Catch Christopher Duigan in Ballito performing ‘Songs my mother taught me’

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THE second concert in Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival series in Ballito, titled ‘Songs my Mother Taught Me’, will take place at Grace Hall, Ashton International College, Albertina Way, Ballito, at 3 pm on Sunday, October 15. Continue reading

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SWING INTO SPRING with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and the waltzes of Johann Strauss!

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A bouquet of beautiful music will be presented to local audiences when ‘Swing into Spring’ comes to Pietermaritzburg City Hall, a city renowned for its rich floral and gardening heritage, on Friday, October 13 at 7.30 pm, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Bringing to life a magnificent selection of music that celebrates and uplifts with tones of spring, new energy and rebirth, will be the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. Continue reading

Baroque 2000 celebrate 20 years of making music in KZN

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BAROQUE 2000 is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a concert in the Victoria Hall at Maritzburg College at 7.30 pm on Saturday, October 7, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

The Baroque 2000 in their 20th Year concert is part of a new Spring Festival, hosted by Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival, which runs at different venues in the city from Friday, October 6 to Friday, October 13. Continue reading

Fabulous new festival to celebrate 20 years of Music Revival in ‘Maritzburg

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FOR the past 20 years Music Revival has been bringing the best classical performers to Pietermaritzburg – and to celebrate this special anniversary its founder, pianist, Christopher Duigan, is hosting a special Spring Festival in the city., writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Running from Friday, October 6 to Friday, October 13 at different venues, the festival represents a flavour of all he has tried to achieve with his concert series over the past two decades. Continue reading

Violinist Joanna Frankel to perform with Baroque 2000 in Mariannhill

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JOANNA Frankel, formerly concertmaster of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform with  Baroque 2000 at their September 3 concert at the Church of the Monastery, Mariannhill.

Frankel, now concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio, is the soloist in Locatelli’s Violin Concerto Op3 No 12, known as the ‘Harmonic Labyrinth’.

The programme, which starts at 11.30 am, includes another two works by the same composer: the Concerto a 4 “Il pianto d’Arianna” Op7 No6 and his Introduzione Op4 Nno1, and Castrucci’s Concerto Grosso Op3 No.6.
Tickets are R150 at the door, parking is safe and free, and the Monastery tea garden will be open.  For more information phone Michel at 082 303 5241 or email sursouth@iafrica.com

Magical music in Kloof and ‘Maritzburg

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VIOLINIST, Joanna Frankel, returns to St Agnes Church in Kloof at 7.30 pm on Thursday, August 31, for a violin and piano recital, following her spectacular Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performance in the recent KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at the same venue.

She will also be performing at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 3 pm on Sunday, September 3. Continue reading