BALLITO OPENING CONCERT

BALLITO OPENING CONCERT

Ashton International School (map)

CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN plays CONCERT  CLASSICS
HANDEL
BEETHOVEN
RAVEL
CHOPIN
LISZT
DEBUSSY

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

 

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.

CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN IN CONCERT
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.zaand 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casa Labia : THE SONGS YOU LOVE

Casa Labia : THE SONGS YOU LOVE

Casa Labia - Muizenberg (map)

The second of the Four Seasons Concerts presented by Casa Labia in association with MUSIC REVIVAL and Stringwise Records.

 

THE FOUR SEASONS CONCERT SERIES AT CASA LABIA

Casa Labia in association with Christopher Duigan's Music Revival and James Grace's Stringwise Records presents a new concert series of four concerts through the year at Casa Labia:


THE SONGS YOU LOVE
FRIDAY - 22 SEPTEMBER - 20H00

FEDERICO FRESCHI (BARITONE)
CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO)

 

The ‘Songs you Love’ brings together two of  South Africa's most dynamic performers in 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 Piafand others.  Hit that high-note in this up-beat programme!
 
R150 per person - bookings are essential & payable in advance  (Free seating)
A cash bar will be available & cards are welcome.
Cucina Labia Restaurant will be open for dinner between 18h00 & 20h00.  Booking is essential
For bookings please contact CASA LABIA  on 021 788 6068 or email to events@casalabia.co.za 
 

SEPTEMBER CONCERT - CLASSICS IN CONCERT

SEPTEMBER CONCERT - CLASSICS IN CONCERT

Amber Valley - HOWICK (map)

CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES - SCHUMANN, RAVEL, RACHMANINOFF, BACH

CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO)

For a classical piano recital of masterworks in Music Revivals 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 include  Robert Schumann's 'Kreisleriana', one of composer's 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.

CONCERT DATES
WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER - Amber Auditorium, HOWICK - 7:00 pm  Resident and their guests only.  Booking at Amber Valley Office.

SEPTEMBER CONCERT - CLASSICS IN CONCERT

SEPTEMBER CONCERT - CLASSICS IN CONCERT

St Agnes - KLOOF (map)

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!

 

SEPTEMBER CONCERT -CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES

SEPTEMBER CONCERT -CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES

Casa Mexicana - PIETERMARITZBURG (map)

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.


FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER  '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

• Tickets are R200 including a light meal on offer from 6:30 pm
• Dinner guests should please bring their own wine.
• The venue opens 6:30 pm on Friday and Saturday .
• Bookings of 4 or more have a reserved or join other guests at one of the communal tables.
• For those who wish to attend the concert only the ticket is R120 (including refreshments) with music starting at approx. 7:45 pm.
• Please include your contact numbers in all email and telephone booking

 
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CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES

CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES

Tatham Art Gallery (map)

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.

 

 
SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER - TATHAM ART GALLERY, PIETERMARITZBURG 11:30 am
Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
Booking is preferred : chris@fotag.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp
Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327  - open from 10 am and for lunch. Bookings for lunch essential

SPRING FESTIVAL

SPRING FESTIVAL

A new festival.

SWING INTO SPRING

SWING INTO SPRING

City Hall - PIETERMARITZBURG (map)

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra concert in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall plating Spring Classics

 

Further details to be confirmed.

Southbroom : SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

Southbroom : SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

Riverbend Crocodile Farm - SOUTHBROOM (map)

SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano)

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.

CHOPIN II

CHOPIN II

Casa Mexicana (map)

The End of Month Concert.  

The Music of CHOPIN 2

Christopher Duigan plays a new of music by Fredric Chopin, the follow-up to the publicly  and critically appraised selection presented earlier in the year,

CHOPIN II

CHOPIN II

Tatham Art Gallery (map)

The End of Month Concert.  

The Music of CHOPIN 2

Christopher Duigan plays a new of music by Fredric Chopin, the follow-up to the publicly and critically appraised selection presented earlier in the year,

CHOPIN II

CHOPIN II

Amber Valley - HOWICK (map)

The End of Month Concert.  

The Music of CHOPIN 2

Christopher Duigan plays a new of music by Fredric Chopin, the follow-up to the publicly and critically appraised selection presented earlier in the year,

CHOPIN II

CHOPIN II

St Agnes - KLOOF (map)

The End of Month Concert.  

The Music of CHOPIN 2

Christopher Duigan plays a new of music by Fredric Chopin, the follow-up to the publicly and critically appraised selection presented earlier in the year,

MARRIOTT CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL in FRANSCHHOEK

MARRIOTT CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL in FRANSCHHOEK

Franschhoek Church and Cafe Bon Bon (map)

MARRIOTT CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL in Franschhoek
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October 2017



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 NG Church (Franschhoek) Concerts  are available at  www.webtickets.co.za and the door.  Performance time: (70 mins)
Booking for Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936   

 

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
A TATHAM DAY

A TATHAM DAY

A concert as part of A DAY AT THE TATHAM and opening of  THE FABULOUS PICTURE SHOW EXHIBITION.

NOVEMBER CONCERT

NOVEMBER CONCERT

Amber Valley - HOWICK (map)

The End of Month Concert.  Performers and guests to be announced.

NOVEMBER CONCERT

NOVEMBER CONCERT

St Agnes - KLOOF (map)

The End of Month Concert.  Performers and guests to be announced.

NOVEMBER CONCERT

NOVEMBER CONCERT

Casa Mexicana (map)

The End of Month Concert.  Performers and guests to be announced.

NOVEMBER CONCERT

NOVEMBER CONCERT

Tatham Art Gallery - PIETERMARITZBURG (map)

Artists to be confriemd 

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

St Agnes Church (map)

The annual concert of seasonal music  and carols.  guest and programme to  announced

 

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Amber Valley (map)

The annual concert of seasonal music  and carols.  Guests and programme to  announced

 

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ANNUAL BOUCHARD-FINLAYSON CONCERT

ANNUAL BOUCHARD-FINLAYSON CONCERT

Bouchard Finlayson - HERMANUS (map)

The annual Christmas Charity Concert with Christopher Duigan at Bouchard Finlayson.

Sponsored by the LLoys-Ellis Family.