RUBEN LORENZO - paino

RUBEN LORENZO - paino

Tatham Art Gallery (map)

Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery in association with Music Revival present

Ruben Lorenzo - piano
Thursday 19 October 7:30 pm
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg

Tickets: R120
BOOKING: chris@fotag.co.za or Bryony at Tatham Art Gallery (mornings only) 033 392 2825

Secure parking
Cash Bar for FOTAG Funds

 

PROGRAMME
Faubourgs - F. Mompou

Sevilla (from the 1st “Suite Española”)
Tango (from “España”)
Oriental (from “Cantos de España”)
Malagueña (from “España”)
Castilla (from the 1st “Suite Española”)
Triana (from “Iberia”)
- I.Albéniz

Fantasy in D minor KV397 - W.A. Mozart
Fantasy and Variations on "Au clair de la lune" op.48- M. Clementi
Spanish Rhapsody (Folias from España and Jota Aragonesa) - F. Liszt
Music by P. Soler (1729-1783),  P. R. Anglés (1730-1816)

 

RUBEN LORENZO

"[...] an exciting suspense novel! [...] the confluence of this Lorenzo, this Steinway, and this nice recital hall gave us this unique revelation."

This is how Douglas McNair described in the Chamber Music Today Ruben Lorenzo's performance at the Carnegie Hall of New York, in December 2007, with the interpretation of the renowned Betic Fantasy by Manuel de Falla, which immersed the journalist for the first time, as he stated, in the microtonalism that Falla himself had intentionally sought in his piece.

Spanish pianist, was born in Zaragoza where he studies with Julieta Bel (Piano and Chamber Music Honor Award) and later in Madrid with Pedro Espinosa, Josep Colom and G. Fernández Álvez. He temporary lives in London where he continues his studies with Nariné Arootuinian (Royal Academy of Music) and Louis Kentner (Yehudi Menuhin School). His intense concert activity for more than 30 years has led him to act in prestigious venues in different countries in Europe, Asia and America, including the Franz Liszt Hall of Budapest, Villa Louvigny Theatre in Luxembourg, the Salle Cortot of Paris, Simon Bolivar Amphitheater in Mexico, the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) of New York or the Lee Hysan Concert Hall of Hong Kong, among others.

Numerous reviews have always highlighted his elegance, beauty of sound and communication skills in the musical discourse, as well as the virtuosity in his performance. In the beginning, Eduardo Fauquié wrote of him: “[...] he came to demonstrate that he already is a great pianist.” “[...] a pianist of great essence.” and more recently: “[...] one of the most chilling and emotive piano performances one remembers.” (Luis Alfonso Bes, Heraldo de Aragon). German critics write: A commendable performance hats-off to the soloist! (Katrin Seidel, “Leipziger Volkzeitung” 1995) and in France – “[...] the Spanish pianist became an ambassador of his country’s musical heritage” (J.Lukas, La Terrasse Nov. 2007)

With a vast repertoire played in concert, over the last few years, he has performed numerous recitals based on specific themes. It is especially important to emphasize the premiere in Spain of the premiere of the four volumes of Makroskosmos by George Crumb, a reference work in the art of contemporary piano. He has recorded 9 CDs with works by Granados, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Liszt, Gottschalk, and several contemporary and Spanish composers.

Between 2008 and 2009 addresses the Beethoven's 32 Complete Piano Sonatas with the pianist Mario Monreal, within the cycle of “Pilar Bayona Great Soloists” in the Auditorium of Zaragoza besides renowned concert halls in Paris, London and Strasbourg.

In 2014, he made his third tour in China playing Spanish, European and Chinese music, and a tour in several countries from South America.

In 2015, he performed during the closing concert of a series of concerts in homage to the renowned Spanish pianist Pilar Bayona.

 

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

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.