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MARRIOTT CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN FRANSCHHOEK
FRIDAY 27 - SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017

Tickets for the three NG Church concerts are R120 and can be booked online www.webtickets.co.za and the door.  
Performance time: (70 mins)
Booking for Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936   

Juliet Strings and Clarinet
The Juliet String Quartet and Justin Carter (clarinet)
Friday 27 October  7:30 pm
NG Church, Franschhoek  

Conversations with my Piano
Darius Brubeck (piano) with Christopher Duigan (piano)
Saturday 28 October   11:30 am
NG Church, Franschhoek

GRAND SOIREE: GRAND VOICES
Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano), Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano), Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor)
Saturday 28 OCTOBER 7:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine

The Music of Chopin Vol II
Christopher Duigan (piano)
Sunday 29 October   12:00 noon
NG Church, Franschhoek  

BON BON FINALE
Jazz Date : Darius Brubeck and Friends
Sunday 29 OCTOBER  1:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine

 

Tickets for the three NG Church concerts are R120 and can be booked online www.webtickets.co.za and the door.  
Performance time: (70 mins)
Booking for Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936   


Pianos supplied an prepared for concert by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos.

 

 
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ABOUT


ABOUT


About

 

A TRADITION OF MUSICAL EXCELLENCE

FOR the past 15 years Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival has delighted classical music fans with performances by the best musicians in the country.  

This year’s Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek – which runs from October 27 to October 29– continues that tradition of excellence.

Says festival producer, Duigan: “We strive to include a range of musical styles and genres in the concerts but always with the emphasis on happy working relationships; where the friendship off the stage leads to great enthusiasm, brought together by mutual love of music, onstage.”

The festival gets underway with the Juliet String Quartet and Justin Carter (clarinet) at 7.30 pm on Friday, October 27 in NG Church in Franschhoek.

 The newly-formed and already fêted quartet comprises four of Cape Town’s finest musicians: Annien Shaw and Nicole D’Oliveira (violins), Emile de Roubaix (viola) and Babette Roosenschoon (cello). Well-known for their engaging and varied programmes they are joined by Carter to perform Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581

The String Quartet in C major, Op. 20 no. 2 by Joseph Haydn, Chaconne in G minor (Z 730) by Henry Purcell and ‘Valse drom Lasse’ complete the programme.

The second concert in the NG Church, 'Conversations with my Piano’, will feature international jazz pianist, Darius Brubeck, in a rare offering of solo piano music.

Brubeck is most often heard as the leader of the Darius Brubeck Quartet, or with his brothers, playing the music of their father, legendary pianist Dave Brubeck, in Brubeck plays Brubeck.  

For this concert he will be joined in a musical ‘piano ping pong’ or back and forth by pianist, Duigan, who will play classical and popular solos, improvisations and original material off-setting Brubeck’s jazz offerings. 

This conversational engagement takes place with, and around, the piano on Saturday, October 28 a11.30 am.

At 12 noon on Sunday, October 29, Duigan plays The Music of Chopin Vol II, a follow-up to ‘The Music of Chopin’, which he performed in over 40 concerts nationally and recorded on CD.

The NG Church programme includes a new selection of the Franco-Polish composer’s piano-dominated output, including rustic Polish mazurkas, glittering French waltzes, rhapsodic tales in Ballade and Barcarolle and a set of spell-binding piano etudes.

It continues the unique exploration and presentation of Chopin’s music that Steinway artist, Duigan, has maintained over the last 20 years.  This performance is dedicated to the memory of Ine van der Tak. 

Tickets for the three NG Church concerts are R120 and can be booked online by credit card at via www.webtickets.co.za as well as at Pick and Pay outlets nationwide. Tickets will also be available at the door.

No music festival in Franschhoek would be complete without the famed diner and lunch concerts at La Petite Dauphine.

Kicking things off is Grand Soiree: Grand Voices at 6.30 pm for 7 pm on Satuday, October 28 at Café Bon Bon. This enthralling opera evening will feature three of South Africa’s most prolific voices - Violina Anguelov, who has earned a stellar reputation as SA’s top mezzo-soprano, and husband and wife team, Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano) and Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor) .  

They will sing celebrated arias, duets and songs from ‘Carmen’‘Samson and Delilah’‘La Traviata’‘Turnadot'  and more. Tickets for this very special evening are R550, which includes a three-course meal. To book phone Café Bon Bon at 021 876 3936.

Also at the venue is the Bon Bon Finale at 1 pm on Sunday, October 29. Pianist Darius Brubeck, who makes his second appearance at the festival, will be joined by long-time collaborator and fellowAmerican, Mike Rossi (sax), and other jazz musicians on bass and drums to perform a stylish selection of jazz standards and original numbers.  The concert promises to end the festival on a spectacular note.

Tickets are R450, which includes a three-course meal. To book phone Café Bon Bon at 021 876 3936.

Speaking on behalf of all the participating musicians, Duigan said: “We look forward to seeing many old friends and also showing many new ones why we as artists enjoy the festival as much as the audience.

“Franschhoek is unique, and offers something special for everyone. And we enjoy bringing our own special magic to Franschhoek and being part of the extraordinary ambience the town has to offer for the duration of the weekend.”

  • The Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek is sponsored by Marriott, The Income Specialists. 
  • The festival is presented by Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival and supported by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos
  • For more information contact Music Revival at 083 417 4473 or log on to www.franschhoekclassic.co.za or www.musicrevival.co.za
 

CONCERTS


CONCERTS


Juliet String Quartet with Justin Carter (clarinet)

Juliet String Quartet with Justin Carter (clarinet)

Juliet Strings and Clarinet
The Juliet String Quartet and Justin Carter (clarinet)
Friday 27 October7:30 pm
NG Church, Franschhoek  

We open our festival withe a performance by the Juliet String Quartet.  The newly-formed and already fêted Juliet String Quartet comprises four of the Cape Town Philharmonic’s finest musicians: Annien Shaw and Nicole D’Oliveira (violins), Emile de Roubaix (viola) and Babette Roosenschoon (cello). Well-known for their engaging and varied programmes they are joined by Justin Carter (clarinet) for an incredible treat: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581.  The String Quartet in C major, Op. 20 no. 2 by Joseph Haydn and Chaconne in G minor (Z 730) by Henry Purcell together with ‘Valse drom Lasse’ make up the evening’s musical choices. 

Conversations with my Piano
Darius Brubeck (piano) with Christopher Duigan (piano)
Saturday 28 October   11:30 am
NG Church, Franschhoek

International jazz pianist DariusBrubeck can be heard in a rare offering of solo piano music. Brubeck is most often heard as the leader of the Darius Brubeck Quartet or with his brothers playing music of their father, legendary pianistDave Brubeck, in Brubeck plays Brubeck.  He is joined in a musical ‘piano ping pong’ or back and forth by pianist Christopher Duigan. Duigan spontaneously plays classical and popular solos, improvisations and original material offsetting Brubeck’s jazz offerings in an inspired and unique gathering.  This conversational engagement takes place with, and around, the piano.

 
Christopher Duigan (piano)

Christopher Duigan (piano)

GRAND SOIREE: GRAND VOICES
Saturday 28 OCTOBER 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R550 includes a three-course meal.

Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano) with Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano), Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor) and  Christopher Duigan  (piano). An enthralling opera evening featuring three of South Africa’s most prolific voices.  Violina Anguelov has earned a stellar reputation as SA’s top mezzo-soprano and is join by husband and wife duo Siphamandla Yakupa and Lukhanyo Moyake. They sing celebrated arias, duets and songs from ‘Carmen’, ‘Samson and Delilah’, ‘La Traviata’, ‘Turnadot' and more for an unforgettably grand and glamorous evening.

The Music of Chopin Vol II
Christopher Duigan (piano)
Sunday 29 October   12:00 noon
NG Church, Franschhoek     

In memory of Ine van der Tak

in afollow-up to a presentation titled ‘The Music of Chopin’ whichDuigan has performed in over 40 performances nationally and recorded on CD,  Christopher Duigan turnshis hand to a new selection of the Franco-Polish composer’s piano-dominated output.  Included are rustic Polish mazurkas, glittering French waltzes, rhapsodic tales as set alight in Ballade and Barcarolle and a set of spell-binding piano etudes.  This new selection is debuted at the Marriott FranschhoekClassic Music Festival and sets to continue the unique exploration and presentation of Chopin’s music that Duigan has maintained over the last 20 years. 

Christopher Duigan is a Steinway Artist.

 
Darius Brubeck

Darius Brubeck

BON BON FINALE
Jazz Date Darius Brubeck and Friends
Sunday 29 OCTOBER12:30 for 1:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R450 includes a three-course meal.

In his second performance on this festival weekend pianist Darius Brubeckis joined by collaborator and fellow American Mike Rossi (sax) together with,Jono Sweetman (drums) and Wesley Rustin (bass)   in a stylish selection of jazz standards and original numbers.  Having performed together and crossed manyinternational boundaries as seasoned jazz performers,  this afternoon performance by these giants of jazzbrings the final curtain down of the festival weekend on a spectacular note.

 

Tickets for the NG Church Concerts are R120.
Tickets are available at  www.webtickets.co.za and the door.    
Performance time: (70 mins)

Booking for Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936   

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