Tatham Art Gallery to host a special concert to celebrate women in song


Emma Farquharson

THE Tatham Art Gallery, in Pietermaritzburg, will be celebrating women in song in a special concert at 7.30 pm on Friday, September 20.

Featuring the talents of Emma Farquharson, Erin Fourie, Audrey Mbuyazi and Nozuko Teto the concert is being presented by the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag) and Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival.

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

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Christopher Duigan.

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

Enjoy a weekend of glorious classical music in Franschhoek

DURING one weekend of music-making in May, those in and around the scenic and historic town of Franschhoek will have the chance to indulge in a series of concerts in the NG Church and the Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine. Continue reading

Guitarist, James Grace, to perform in Pietermaritzburg and Kloof


James Grace will be performing three concerts in KwaZulu-Natal in February. Photo: Supplied

POPULAR Cape Town-based guitarist, James Grace, will be performing in three Music Revival concerts in Kloof and Pietermaritzburg this month.

Grace, who recently performed with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in Kirstenbosch to more than 7 000 people, will join forces with pianist, Christopher Duigan, for the recitals at the Tatham Art Gallery at 3 pm on Sunday, February 19, Casa Mexicana at 35 Montgomery Road on Tuesday, February 21 and at St Agnes Church in Kloof on Thursday, February 23. Continue reading

Fabulous feast of music in Franschhoek


The Charl du Plessis Trio.

FOR the past 14 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 continues that tradition of excellence.

During one weekend of music-making from October 21 to October 23, those in and around the scenic and historic town of Franschhoek will have the chance to indulge in an extraordinary series of concerts in the historic NG Church and the Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine. Continue reading

Free classical music concerts at Hilton Arts Festival


Jonathan Crossley

IF you love the magic of classical music, then don’t miss two free concerts at the Hilton Arts Festival in the Hilton College chapel on September 17 and September 18.

Maritzburg pianist Christopher Duigan will perform The Music of Chopin at 10 am on September 17; and guitarists James Grace and Jonathan Crossley, will perform in the second concert, Two Guitars, at 2 pm on September 18. Continue reading

Christopher Duigan hosts concerts at the Franschhoek Literary Festival

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The Juliet Quartet.

CELEBRATED concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, will be returning to Franschhoek in May to delight classical music fans with a series of concerts at the NG Church, Franschhoek and Cafe Bon Bon.

He will joined by guitarist, James Grace, Tango Ensemble players Stanislav Angelov (accordion) and Petrus de Beer (violin) and the exciting new Juliet Quartet for the concerts which form part of the Franschhoek Literary Festival. Continue reading