Spanish saxophonist, David Salleras, and ‘Maritzburg pianist, Christopher Duigan, to perform national tour

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Christopher Duigan (left) and David Salleras. Photo: Val Adamson

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 13th Streets 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

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