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
CHRISTOPHER Duigan’s Music Revival, in association with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, will be hosting an evening of classical music at St Agnes Church in Abelia Road, Kloof, at 7.30 pm on Thursday, August 17. Continue reading
Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix
AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).
Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading
PIANIST, Andrew Warburton (above right), and cellist, Aristide du Plessis, will be performing a free lunch hour concert at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban at 12.20 pm on Monday, July 31. Continue reading
The KZN Philharmonic will be delighting classical music fans at the Royal Symphony concert on June 4. Photo: Supplied
THE magic of the world of Broadway and West End musicals will be recreated in the main arena at the Royal Show when the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra presents Music of the Night: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends at 10 am on Sunday, June 4. Continue reading
Blues legend, Dan Patlansky, will be one of four great acts at the Royal Rock concert on May 27. Also performing will be Locnville, Ard Matthews and the Black Lapels. Photo: Bakkes Images
SOUTH African musicians, Ard Mathews, Dan Patlansky, Locnville and Siphokazi, are among the drawcards at this year’s Royal Agricultural Show concerts, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Music plays a major part in the event, which runs at the Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, June 4. Continue reading
The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic will be performing at the Michaelhouse Music Festival.
Music lovers will be heading to the hills for the third annual Michaelhouse Music Festival, taking place over the month-end April long weekend. The four-day festival kicks off on Freedom day on Thursday, 27 April and concludes on Sunday, 30 April. Continue reading
Rubber Duc will be performing at the Michaelhouse Music Festival.
Music lovers are invited to head to the hills for the third annual Michaelhouse Music Festival, taking place over the month-end April long weekend. The four-day festival kicks off on Freedom Day on Thursday, 27 April and concludes on Sunday, 30 April.
Pietermaritzburg’s very own Idols star and student teacher and last year’s winner of Idols SA season 12, Noma Khumalo, who will be joined by legendary vocalist, Sibongile Khumalo.
Big names that will be performing at the festival are Cape Town based live electronic duo, The Kiffness, Easy Freak (a new Durban-based two-piece performing an eclectic mix of funk/pop/soul/electro and other sounds combined) and Rubber Duc, an independent, fresh, four-piece band.
Also on the bill is Michaelhouse’s very own Pillar Box Red comprising of four pupils.
Ending the festival on a high note will be Africa’s foremost professional orchestra, the KZN Philharmonic led jointly by maestro Richard Cock and Michaelhouse’s William Silk.
For more information like the festival’s Facebook page: Michaelhouse Music Festival, contact the school on 033 234 1000 or log on to www.michaelhouse.org.
Tickets are available to purchase from www.tickethut.co.za/michaelhouse
Handel’s Messiah, which will be staged in the magnificent Playhouse Opera Theatre on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 3pm, promises a feast of beautiful music and stunning costumes and visuals for lovers of this sacred work. Continue reading
The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Photo: Jonathan Burton
BEAUTIFUL music takes, performed by world class musicians, will take centre stage when the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra performs in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Friday, March 24 at 7.30 pm. Continue reading