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

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Enjoy the KZNPO’s symphony to the suburbs at St Agnes Church, Kloof

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

Award-winning theatre on offer in the SA Women’s Arts Fest at the Playhouse

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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

KZN Philharmonic’s ‘Royal Symphony’ to delight with programme of West End musical melodies 

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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

Classy entertainment in store at the 2017 Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg

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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

Enjoy a weekend of magical music at Michaelhouse in the KZN Midlands

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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