro’ in a thrilling introduction to the life and music of Liszt!

  • Wednesday 22 August - Ashton College, Ballito
  • Friday 24 August - Casa Mexicana. Pietermaritzburg
  • Sunday 26  August - Tatham Art Gallery 
  • Tuesday 28 August -  St Agnes Church, Kloof
  • Thursday 30 August - Amber Valley, Howick
  • Sunday 2 September - Christ Church, Constantia, Cape Town

 

BALLITO
WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 7:00 pm
GRACE  HALL, ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, 
 Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake included at interval. 
Secure parking.  Seating is unreserved.

 

KLOOF
TUESDAY 28 AUGUST   7:30 pm      
ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof  

TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval    
Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)
Please note our St Agnes Concerts will now take place on the Tuesdays, usually the last of the month.

Also in ..

PIETERMARITZBURG
SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 3:00 pm  
TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)

FREE TICKETS - Starting July all Music Revival Sunday concerts at the Tatham Art Gallery will now offer free tickets for children and students. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult and booking is still preferred. 

 

 


PREVIOUSLY ...

ROMANTIC MUSIC FOR CLARINET

Our next concerts in July feature the brilliant young musician Junnan Sun (clarinet) with Christopher Duigan (piano) in a programme of Romantic Nineteenth century repertoire ; music by Brahms, Schumann, Bruch and Mozart's Trio for clarinet viola and piano  'Kegellsatt'.  Junnan Sun is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London and currently holds the position of Principal Clarinet with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. Sun and Duigan are joined by Mia Björkman-Sun on viola in selected works

BALLITO
TUESDAY 24 JULY 7:00 pm
GRACE  HALL, ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, 
 Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake included at interval. Bring your own wine if you wish!  
Secure parking.  Seating is unreserved

 

HOWICK
THURSDAY 26  JULY  7:00 pm
AMBER AUDITORIUM, HOWICK
(residents and their guests only)  
Tickets: R60 Book at Amber Valley Office

 

PIETERMARITZBURG
SATURDAY 28 JULY 6:30 pm
'CASA MEXICANA' - 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone - PIETERMARITZBURG

 

  •  R200 including dinner from 6:30 pm  
  • Secure Parking  
  • Booking is essential: booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp)
  • For those who wish to attend the concert only the ticket is R120 (including refreshments) with music starting at approx. 7:45 pm.
  • Tickets are R200 including a light meal on offer from 6:30 pm
  • Dinner guests should please bring their own wine.
  • Dinner bookings of 4 or more have a reserved  table.  Or join other guests at one of the communal tables. Tables of 2/3 (where possible) provided on request.
  • Please include your contact numbers in all email  bookings.

 

PIETERMARITZBURG
SUNDAY 29 JULY 11:30 am  
TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.
Visit www.tatham.org.za


previously in June ...

DURBAN
FRIENDS OF MUSIC  in association with MUSIC REVIVAL are proud to present
FEDERICO FRESCHI (baritone) with DAVID SALLERAS (saxophone)  and CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano) 
TUESDAY 3 JULY 2018 @19H30
DURBAN JEWISH CENTRE
44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban
Tickets: Members R100, Non-Members R120 Students and Orch. Members R20 Available at the door : Safe Parking : More Info. 0715051021

 

DAVID SALLERAS AND CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN IN CONCERT

Since his first visit in October 2012, David Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and recorded albums with Christopher Duigan. Salleras, who lives in Barcelona, Spain has attracted international attention through his fluency in a variety of musical styles. His innovative compositions, which incorporate traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and avant-garde performing techniques, are performed by saxophonists worldwide.

Duigan, meanwhile, is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists has developed a popular following through his innovative Music Revival concerts. For this series, the two musicians will perform works from the traditional saxophone repertoire by Jules Demersseman, JS Bach, Darius Milahaud’s Scaramouche and music from Spanish composer/saxophonist by Pedro Itturalde. Itturalde’s Suite Hellenique traditionally offers pianist and saxophonist plenty of opportunity to explore a wide range of dynamic interplay through a variety of musical styles.

Also on the programme will be Salleras and Duigan’s own creative arrangements of music by Astor Piazzolla, Salleras’ own solo Caprices, and Duigan’s compositions from the albums  Indigo and Midnight Blue.

     

    KLOOF
    TUESDAY 26 June   7:30 pm      
    ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof  

    TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval    
    Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)
    Please note our St Agnes Concerts will now take place on the Tuesdays, usually the last of the month.

      BALLITO
      WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 7:00 pm
      GRACE  HALL, ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, 
       Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
      TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake included at interval. Bring your own wine if you wish!  
      Secure parking.  Seating is unreserved

       

      KZN MIDLANDS - Lions River
      SATURDAY 30 June at 18h30
      SUNDAY 1 July at 11h00 - CANCELLED
      Highgate Wine Estate Cellar (adjacent to Piggly Wiggly Country Village, 1 Dargle Rid, Lions River)

      Cash wine/coffee bar available before the concert.
      TICKETS: R130
      Booking is essential - Music Revival:  booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp only)
      Booking for MENU Restaurant at the Highgate Wine Estate Cellar Tel. 082 817 8796

       

      Also at 

      THURSDAY 28  June  7:00 pm
      AMBER AUDITORIUM, HOWICK
      (residents and their guests only)  
      Tickets: R60 Book at Amber Valley Office

      FRIDAY 29 June 6:30 or 7:45 pm
      'CASA MEXICANA' - 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone - PIETERMARITZBURG

      • R120 concert only at 7:45 pm / R200 including dinner from 6:30 pm  
      • Secure Parking  
      • Booking is essential: booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp)
      • For those who wish to attend the concert only the ticket is R120 (including refreshments) with music starting at approx. 7:45 pm.
      • Tickets are R200 including a light meal on offer from 6:30 pm
      • Dinner guests should please bring their own wine.
      • Dinner bookings of 4 or more have a reserved  table.  Or join other guests at one of the communal tables. Tables of 2/3 (where possible) provided on request.
      • Please include your contact numbers in all email  bookings.

      SUNDAY 1 July 3:00 pm  
      TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

      Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
      Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.
      Visit www.tatham.org.za

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      SPENCER MYER - piano

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      MUSIC REVIVAL in association with FRIENDS OF MUSIC presents  the internationally acclaimed American pianist Spencer Myer in KZN in June 2018.

      Winner of the UNISA International Piano Competition in 2004  Myer has since been a a regular visitor to South Africa.  Recent highlights include recitals in Wigmore Hall London.  These concerts form part of a  concert tour of Sou Africa.  His programme consists of music FJ Haydn and the dazzling  Fours Scherzi op 23, 31, 39 and 54 by Frederic  Chopin.  Do not miss this unique event to hear  truly world class artist in concert.

      Saturday 16 June - Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg 3: 00 pm
      Sunday 17 June St Agnes Church, Kloof  3:00 pm

      TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval    
      Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)

       

      Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, SPENCER MYER has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Johannesburg Philharmonic, and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra.  His 2005 tour of South Africa included a performance of the five piano concerti of Beethoven with the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa.  In 2014 he made his second solo recital appearance at London’s Wigmore Hall.

      In 2004, he captured First Prize in the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa and won the American Pianists Association’s 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship.  An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with cellists Lynn Harrell and Ralph Kirshbaum, clarinetist David Shifrin and soprano Nicole Cabell. 

      He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, and is currently Artist-Teacher of Piano and Collaborative Piano at Boston’s Longy School of Music of Bard College.  His latest CDs — Piano Rags of William Bolcom and the two Brahms Cello Sonatas with Brian Thornton — were released in 2017 on the Steinway & Sons label.

      20 'NOT SO' POPULAR PIANO SOLOS

      Following  the numerous performance of ' 20 Popular Piano Solos' Christopher Duigan  turns his discerning  eye and ear to the vast piano repertoire to bring you 20 more solos, ones that may be be seen as popular, but are no less varied, engaging and appealing.  From his vast repertoire,  through his more than 40 years of piano study,  from the great world wide web and scores collected from libraries from around the world,  Duigan brings to local audiences an exciting and enlightening selection!  For those wanting to discover more  this will be chance to enjoy the curious  stories that accompany many of the pieces, insightful observation from the performer's view and many personal anecdotes presented in the manner for which he has become known.  The selection include Bach's 'Goldberg Aria', Liszt's 'Un sospiro',  'The Lark' by Glinka/Balakirev, ' Automne' by Cecile Chaminade, music from the four corners of the earth, from film scores and a few technical and musical misfits!

       

      Performances will take place as follows of 20 ' Not So ' Popular Piano Solos:

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      THURSDAY  24 May 7:00 pm
      GRACE  HALL ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
      ,  Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
      TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake included at interval. Bring your own wine if you wish!  Secure parking.  
      Seating is unreserved.

       

      TUESDAY 29 May   7:30 pm      
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof  

      TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval    
      Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)
      Please note our St Agnes Concerts will now take place on the Tuesdays, usually the last of the month.

       


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      OUR APRIL CONCERT
      MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND JAZZ PIANO TRIO!

       

      The next exciting instalment of Music Revivals monthly conecrts across KZN  includes  Claude Bolling’s delightful  'Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio’.  This light-hearted and infectious concoction of jazz and classical styles will be by the contemporary French jazz composer Claude Bolling will be  featuring Sabine Baird - Principal Flute with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra with Christopher Duigan at the piano.   Percussionist  Stephane Pechoux (drums) and Yuri Litvinenko (bass) both member of the KZN Philharmonic  Orchestra  will join them in the jazz trio.  The  first half of the programme includes a sequence  of beautiful  melodies  and popular flute solos including ‘Dance of the Blessed Sprits’,  ‘Sicillienne' by Gabriel Faure, the jaunty ‘Badinerie  by J.S Bach and  Bizet’s Entr'acte to Act III  from ‘Carmen’.

       

      Performances will take place as follows:

      Saturday 21 April 7:00 pm
      GRACE  HALL ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, 
       Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
      TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake included at interval. Secure parking.  
      Seating is unreserved.

      Tuesday 24 April   7:30 pm      
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof  

      TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval    
      Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)
      Please note our St Agnes Concerts will now take place on the Tuesdays, usually the last of the month.
       

      Also at ...

      Sunday 22 April 11:30 am  
      TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

      Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
      Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.
      A Tatham Exhibition Opening takes place earlier at 10h00 Visit www.tatham.org.za
       

      Monday  23 April  7:00 pm
      AMBER AUDITORIUM, HOWICK (residents and their guests only)  

      Tickets: R60 Book at Amber Valley Office

       

      THIS CONCERT POSTPONED
      'CASA MEXICANA' - 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone - PIETERMARITZBURG

      Tickets - R120 concert only at 7:30 pm  - venue opens at 7:00 pm 

      • Bring your own wine.
      • Other refreshments provided.
      • Secure Parking
      • Booking is essential: booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp)
      • Please include your contact numbers in all email bookings

       


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      FRIENDS OF MUSIC  in association with MUSIC REVIVAL are proud to present

      A DOUBLE BILL

      CHISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano) plays Gershwin  : ARISTIDE DU PLESSIS (cello) plays Rachmaninoff

      TUESDAY 10th APRIL 2018 @19H30
      DURBAN JEWISH CENTRE
      44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban
      Tickets: Members R100, Non-Members R120 Students and Orch. Members R20 Available at the door : Safe Parking : More Info. 0715051021

      CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN is one of South Africa's leading concert pianists. He was described as a 'South African piano icon' and 'national musical treasure' by the Classic Feel magazine. He has performed extensively with all leading South African orchestras in a repertoire of more than 25 concerti. In recital he has developed a popular following through his innovative presentation and programming of a broad and eclectic taste in music. Christopher Duigan is a Steinway Artist.

      ARISTIDE DU PLESSIS was born in Durban in 1989. He has established a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading cellists. He has performed in some of the world's most renowned concert halls ranging from the Zürich Tonhalle and the Berliner Philharmonie. As a soloist, he has performed with all the country’s major orchestras. He is currently Co-Principal Cellist with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

      Programme:
      George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue, The Gershwin Songbook (18 Song Transcriptions), Three Preludes
      Sergei Rachmaninoff - Cello Sonata for Cello and Piano Op 19,  Caccini and Piazzolla - Ave Maria,  Tchaikovsky - Pezzo Capricioso

       

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      The Magical Musical World of Claude Debussy
       

      "Indeed, there is a good case for calling Debussy the most perfectly original composer of the past 200 years."

      Christopher Duigan (piano)
      The Magical Musical World of Claude Debussy

      Christopher Duigan plays an exploration of music by the French composer Claude Debussy on the 100th anniversary of his death in Paris on 25 March 1918.  This will include ‘Clair de lune’, 'Reflections on the water, ‘ The Girl with the Flaxen hair’, 'Arabesque No 1', 'Reverie’ and ‘The Sunken Cathedral’.  Debussy's music is atmospheric and subtly hued; reflecting the world around him. From images of water and snow, recollections of Spanish and popular music, to sounds from the Far East and ancient times - a magical world unfolds!

      Monday 19 March 7:00 pm
      GRACE  HALL ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE,  Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
      TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake included at interval. Secure parking.  
      Seating  is unreserved.


      Tuesday 27 March   7:30 pm      
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof  
      TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval    
      Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)
      Please note our St Agnes Concerts will now take place on the Tuesdays, usually the last of the month.

      Also on ...

      Saturday 24 March from 6:30 pm
      Saturday 31 March

      'CASA MEXICANA' - 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone - PIETERMARITZBURG

       

      Sunday 25 March 11:30 am  
      TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

      Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
      Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.
      A Tatham Exhibition Opening takes place earlier at 10h00 Visit www.tatham.org.za

       

      Thursday 29 March  7:00 pm
      AMBER AUDITORIUM, HOWICK
      (residents and their guests only)  
      Tickets: R60 Book at Amber Valley Office


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      Together Again  :  James Grace & Morgan Szymanski (guitars)
      Presented in KZN in association with the Friends of Music, Durban.


      A wonderful programme of music for two amazing guitarists!   The music will include mostly Spanish music by  Ferdinando Carulli, Manuel de Falla, Celso Machado and more. Part of a national tour of  

      James is a KANNA Award winner for Best Male Artist at the 2010 ABSA KKNK, and more recently KykNET Fiesta winner, he is one of one South Africa’s leading concert artists. The Classical Guitar Magazine has described Morgan as a 'player destined for future glories'  and has been highlighted as "'one to watch by both Gramophone Magazine and the BBC Music Magazine

      Tuesday 20 March at 730 pm
      DURBAN JEWISH CENTRE, Old Fort Rd - DURBAN
      Tickets R120

      www.friendsofmusic.co.za

       

      Wednesday 21 March - 11h30 ' HUMAN RIGHTS DAY'
      TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

      Tickets: R120 Secure Parking
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp
      Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.

       


      Previously ...

      AVE MARIA: THE RACHMANINOFF CELLO SONATE
      CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO) WITH ARISTIDE DU PLESSIS ( CELLO)

       

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      Brilliant young cellist Aristide du Plessis joins Christopher Duigan in the next of Music Revival’s monthly concerts. The centerpiece is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s magnificent   Sonate for  cello and piano Op 19. This will be coupled with a selection on instrumental settings of Ave Maria - by Bach/Gonoud, Giulio Caccini, Franz Schubert and Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla.

      This unusual coupling can feel seen as an acknowledgment of the lyrical and deeply religious, chant- like melodies in Rachmaninoff's music. 

      One of Rachmaninoffs  most popular works, the cello sonata was composed at the same time as the celebrated Piano Concerto No 2  Op 18 and Two Piano Suite  shortly after the composer suffered a major breakdown and depression.  The process of composing these works proved to be cathartic and pivotal in the composer’s recovery. It is widely seen as one of the  greatest compositional outpourings in history of music.

      Du Plessis is currently Co-Principal of the Kznpo and was heard to great acclaim in the Symphony Season in the Saint-Saens cello concerto last November. Duigan, a Steinway Artist,  is regarded as one is South Africa’s foremost concert pianists and maintains a busy schedule of recital and concerts performances across South Africa. Du  Plessis and Duigan have worked together on a number of projects in recent years. Their programme  titled ‘Ave Maria : The Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata’  will be presented by Duigan’s Music Revival in several venues across Kzn in February.  

      Tuesday 27 February   7:30 pm      (Please note our St Agnes Concerts will now take place on the Tuesdays, usually the last of the month) 
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof
        
      TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval     Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)
      The MUSIC REVIVAL Concert Series at  St Agnes now has a new Kawai piano supplied by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos in Cape Town!

       

      Previously ...

      Tuesday 20 February 7:00 pm
      GRACE  HALL ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE,  Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
      Booking is essential : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp
      TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake  included at interval. Secure parking.  Seating  is unreserved.

       

       

       


      PREVIOUSLY ...

       

      JANUARY CONCERT
      THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

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      Christopher Duigan opens the year's programme with an concise overview of the piano music of George Gershwin.  Popular with audiences of classical, jazz and popular music Gershwin's holds a unique place as a crossover composer.  Celebrating his contribution to the 'classical' piano repertoire Duigan plays the 'Three Preludes',  the iconic 'Rhapsody in Blue' and the 'Gershwin Songbook'.  This virtuoso selection of 19 compact and delightful improvisations by Gershwin of his own popular songs, provides a whirlwind  pianistic tour-de-force  through the songs of the composer. Included are 'Fascinating  Rhythm', 'The Man I Love', 'S'wonderful' and 'I Got Rhythm' .  Duigan complete the programme with other ragtime music by Scott Joplin and novelty solos 'Dizzy Fingers' ( Zez Confrey) and ' Nola (Felix Arndt)'.

       

      Monday 29 January 7:00 pm
      GRACE  HALL ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE,  Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
      Booking is essential : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp
      TICKETS: R150 with coffee and cake  included at interval. Secure parking.  Seating  is unreserved.

       

      Tuesday 30 January    7:30 pm      (Please note our St Agnes Concerts will now take place on the Tuesdays, usually the last of the month) 
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof
        
      TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval     Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473  (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)
      The MUSIC REVIVAL Concert Series at  St Agnes now has a new Kawai piano supplied by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos in Cape Town!

       

      Also at ...

       

      Thursday 25 January 7:00 pm
      AMBER AUDITORIUM, HOWICK
      (residents and their guests only)  Tickets: R60 Book at Amber Valley Office

       

      Friday 26 January
      R120 concert only / R200 including dinner from 6:30 pm  
      'CASA MEXICANA' - 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone - PIETERMARITZBURG  
      Secure Parking  
      Booking is essential: booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp)

      • For those who wish to attend the concert only the ticket is R120 (including refreshments) with music starting at approx. 7:45 pm.
      • Tickets are R200 including a light meal on offer from 6:30 pm
      • Dinner guests should please bring their own wine.
      • Dinner bookings of 4 or more have a reserved  table.  Or join other guests at one of the communal tables. Tables of 2/3 (where possible) provided on request.
      • Please include your contact numbers in all email and telephone bookings.

       

      Sunday 28 January 11:30 am  
      TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

      Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
      Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp
      Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.


      PREVIOUS ...

       

      THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT!
      Friday 8 December 7;30 pm St Agnes Church in Kloof

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      South African TV personality Andy Capostagno  will be sharing the stage with renonwned soprano Nozuko Teto, and pianist, Christopher Duigan, at two special Christmas concerts in Durban.

      Music-lovers can look forward to an evening of readings, carols and seasonal music at the Grace Hall at  Ashton International College in Ballito  at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, December 5, and at St Agnes Church in Kloof at 7.30 pm on Friday, December 8.

      Capostagno  will entertain the audience with his humorous selections of seasonal stories, readings and anecdotes while  Teto  will sing 'Ave Maria', 'Panis Angelicus' and 'O Holy Night'. The together they will lead the audiences in the singing of carols with Duigan at the piano. 

      Andy Capostagno has been a familiar voice on Supersport for almost quarter of a century, commentating on everything from rugby to netball. Educated in Bath and Cambridge in the UK he is the author of four books and writes extensively for magazines and newspapers. He comes from a musical family and  is a cattle and horse farmer in Lidgetton in real life.  Andy believes he will be famous one day when his daughter rides for South Africa at the Olympics!  


      Nozuko Teto  studio in Durban and Cape Town. Thanks to a scholarship from the Nicolai Ghiaurov Foundation she is able to study with the famous soprano Mirella Freni in Italy. She sang in many concerts at the Teatro Comunale Pavarotti in Modena with the Puccini Festival Orchestra, in Amsterdam with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, with the Rotterdam Symphony, and she made her debut as Mimi in La Bohème in South Africa in 2010. 

      Booking for the both concerts  event can be done via www.webtickets.co.za  or via email at booking@musicrevival.co.za.  Tickets are R160.


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      The programme includes celebrated items such as Czardas, Tico Tico, Hungarian Dance No 5 by Brahms, the celebrated tango from ’Scent of a Woman’  staring Al Pacino, music from South America, all energized with a string rhythmic beat provided by astounding percussionist Stephane Pechoux, and coupled with a strong theatrical influence.  A perfect and upbeat end to the year's concerts!

       

      GYPSY STRINGS with Christopher Duigan
      Thursday  23 November at 7:30 pm
       St Agnes Church, Abelia Rd.  

      There is secure parking.
      Tickets:  R130 including  refreshments at interval.  
      Booking for this concert is via MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms ) or email  booking@musicrevival.co.za

      THE GYSPY STRINGS:  As part of the monthly Music Revival  concert series in Kloof  the ‘Gypsy Strings’, a vibrant ensemble of  five musicians who are all members of the acclaimed KZN Philharmonic Orchestra play at St Agnes Church. They perform a colourful and exciting selection of traditional Bulgarian, Rumanian, Russian and Greek music in gypsy style. The quintet is led by  Bulgarian-born violinist Ralitza Matcheva with Annamaria D’Andrea (viola), Ralitza Todorova (cello), Roberto Palma (violin) fand the he inspirational and innovative French percussionist Stephane Pechoux.  Christopher Duigan on piano joins them in selected items.

      The GYPSY STRINGS with Christopher Duigan perform in Kloof on Thursday  23 November at 7:30 pm at St Agnes Church, Abelia Rd.  There is secure parking. Tickets are  R130 including  refreshments at interval.  Booking for this concert is via MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms ) or email  booking@musicrevival.co.za.  There will be tickets at the door. Please note booking is no longer possible  via St Agnes Church Office.

      Fom back L- R : Stephane Pechoux and Roberto Palma (violin); front: Ralitza Todorova (cello) Ralitza Matcheva with Annamaria D’Andrea (viola).


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      PLEASE NOTE : BOOKING IS NO LONGER AT ST AGNES CHURCH OFFICE
      Tickets may be purchased: 

      • online at www.webtickets.co.za
      • at Pick and Pay -  Local Constantia Square/Kloof, Old Main Rd, Kloof
      • tickets may be reserved at Music Revival booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp only) and paid by EFT.
      • at the door

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      PREVIOUS CONCERTS ....

      CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES - SCHUMANN, RAVEL, RACHMANINOFF, BACH

      CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO)

      For a classical piano recital of masterworks in Music Revival's 20th year, Steinway pianist Christopher Duigan plays an engaging programme of varied masterpieces. These iconic compositions are pillars of the classical repertoire and Duigan brings his own unique view on these compositions to the fore. Principal works performance include Robert Schumann's 'Kreisleriana', one of composers  most enigmatic and fleeting compositions, and Maurice Ravel's 'Miroirs' - a set of five pieces that explore the layered sonority and colour of the piano.   JS Bach's 'Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring' and 'Sheep May Safely Graze' together with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff complete the programme.

      THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER - ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof   
      TICKETS: R130     Book at  St Agnes Office 031 764 2037

      The MUSIC REVIVAL Concert Series at  St Agnes now has a new Kawai piano supplied by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos in Cape Town!

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      THE OPENING CONCERT of the new MUSIC REVIVAL CONCERT SERIES in BALLITO.

      BALLITO CLASSICS : MUSIC REVIVAL CONCERT SERIES

      CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN plays CONCERT  CLASSICS
      HANDEL, BEETHOVEN, RAVEL, CHOPIN, LISZT, DEBUSSY

      THURSDAY  21 SEPTEMBER 7:00 pm
      GRACE  HALL ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE,  Albertina Way, Ballito  (opp. Ballito Hospital)
      TICKETS: R150 with refreshments included. Secure parking.  Seating  is unreserved.


      Tickets are  available :

      • online at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za and their representatives at Pick and Pay nationwide
      • send  SMS or WhatsApp to  Music Revival 083 4174473
      • email booking@musicrevival.co.za
      • at the door - cash only.
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      NEW CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES IN BALLITO

      An exciting development is  coming the  way lovers classical music resident on the Dolphin Coast with the launch of a new classical concert series  of monthly concerts in Ballito.  Already established  as a calendar favorite at the end of each month in Kzn Midlands,  from  Howick through Pietermaritzburg,  to  Kloof  and  to the coast in Durban and now in Ballito, is Christopher Duigan and  his monthly Music Revival performances.  Presented and directed by leading South African  pianist and Steinway Artist,  Christopher Duigan, these concerts have won massive public acclaim. The concerts  feature Duigan at the piano along with a host of local and international guest artists.

      Music Revival, which Duigan  established in October 1997, has grown from a series of small intimate concerts to a regularly presented series of more than 100 concerts annually staged across KZN, in Johannesburg and Pretoria, in  Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, and Cape Town.  These concerts range from home soirees to major festivals and symphony concerts. 

      In Ballito Music Revival will  present  a monthly concert of  classical  music concerts by the cream of South Africa concert artists of the world's great classical repertoire. The content offers a 'light to medium' classic experience with the artists  introducing  the music they are about to play, offering personal insight  as well as anecdotal and historical background to the music.  The opening concert will take place at at  Grace Hall at Ashton International College on Thursday  21 September starting 7:00 pm.

      For this opening concert of the MUSIC REVIAL Concert Series in Ballito,  pianist Christopher Duigan plays an exhilarating solo piano  programme of classical piano masterpieces; his favorite classical piano masterpieces that are "uplifting and boldly positive" and  have formed a major part of his repertoire in numerous performances over the past 20 years.  Principal works include  George Frederic Handel's Chaconne  and Ludwig van Beethoven’s radiant  “Waldstein" Sonata op 53. The 'Waldstein' is one of Beethoven's most iconic and revered compositions. The second part of the programme features music by Claude Debussy  "Reflets dans l'eau" (Reflections in the water) and music by Franz Liszt. The programme ends with the "Heroic" Polonaise in A-flat Op 53 by Frederic Chopin. The last work said to be one of the composer’s boldest compositions giving voice to a nation's cry for freedom following the Russian invasion of Poland of 1831.

      Widely regarded as one of South Africa's leading concert pianists Duigan has been recognized as a 'South African piano icon' and 'national musical treasure' (Classic Feel June 2009). He has performed extensively with all leading South African orchestras in a repertoire of more than 25 concerti. In recital he has developed a popular following through his innovative presentation and programming of a broad and all-inclusive taste in music.


      THE OPENING CONCERT of the new MID-MONTH MATINEE in KLOOF

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      CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN IN CONCERT
      Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy
      THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 11:00 am
      ST AGNES CHURCH, KLOOF

      Tickest are R100.  
      Parking is secure
      To book for the Mid Month Matinee  call St Agnes Church 031 764 2037 or email booking@musicrevival.co.za .  

       

      Following  on from Christopher Duigan's popular classical concerts on the  last Thursday of the month  at St Agnes Church in Kloof is new series on monthly events on a Thursday morning - Mid Month Matinees.

      “After numerous requests  for daytime  concerts in the greater Durban area we have decided to stage these concerts at St Agnes is Church in Kloof.  It is a wonderful venue for music, is conveniently  situated with easy highway access  in this leafy superb, has good parking, and is a wonderful setting to enjoy the world's finest music!“ said pianist and director Christopher Duigan.

      "In addition  we recently invested in a new Kawai grand piano suitable  for our concert performances  at St Agnes  and with the very favorable acoustic of the church we look forward to bringing the opportunity for audiences to discover more of the world's great classical music!”

      This new series, which will take place on the second  Thursday of each  month starting at 11 am, will start a whole new range of classical performances in the region.  Concerts are 1 hour in duration and will include a classical presentation with Duigan and guest artists.  In addition  St Agnes hosts a morning market with local fare and produce.  The Coffee Shop at the church complex  will also be open for refreshments before or after the performance.

      The first Mid Month Matinee  will see Duigan in a stellar programme  of classical works on Thursday 14 September  at 11:00 am playing solo piano music by Handel , Beethoven's 'Waldstein' ’Sonate  and music Liszt, Chopin and Debussy.  This will be ahead of his performance of a similar programme at the Hilton Arts Festival later that week.

      Tickets are R100.  Parking is secure To book for the Mid Month Matinee  call St Agnes Church 031 764 2037 or email booking@musicrevival.co.za .  For more details visit www.musicrevival.co.za.


      JOANNA FRANKEL  (VIOLIN)

      Joanna Frankel, previously Concert Master of the KZN Philharmonic and recently appointed as Concert Master of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Ohio - USA plays  a short tour of concerts with Christopher Duigan. Their programme includes the stupendous Sonata for Violin and Piano by Cesar Franck, Beethoven's Romance No 2 and Kreisler’s 'Loves Joys’ and ‘Love’s Sorrows’  together with other beautiful concert pieces..  A superb musical experience awaits!  

      Thursday 31 AUGUST    7:30 pm      
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof  

      TICKETS: R130     Book at  St Agnes Office 031 764 2037
      The MUSIC REVIVAL Concert Series at  St Agnes now has a new Kawai piano supplied by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos in Cape Town!


      Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival in association with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra present  

      SYMPHONY IN THE SUBURBS
      KZN PHILHARMONIC IN KLOOF

      with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano), JOANNA FRANKEL (violin) and DANIEL WALSHAW (conductor)
      Thursday 17 AUGUST 2017 7:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, Abelia Rd - KLOOF
      Programme includes music by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn .

      Tickets: R170 includes refreshments at interval
      BOOKING: St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037          

      The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, widely regarded as the premier orchestra on the African continent, will play a superb concert in Kloof  at St Agnes Church.  The orchestra bring their full-complement to this intimate setting,  to play magnificent classical masterpieces. The concert is presented in association with Christopher Duigan's Music Revival  as part of their monthly concert series staged at the venue.

      Christopher Duigan, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost concert pianists, is the soloist in the piano concerto.  American Daniel Walshaw conducts the orchestra.  Joanna Frankel, previously Concert Master of the KZN Philharmonic and recently appointed as Concert Master of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Ohio - USA plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto .  A superb musical experience awaits!

      Tickets for this concert  at the St Agnes Church on Thursday 17 Auguts at 7:30 pm are R170. Booking is essential. To book call St Agnes Church 031 764 2037 or email booking@musicrevival.co.za.




      MORNING CONCERT in DURBAN  : SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

      with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano)
      Private Residence, Musgrave Rd - DURBAN  Address released on confirmation of booking.

      WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST - A PUBLIC HOLIDAY  'NATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY'
      10:30 for 11:00 AM
      R200 pp includes refreshments
      BOOKING  AND ADVANCE  PAYMENT IS ESSENTIAL
      TO BOOK
       booking@musicrevival.co.za  or SMS or WhatsApp MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473
      SECURE PARKING  
      Venue opens 10:15 am

      Christopher Duigan turns his hand to a light-hearted selection of charming  popular classics in  'Songs My Mother Taught Me'.  Duigan has entertained local audiences with numerous performances  of beautiful piano music from the classical and popular repertoire. 

      With an emphasis on elegance, charm and grace, this selection of music evokes a bygone world of nostalgic classics, often associated with salon music and gatherings at the family piano.  The programme features a highly appealing selection of popular melodies. Included here are  ‘Beethoven’s 'Minuet in G', Brahms’s 'Waltz in A-flat', Dvorak's ‘Humoresque',  Rubenstein's 'Melody in F' and 'The Maiden's Prayer'.  The popular evergreens  'Parade of the Tin Soldier’,  'Rustle of Spring’  and 'The Teddy Bear's Picnic' bring this delightful selection to a jaunty close.

       


      THE SONGS YOU LOVE
      FEDERICO FRESCHI (BARITONE) WITH CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO)

       

      The ‘Songs you Love’ brings together popular melodies from the world of opera, classic musicals and the world’s celebrated stages. Includes numbers from ‘Carmen’, ‘Marriage of Figaro’,  ‘My Fair Lady', Neapolitan songs including ‘O sole mio’,  celebrated numbers from Cole Porter, Edith Piaf  and others.  Hit that high-note in this up-beat programme!

      Thursday 27 July    
      7:30 pm      
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof  
      TICKETS: R130     Book at  St Agnes Office 031 764 2037


      The MUSIC REVIVAL Concert Series at  St Agnes now has a new KAWAI  piano supplied by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos in Cape Town!


      David Salleras ( saxophone)

      Virtuoso saxophonist, David Salleras, will be touring South Africa with Pietermaritzburg concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, in June and July.

      Since his first visit in October 2012, Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and has recorded two albums with Duigan – Indigo and Midnight Blue – both of which are available on iTunes .

      The Barcelona-based musician has attracted international attention through his fluency in a variety of musical styles. His innovative compositions, which incorporate traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and avant-garde performing techniques, are performed by saxophonists worldwide.

      Duigan, meanwhile, is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists. He has performed extensively with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, Cape Philharmonic and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras and has a popular following through his innovative Music Revival concerts.

      For this series, the two musicians will perform works from the traditional saxophone repertoire by Jules Demersseman, JS Bach, Darius Milahaud’s Scaramouche and music from Spanish composer/saxophonist by Pedro Itturalde.

      Itturalde’s Suite Hellenique traditionally offers pianist and saxophonist plenty of opportunity to explore a wide range of dynamic interplay through a variety of musical styles.

      Also on the programme will be Salleras and Duigan’s own creative arrangements of music by Astor Piazzolla, Salleras’ own solo work, Caprices, and Duigan’s compositions from Indigo and Midnight Blue.

      Copies of Indigo and Midnight Blue will be available to purchase at all concerts.

      To find out more about Music Revival’s concerts go to http://www.musicrevival.co.za

      CONCERT DETAILS
      PIETERMARITZBURG
      Saxophonist David Salleras and Christopher Duigan will be performing at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, at 7.30 pm on Saturday, June 24. Tickets are R160 including refreshments. Booking is essential. Email booking@musicrevival.co.za or send an SMS or WhatsApp to 083 417 4473. Safe parking is available.

      PRETORIA
      Saxophonist David Salleras and Christopher Duigan will be performing at the Brooklyn Theatre at the Greenlyn Village Centre on the corner of Thomas Edison and 13thStreets in Pretoria at 3pm on Sunday, June 25. Tickets are R90 to R160 from the Brooklyn Theatre at 012 460 6033.

      KLOOF
      Saxophonist David Salleras and Christopher Duigan will be performing at St Agnes Church in Kloof on Thursday, June 29 at 7.30 pm. Tickets R130, which includes refreshments. Book your tickets by calling the St Agnes Church office at 031 764 2037. Secure parking is available.

      CAPE TOWN
      Saxophonist David Salleras and Christopher Duigan will be performing at Casa Labia in Muizenberg on Friday, June 30 at 8 pm. The concert is presented by Casa Labia, in association with Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival and James Grace’s Stringwise Records. It will feature special guest James Grace (guitar). Tickets are R150 per person and bookings are essential and payable in advance.  Phone 021 788 6068 or email events@casalabia.co.za The Cucina Labia Restaurant will be open for dinner between 6 pm and 8 pm.  Booking is essential.

      FRANSCHHOEK
      Saxophonist David Salleras and Christopher Duigan will be performing A Winter Sunday Lunch at Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek on Sunday, July 2 at 12.30 pm for 1 pm. Tickets are R500, which includes a three-course meal. Booking is essential. Phone 021 876 3936. The concert is supported by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos.

      DURBAN
      Saxophonist David Salleras and Christopher Duigan will be performing at the Friends of Music concert at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban, on Tuesday, July 4 at 7.30 pm. Tickets R100 at the door. For more information visit www.friendsofmusic.co.za


      MORNING CONCERT

      THE FRENCH PIANO with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano)
      Private Residence, Musgrave Rd - DURBAN
      Address released on confirmation of booking.

      FRIDAY 16 JUNE - A PUBLIC HOLIDAY
      10:30 for 11:00 AM
      R200 pp includes refreshments
      BOOKING ESSENTIAL

      To request an invitation email booking@musicrevival.co.za  or sms or WhatsApp MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473
      SECURE PARKING  Venue opens 10:15 am

      Christopher Duigan plays a classical recital of French music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Jean-Phillippe Rameau with compositions drawing inspiration from the East, the exotic underworld, and reflections of the magical world that surrounds us.

      From the baroque harpsichord school of the 17th century  as represented by Rameau to the wonderful evocative,  richly hued and sensuous music of Ravel and Debussy, this programme includes popular gems ‘ Clair  de lune’, Satie’s  ‘Gymnopedie' and Ravel’s quixotic foray in Spanish music in 'Alborada del gracioso’.  A brief excursion into contemporary French piano music adds an evocative touch to the selection.

       



      MORNING CONCERT

      THE MUSIC OF CHOPIN with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano)
      Private Residence, Musgrave Rd - DURBAN
      Address released on confirmation of booking.

      TUESDAY 21 MARCH - A PUBLIC HOLIDAY : 'HUMAN RIGHTS DAY'
      10:30 for 11:00 AM
      R200 pp includes refreshments
      SECURE PARKING
      Venue opens 10:15 am
      BOOKING ESSENTIAL - To request an invitation email booking@musicrevival.co.za or sms or WhatsApp MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473

      Following recent critical and public acclaim  of the same  presented to over 450 people in Constantia, Cape Town last week,  Christopher repeats this wonderful programme of Chopin's music along with his insights into the composer's life and music  following a trip to the  Warsaw, Poland.  Includes Waltz brilliant in E-flat,  Nocturne in C-sharp minor,  Ballade No 3 and Polonaise Op 53.

       


      MARCH CONCERT
      CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN :  'TALES FROM GRANDMOTHER'S PIANO ALBUM’

      For the next installment of the monthly concerts,  pianist Christopher Duigan turns his hand to a light-hearted selection of charming  popular classics in 'Tales from Grandmother's Piano Album’.  Duigan has entertained local audiences with numerous evenings of beautiful piano music from the classical and popular repertoire. 

      With an emphasis on elegance, charm and grace this selection of music evokes a bygone world of nostalgic classics, often associated with salon music and evenings at the family piano.  The programme features a highly appealing selection of popular melodies.

      Included here are  ‘Beethoven’s 'Minuet in G', Brahms’s 'Waltz in A-flat', Dvorak's ‘Humoresque',  Rubenstein's 'Melody in F' and 'The Maiden's Prayer'.  The popular evergreens  'Parade of the Tin Soldier’,  'Rustle of Spring’  and 'The Teddy Bear's Picnic' bring this delightful selection to a jaunty close.


      JAMES GRACE (GUITAR) in KZN in FEBRUARY

        More images from this Concert on the  KZN Midlands  page  .

      More images from this Concert on the KZN Midlands page .

      The popular Cape Town-based guitarist  James Grace will be visiting KZN in February.  One of South Africas busiest concert artists  he recently performed with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in Kirstenbosch to a capacity audience of over 7 000 people.  He is heard regularly  on major concert stages as well as on-air playlists  on ClassicFM and Fine Music Radio.

      In part of the programme he joins forces once again with Christopher Duigan to create a unique evening of music. Their programme together includes many of their own duo arrangements and improvisations on classic melodies, jazz standards, Latin milongas and Spanish classics. Their session will include evergreens Fields of Gold and Tico Tico.   Duigan’s own composition, Indigo, a favourite at any Duigan and Grace concert, will complete the programme.

      THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY  7:30 pm
      R100 including and refreshments at interval
      ST AGNES CHURCH, KLOOF
      Secure Parking

      • Booking is preferred: booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp or call ST AGNES CHURCH 031 764 2037
      • Please include your contact numbers in all email and telephone bookings

       

      Additional performances in Howick at Amber Valley - Wednesday 22 February  (residents and their guests only) and at Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg - Sunday 19 February


      tHE OPENING CONCERT OF THE 2017 SERIES

      "MY FAVOURITE MAGNIFICENT CLASSICS"  WITH CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN

      For the opening concert of the 2017 series, and Music Revivals 20th year, Christopher Duigan plays an exhilarating programme of his favorite classical piano masterpieces. These uplifting and boldly positive compositions have formed a major part of his repertoire in numerous performances over the past 20 years.   Music Revival, established in October 1997, has grown from a series of small intimate concerts to a regular and dependable series of more than 100 concerts annually presented across KZN, in Johannesburg and the Cape Winelands, from home soirees to major festivals and symphony concerts.

      Principal works on Duigan’s programme at the end of January includes George Frederic Handel's Chaconne in G HWV 435 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s exhilarating   “Waldstein" Sonata op 53. The 'Waldstein' is one of Beethoven's most iconic and reverred compositions. The second part of the programme features music by Claude Debussy  "Reflets dans l'eau" (Reflections in the water) and Liszt’s "Harmonies du soir" from his "Transcendental Etudes", a powerful and emotionally resplendent composition. The programme ends with the "Heroic" Polonaise in A-flat Op 53 by Frederic Chopin. The last work said to be one of the composer’s boldest compositions giving voice to a nations cry for freedom following the Russian invasion of Poland of 1831. This programme offers a stupendous start to the concerts in 2017!

      THURSDAY 26 January 7:30 pm
      ST AGNES CHURCH , KLOOF
      Tickets: R100 includes refreshments
      Secure Parking

      Book at St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037 or booking@musicrevival.co.za

       


      The CD 'Christopher Duigan plays Chopin' is available at all concerts in weeks coming plus:

      PRETORIA :  SALON MUSIC 012 346 3474  (including mail order)
      CAPE TOWN : UPBEAT MUSIC IN  SEA POINT 021 434 1994 (including mail order)

      and in Pietermaritzburg

      ROSEHURST 239 BOOM ST  033 394 3833
      PARKLANE COFFEE SHOP AT PARKLANE SUPERSPAR  033 342 3487  and
      TATHAM ART GALLERY SHOP 033 392 2828

       

      THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN KLOOF!

      SOUTH Africa’s Mr Music, Richard Cock, will be sharing the stage with Cape Town soprano, Beverley Chiat, and pianist, Christopher Duigan, at two special Christmas concerts.

      Music-lovers can look forward to an evening of readings, carols and seasonal music at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, December 20, and at St Agnes Church in Kloof at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, December 21.

      Cock will entertain the audience with his humorous selections of seasonal stories, readings and anecdotes and Chiat will sing 'Ave Maria', 'Panis Angelicus' and 'O Holy Night'. The together they will lead the audiences in the singing of carols with Duigan at the piano. 

      Booking for the Kloof event can be done through the church at 031 764 2037 or via email at booking@musicrevival.co.za.  Tickets are R130.

      To book for the Tatham concert send an email to booking@musicrevival.co.za or SMS 083 417 4473.  Tickets are R150.


      EINE KLEINE ‘POP’ MUSIK

      Christopher Duigan  with the 'Gypsy Strings' Quartet
      EINE KLEINE  ‘POP’ MUSIK
      Thursday 24 November 7:30 pm  
      St Agnes Church, Kloof  

      TICKETS: R100
      Book at St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037 or booking@musicrevival.co.za

      Players of the ‘Gypsy Strings’ including Ralitza Macheva (leader of the popular Baroque 2000) join Christopher Duigan (piano) in a festive ‘end of year’ concert.   They play their own arrangements for string quartet and piano including:
      ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik’ - Mozart ‘The Blue Danube’ Waltz and ‘Radetsky March’ - Strauss plus ragtime by Scott Joplin,French cafe classics, and tangos including the 'Scent of a Woman" tango 'Por una cabeza', for an entertaining evening. 

      CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN PLAYS LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

      Beethoven's musical output is often conveniently divided into three periods. In the first he uses the language of Viennese classicism established by earlier composers, above all Haydn and Mozart, with the emphasis on clarity, restraint, and balance. In the second period he moves beyond the conventions of classicism and writes with a bolder, more personal tone, often with very powerful surges toward moods of triumph, tragedy and transformation. In the third period, the earlier urgency gives way to moods that have been described by words such as ‘interior’, ‘contemplative’ and ‘visionary’. Christopher Duigan plays three sonatas from the canon of Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas that represent each of these periods: the light-hearted Sonata in F Op 10 No 2, the popular 'Moonlight' Sonata Op 27 no 2 and the Sonata in E Op 109 . Music by German romantic composers, who were highly influenced by Beethoven's legacy, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, complete the selection. 

      THURSDAY 27 October 7:30 pm
      ST AGNES CHURCH, Kloof

      Secure Parking
      Tickets: R100  
      Booking : St Agnes 031 764 2037 or booking@musicrevival.co.za

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      This concert also on Sunday morning  25 September at the Tatham Art Gallery in PIETERMARITZBURG ...

      Christopher Duigan (piano), Junnan Sun (clarinet) and Aristide du Plessis (cello), join forces as the Trio Frontier for a concert at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 11.30 am on Sunday, September 25.

      The programme will include: the Clarinet Sonata by Saint-Saens, Trio Op 11 and Cello Sonata Op 69 by Beethoven, music by Brahms, JS Bach and Bella-Kovacs and the evergreen The Swan from Carnival of the Animals.

      Tickets for the Tatham concert, which is part of the Music Revival series, are R80. Book at Music Revival at 083 417 4473 (sms) or email chris@fotag.co.za
      There is secure parking next to the gallery and Café Tatham will be open from 10am.

      Chopin Dinner Concert at Christopher Duigan's home studio in PIETERMARITZBURG Friday 30 September.  See the KZN Midlands page for details ...

       


       

      the Hilton Arts Festival 16 - 18 September!

      View our KZN Midlands page or www.hiltonfestival.co.za. 


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      Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival in association with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra present  

      KZN Philharmonic play Beethoven in kloof


      with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano), JUNNAN SUN (clarinet) and DANIEL WALSHAW (conductor)
      Thursday 30 June 2016   7:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, Abelia Rd - KLOOF
      Programme includes the Symphony No 2 and Piano Concerto No 3 by Beethoven,  plus the Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

      Tickets: R150 includes refreshments at interval
      BOOKING: St Agnes Church 031 764 2037          

      The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, based in Durban and widely regarded as the premier orchestra on the African continent, will play a superb concert in Kloof in June at St Agnes Church, Kloof.  They orchestra, slightly reduced to 40 players in order to be accommodated in this intimate setting,  play two magnificent works by Ludwig van Beethoven; the youthful, celebratory Symphony No 2 and the Piano Concerto No 3. The concert is presented in association with Christopher Duigan's Music Revival  as part of their monthly concert series staged at the venue.

      Christopher Duigan, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost concert pianists, is the soloist in the piano concerto, one of the composers most noble compositions. American Daniel Walshaw, who also acts as the orchestra's Artistic Administrator,  conducts the orchestra.  Principal Clarinet of the orchestra, Junnan Sun will be the featured  soloist in the serene 'Adagio' from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, as popularised in the film ‘Out of Africa’.  A superb musical experience awaits..

      Tickets for this concert  at the St Agnes Church on Thursday 30 June at 7:30 pm are R150. Booking is essential. To book call St Agnes Church 031 764 2037 or email booking@musicrevival.co.za.

       

      VIOLIN AND PIANO

      Music of Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky with Joanna Frankel (violin) and Christopher Duigan (piano)

      Get ready for some drama this winter concert! Joanna Frankel and Christopher Duigan tackle a grand selection of violin sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven (his dramatic Sonata in C minor op 30) and melancholic violin melodies by Tchaikovsky.

      Joanna Frankel is the concertmaster of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra based in Durban.  Performances in recent months with Christopher Duigan have included those at the JHB International Mozart Festival, the Marriott Classic Music Festival in  Franschhoek, at Bouchard Finlayson in Hermanus and performances  throughout the KZN Midlands region.

      Tuesday 31 May 20167:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, Abelia Rd - KLOOF

      R100 includes refreshments at interval
      Includes music by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky
      BOOKING: St Agnes Church 031 746 2037  or booking@musicrevival.co.za

       

       

      FRIENDS OF MUSIC, Durban present
      David Salleras – (Spain) Saxophone with Christopher Duigan –  Piano

      Christopher Duigan is a Steinway artist and a leading South African concert pianist. His collaboration with Salleras on the concert stage and recording studio dates back to 20012.

      David Salleras is regarded as one of the world's leading contemporary classical saxophone players. He has attracted international attention through his fluency in a variety of musical styles.  

      Music by  IIturralde • Morricone • Duigan • Salleras • Matitia • Piazzola

      The programme includes a selection of original compositions by Christopher Duigan fromINDIGO and the new CD MIDNIGHT BLUE which is to be launched at this concert.

      TUESDAY March 15 at 19h30
      Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban.

       

      KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Season 2016  presents Concert 5   
      Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede St - Durban

      March 17 2016 :  7:30pm

      Conductor:  James Ross
      Soloist:  David Salleras (saxophone)
      Soloist : Christopher Duigan (piano)
      Soloist : Stephane Pechaux (percussion)
      Gershwin : American in Paris
      Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue
      Yoshimatsu : Saxophone Concerto, op. 59, “Cyber Bird”
      Gershwin : Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture

      TICKETS: COMPUTICKET or   KZN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 031 3699438

       


      The MUSIC OF CHOPIN & LISZT
      Thursday 25 FEBRUARY at 7:30 pm  
      St Agnes Church, Kloof
      Secure parking

      Tickets R100 includes refreshments.
      Booking is essential for catering purposes :  ST AGNES CHURCH 031 7462037  or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms)  or
      booking@musicrevival.co.za.

      Christopher Duigan plays a magnificent selection of music by two of the greatest Romantic poet virtuosos of the piano; Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. Duigan includes a selection of music including the popular Ballade No 3, Waltz in A minor, 3 Etudes from Op. 10 by Chopin with a selection of music by Liszt including the beguiling Concert-Etude ‘Un sospiro’.

       


       

      The KZN Philharmonic Play Mozart in Kloof!

      Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
      KZN Philharmonic Orchestra to play Mozart in Kloof
      Thursday 28 January 7:30 pm
      St Agnes, Kloof

      Booking Essential - St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037

      The celebrated KZN Philharmonic Orchestra play for the opening concert of Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival monthly concert series next Thursday 28 January in Kloof.  This magnificent all-Mozart programme will see the orchestra playing in a chamber format, without conductor, in the atmospheric St Agnes Church in Abelia Road.  The programme features Concertmaster and popular soloist Joanna Frankel (violin) in the Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major and Christopher Duigan (piano) in the Piano Concerto No. 12.  Both works are scored for strings with oboes and French horns.   Completing the  programme is Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 and  the evergreen serenade ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'.

      Tickets for this unique concert that sees the orchestra on a regional excursion to Kloof are R120 including refreshments at interval. Booking is essential as places are limited.  To book call Wendy at St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037.  There is secure parking.  The concert starts at 7:30 pm on Thursday 28 January. 


       

      LA MUSICA DELL’ITALIANO
      A GALA OPERA CONCERT  WITH A SEASONAL TOUCH

      To celebrate the coming festive season, the Italian Consulate General of Johannesburg and the Italian Institute of Culture in collaboration with the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery and Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival present two gala opera performances to remember:

      Sunday 13th December
      Durban - the Italian Club, 5:00pm

      Monday 14th December
      Pietermaritzburg - Tatham Art Gallery, 7:30pm

      Entrance is free for both events.

      LA MUSICA DELL’ITALIANO includes a feast of Italian operatic highlights, duets and ensembles from La Boheme, Barber of Seville, La Traviata and other operas, plus music by Leoncavallo, Puccini, Mozart and Verdi. An additional element of seasonal Christmas music will also be included.

      Featured in this gala event are Cape Town-based soloists Beverly Chiat (soprano) and Violina Anguelov (mezzo-soprano). Both graduates of UCT Opera School, Chiat and Anguelov have maintained busy careers on major opera stages and as sought-after oratorio soloists with major orchestras nationally.

      Standard Bank Young Artist for Music 2014, baritone Njabulo Madlala, based in London, joins them on stage, together with tenor Sipho Fubesi, a graduate of UCT and the Royal Northern College of Music with an international career. The singers are supported and accompanied by acclaimed musical director and pianist Christopher Duigan.

      Entrance is free but booking is essential.
      Booking for the Durban performance:   RSVP to the Italian Institute of Culture iicpretoria@esteri.it  
      Alternatively: Honorary Consulate of Italy in Durban  083/456 0131

      Booking for the Pietermaritzburg performancebooking@musicrevival.co.za
      Alternatively: Tatham Art Gallery Shop  033/392 2828 (between 10am and 4pm Tuesday to Friday only)

       


      'CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS' WITH RICHARD COCK


      Enjoy a traditional Christmas gathering with carols, words and song with 'Carols for Christmas' with Richard Cock   This traditional Christmas gathering offers an ideal opportunity to join family and friends in the seasonal spirit. South Africa's music maestro Richard Cock has become known as 'Mr Music' through his generous and friendly manner of bringing people together, uplifting spirits, sharing the joy of music.   In this special event Richard Cock is not only host for the evening, but will lead the audience in singing favourite Carols, present readings, both sacred and secular, and will also sing his favourite popular Christmas songs! He will encourage the audience, in his own generous way, to raise the roof  in the singing of carols.  Additional musical delights will be provided by pianist Christopher Duigan and one of South Africa’s rising stars on the musical horizon, Cape Town  tenor  Lukhanyo Moyake  who sings 'O Holy Night’ and other religious material.

      THURSDAY  10 DECEMBER    
      7:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, KLOOF
      TICKETS: R120   include refreshments at interval  
      Booking - St Agnes Church, Kloof  031 764 2037 or  email booking@musicrevival.co.za  
      Secure Parking  

      Also on ...
      WEDNESDAY  9 DECEMBER - Amber Valley    Amber Valley Residents and their guests only.
      FRIDAY  11 DECEMBER    7:30 pm Church of the Ascension, HILTON


      I WANT TO BE IN OPERA
      Two superb voices gather for a glamorous evening at various venues in KZN. Celebrated mezzo Violina Anguelov is joined by long-time colleague Beverley Chiat (soprano) in a superb and entertaining selection of opera duets and arias. They have delighted audiences nation-wide together for many years.  Expect spectacular performances from ‘Carmen’, La Boheme’, ‘Rigoletto’, ‘La Traviata’, folk songs,  and several comic moments (including the ‘ Cat Duet’) in this beautifully styled and created programme. Christopher Duigan accompanies at the piano.
      Thursday 26 November  at 7:30 pm
      St Agnes, Kloof  
      R100 includes refreshments  
      Booking: St Agnes Booking 031 764 2037


      Also on ..
      Friday 27 November at 7:30 pm 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone    MUSIC REVIVAL’S 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY
      Wednesday 25 November at 7:00pm - Amber Valley   Amber Valley Residents and their guests only.

      Accommodation generously sponsored by Fountains B&B

       


       

       

       

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      CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES - Christopher Duigan (piano)  Thursday 30 July 7:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, Kloof

      Duigan’s performance  titled  'Classical Masterpieces'  includes WA Mozart’s  popular Piano Sonata in A major 'Alla turca’, music by Johannes Brahms, FJ  Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven's  Piano Sonata op 31 ‘The Tempest’ . This sonata was supposedly inspired by Shakespeare's  play of the same name, according to  Beethoven’s  biographer and secretary Anton Schindler. It is also known as 'Der Sturm' or 'The Storm'.    It s widely acknowledged as one of Beethoven’s great masterpieces.  Duigan, regarded os one of South Africa’s versatile and prolific  concert pianists, is a Steinway Artist and has maintained a busy schedule of concerts, recitals and concerto performances nationally for more than 24 years.

       

      A GRAND SOIREE! A ONCE-OFF MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
      THURSDAY 25 JUNE    7:30PM  
      ST AGNES, KLOOF

      Spanish virtuoso David Salleras (saxophone) returns to Kloof for the launch of the much-anticipated CD of original music from Christopher Duigan, INDIGO. With Christopher Duigan at the piano  he plays selections from their CD, INDIGO in addition to world music from Spain and Argentina, plus film music.  Star Durban-born soprano Bronwen Forbay and The Lonestar Vocal Quartet from Texas, USA sing Brahms’ Liebesliederwalzer and music by Lehar and Strauss in the other half of the concert. Bronwen is joined by Jamie Van Eyck (mezzo), Randall Amsted (tenor),  Christian Bester (baritone) and Kaju Lee (piano) .  Dont miss this  extraordinary double-bill!


      TOGETHER AGAIN JAMES GRACE AND CHRISTOPHER  DUIGAN     Acclaimed SA musicians Christopher  Duigan and James Grace will be joining forces once again to create a unique evening of music. Both are noted for the individual profiles they enjoy on major concert stages as well as on-air playlists (ClassicFM and Fine Music Radio). 

      Their programme together however includes many of their own duo arrangements and improvisations on pop melodies, jazz standards,  Latin milongas and Spanish classics. Their session this time will  include Over The Rainbow, Fields of Gold, Angel, plus Spain, La Vida Breve, Libertango and individual guitar and piano solos.   Duigan’s own composition, Indigo, a favourite at any Duigan and Grace concert, will complete the programme.

      GATEWAY, Umhlanga
      TUESDAY 26 MAY
       L'Apertivo Venue
       9 Aurora Drive  (Behind Royal Palm Hotel)

      KLOOF
      THURSDAY 28 MAY 




      PIANOLOGY : MUSIC REVIVAL'S AUTUMN  SERIES 
      A FINE CHOICE OF PIANO FAVOURITES; A JUNCTION WHERE POPULAR AND CLASSICAL MUSIC MEET.
      With Christopher Duigan - piano.

      This superb selection, including of many of the worlds most loved melodies, offers insight into a unique intersection where popular and classical music meet in the concert hall.  Christopher Duigan gleans from his vast and varied repertoire  classical compositions that show  influence of popular music, and  popular piano music  written for a concert pianist!  From classics rooted in folk dances (Chopin’s Mazurkas and Polonaise), unashamedly  popular melodies  (Beethoven's Fur Elise, Handel's Harmonious  Blacksmith and Liszt’s Liebestraume),  to Spanish Romances, English Country Gardens, Dizzy Fingers, the evergreen Nola, and The Warsaw Concerto.  A fascinating and entertaining mix that is not to be missed.

      Kloof, St Agnes Church - Thursday 30 April 7:30 pm




      Durban Girls College in association with Christopher Duigan's MUSIC REVIVAL present

      JONNA FRANKEL (VIOLIN)  WITH CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO)
      In a programme of music by Mozart,  Gershwin,  Elgar, Ravel and Ginastera. 
      Prelude Performers from DGC Music Department

      Thursday 23 April at 7:30 pm
      The New Functions  Room  at Durban Girls College


      A graduate of the famed Julliard School of Music in New York, Frankel  currently divides her time between her role as concert-master of  South Africa's premier Concert Orchestra and  obligations as part of  Carnegie Hall's Young Artists programme "The Academy' in New York.  Duigan,  a familiar name in South African concert circuit, and in particular in KZN due to his groundbreaking work as piano and concert entrepreneur, holds the rare honor of being selected as a Steinway Artist (one of six pianists in South African history)  and one of the most prolific concert pianists in South Africa.

       

       

      Tango Night
      Stanislav Angelov (accordion)  and Christopher Duigan (piano)
      THURSDAY 26 MARCH 7:30 PM   
      ST AGNES, KLOOF

      An exciting and fun evening of tangos, bossa-nova and more for  the unsual combination of accordion and piano.   Christopher Duigan is joined by Stanislav Angelov (accordion),  leader of the renowned  Cape Town Tango Ensemble and a graduate  of the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He has performed regularly with Duigan in an innovative series of events that stems from their highly creative collaboration.  The programme will  include popular tangos 'La Cumparsita', 'Por Una Cabeza' ( as used in the film ‘Scent of a Woman’), music by Piazzolla and original compositions by both performers  in a fun evening of toe-tapping music!

       

      THE MUSIC OF CHOPIN,
      Thursday 26 February at 7:30 pm at St Agnes, Abelia Road in Kloof

      Music Revival presents THE MUSIC OF CHOPIN, the second Kloof Classic concert for the year which presented in the last Thursday of each month at St Agnes Church in Kloof. Christopher Duigan plays music from the Polish-born poet of the piano, Frederic Chopin.  This selection includes many of the composers most celebrated compositions including the ‘Raindrop’ Prelude,’ Revolutionary’ and ‘Black Key‘ Etudes,  Grande Valse Brilliante in E-flat, ‘Minute’ Waltz and 'Heroic’ Polonaise  in A-flat Op 53.  Duigan, regarded as one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists and a Steinway Artist,  has performed  much of Chopin’s repertoire in numerous concert performances  and developed an affinity with the composer’s unique pianistic style. He was invited to play two programmes of music by Chopin in four performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2010 on the 200th anniversary of the composers birth.

      The MUSIC OF CHOPIN with Christopher Duigan (piano) is set  for Thursday 26 February at 7:30 pm at the St Agnes Church, Abelia Road in Kloof. Tickets are R100 which includes refreshments.  Booking is preferred.  Call St Agnes Church Tel 031 764 2037 or email  booking@musicrevival.co.za.  Visit www.musicrevival.co.za  for more. 

      THE VIOLIN IN CONCERT
      ST AGNES CHURCH KLOOF
      THURSDAY 29 JANUARY 7:30 pm

       

      Music Revival presents the first Kloof Classic concert for the year, presented in the last week of each month at St Agnes Church in Kloof. In a varied selection the highly regarded international concert violinist, Juilliard graduate and popular Concert Master of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, Joanna Frankel, partners Christopher Duigan in a programme of exciting and beguiling compositions. Included are two rarely performed works by WA Mozart and the ‘Sonata' by Maurice Ravel which includes a strong ’jazz and blues' influence. This jazz inspiration is also seen in selections from Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess' transcribed by Heifetz.  Also in the program are exciting rhythms by South American Alberto Ginastera which contrast with the  vivacious virtuosity as heard in Sarasate’s  ‘Carmen' Fantasy, a series of improvisations were the violin takes centre stage in music based on popular melodies from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.

      The VIOLIN IN CONCERT with Joanna Frankel (violin) with Christopher Duigan (piano) is set  for Thursday 29 JANUARY at 7:30 pm at the St Agnes Church, Abelia Road in Kloof. Tickets are R100  which includes refreshments.  Booking is preferred.  Call St Agnes Church Tel 031 764 2037 or email  booking@musicrevival.co.za.  Visit www.musicrevival.co.za  for more.
       

      'CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS'
      Enjoy a traditional Christmas gathering with carols, words and song when 'Carols for Christmas' with Richard Cock   This traditional Christmas gathering offers an ideal opportunity to join family and friends in the seasonal spirit. South Africa's music maestro Richard Cock has become known as 'Mr Music' through his generous and friendly manner of bringing people together, uplifting spirits through the joy of music.   In this special event Richard Cock is not only host for the evening, but will lead the audience in singing favourite Carols, present readings, both sacred and secular, and will also sing his favourite popular Christmas songs! He will encourage the audience, in his own generous way, to raise the roof  in the singing of carols. This will be accompanied by the organ played by Christopher Cockburn.  Additional musical delights will be provided by pianist Christopher Duigan and 'star' soprano Bongiwe Madlala  who sings 'O Holy Night’ and other religious material.

      CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS
      with Richard Cock, Bongiwe Madlala ( soprano), Christopher Duigan (piano) and Christopher Cockburn (organ) 
      TUESDAY 9 DECEMBER    7:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, KLOOF
      TICKETS: R100   include refreshments at interval
      Booking - St Agnes Church, Kloof  031 764 2037 or  email booking@musicrevival.co.za
      Secure Parking     

       

      A GRAND SOIREE
      Celebrating Music Revival's 17th Birthday

      with James Grace (guitar), The KZNPO Principals String Quartet and Christopher Duigan (piano) 
      Boccherini -  Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet,  Brahms - Quintet in F minor for String Quartet and Piano,  Chopin - Romanza from Piano Concerto No 1

      THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER    7:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, KLOOF
       

       CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO) AND DAVID SALLERAS (SAXOPHONE)

      Saturday 1st November 2014  7:30pm 
      Howard College Theatre, UKZN - Durban
      R120 (includes snacks and wine at interval) 
      Booking: Ian Vowles - 031 266 2709 (mornings only) or Steve Phaup - 083 799 7744
      The Rotary Club of Westville is a proud supporter of Headway-Natal

      An entertaining performance of music from the concert hall, tango dance floor and world music stages and a great deal of fun!  Steinway pianist, CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN is joined by DAVID SALLERAS on saxophone for this annual fund-raising event . Salleras, resides in Barcelona -Spain and will join Duigan in a concert of music with 'world music' influences from Spain, Greece and South America, and their own original material. HEADWAY-NATAL is  a non-profit organization specializing in the rehabilitation and support for acquired brain injured survivors as well as stroke victims and their families.

      AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE
      Federico Freschi (baritone) with Christopher Duigan (piano)  and guests  James Grace (guitar) and David Salleras (saxophone)
      FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER  7:30 pm
      St Agnes Church, KLOOF

      An unbetable election of artists and a super selection of music in one bumper concert  is on the cards for the next in the St Agnes Kloof Concert Series. This Spanish, Latin and Italian mix of popular music in one concert brings together  'friends forever ' Federico Freschi (baritone) and James Grace (guitar) , long-standing musical partners of pianist Christopher Duigan.  Residing in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively they are joined by Spanish  virtuoso  David Salleras (saxophone) in this dynamic production.  The musicians are all taking part in The Witness Hilton Arts Festival  which starts the same day and this performance offers Kloof audiences a sneak preview! 

      A sought after vocalist on many of South Africa's top concert and opera stages, Freschi sings Neapolitan songs including 'O sole mio' and 'Santa Lucia' accompanied by James Grace on the mandolin.  In 'Granada' he teams up with Salleras whose accompanying improvisations bring authentic Spanish flavour. Grace and Duigan play a selection from their popular ' Together Again' programme including Duigan's popular 'Indigo' as heard in their recent St Agnes performance. They join Salleras in the flamenco inspired 'La Fiesta' and 'Spain'. An unbeatable selection played by four outstanding performers.