Magnificent classical music concerts in Kloof and Pietermaritzburg

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Christopher Duigan will be performing his favourite classical compositions in a special concert at the Tatham Art Gallery on January 29. Photo: Val Adamson

TO celebrate the start of Music Revival’s 20th year presenting classical music concerts, Christopher Duigan will be performing his favourite masterpieces at St Agnes Church in Kloof at 7.30 pm on Thursday, January 26 and at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg at 3 pm on Sunday, January 29.

These uplifting and boldly positive compositions have formed a major part of the Maritzburg-based pianist’s repertoire over the past two decades.

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 KwaZulu-Natal, in Johannesburg and the Cape Winelands. These musical events range from home soirees to major festivals and symphony concerts.

The My Favourite Magnificent Classics programme includes: George Frederic Handel’s Chaconne in G HWV 435 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s exhilarating ‘Waldstein’ Sonata op 53 – one of his most iconic and revered compositions.

Duigan will also play Claude Debussy’s 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; one of the composer’s boldest compositions and one which gives voice to a nation’s cry for freedom following the Russian invasion of Poland of 1831.

Tickets for My Favourite Magnificent Classics at the Tatham Art Gallery are R80. For the concert at St Agnes Church tickets cost R100. Booking is preferred via email at chris@fotag.co.za or by sending an SMS or Whatsapp message to Music Revival at 083 417 4473.

  • Cafe Tatham will be open from 10 am and for lunch. Bookings for lunch essential at 033 342 8327. Secure parking is available next to the gallery.
  • At 11 am the Tatham Art Gallery will host the opening of the exhibition ‘Faye Spencer: Departures’.
  • Duigan will also be performing his My Favourite Magnificent Classics programme at Amber Valley in Howick on Wednesday, January 25 and as a dinner soiree in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, January 27.

For more information on all these concerts see www.musicrevival.co.za

BOOK FOR THE CLASSICAL MUSIC SOIREE

A dinner soiree of Christopher Duigan’s My Favourite Magnificent Classics will take place at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive Athlone on Friday, January 27. Tickets are R200 including dinner from 6.30 pm. Dinner guests should please bring their own wine.

Booking is essential via email at chris@fotag.co.za or by sending an SMS or Whatsapp message to Music Revival at 083 417 4473.

Book a table for 4 or more or join others 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 approximately 7.45 pm.

Secure parking is available at the venue.

Please include contact names and numbers in all email and telephone bookings

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