Christopher Duigan presents ‘Autumn Rhapsody’ in Pietermaritzburg

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MARITZBURG pianist, Christopher Duigan, will present, Autumn Rhapsody, a programme of music reflecting the current seasonal change, at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, on Friday, June 9 and Sunday, June 11. Continue reading

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800 musos heading to the KZN Midlands for the Michaelhouse Music Festival

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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

Cinema Nouveau to screen Peter Shaffer’s classic play, ‘Amadeus’

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The next National Theatre Live broadcast to screen at Cinema Nouveau is the 2016 National Theatre production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, starring Fresh Meat’s Adam Gillen and Misfit’s Karla Crome as Mozart and his wife, and Game of Throne’s Lucian Msamati as the composer’s great rival Salieri.

The stage production, directed by Michael Longhurst, was filmed live for broadcast into cinemas globally at the National Theatre in London, with orchestral accompaniment by the 30-piece Southbank Sinfonia orchestra.

Opening on Saturday, 4 March there will be for four screenings only. Continue reading

Enjoy a festive year-end concert with Music Revival at St Agnes Church, Kloof

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Ralitza Macheva (violin), who leads the ‘Gypsy Strings’ Quartet with Christopher Duigan (piano), will be performing at Music Revival’s  end of year concert at St Agnes Church in Kloof. Photo: Supplied

WHETHER you love the ragtime tunes of the inimitable Scott Joplin, French Café classics, or a tango or two, there will be something to delight the ear when pianist, Christopher Duigan, takes the stage with the Gypsy Strings Quartet at St Agnes Church, Kloof, at 7.30pm of Thursday, November 24. Continue reading

Opera stars, Sibongile Mngoma and Sandile Mabaso, to delight audiences in Joburg

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Sibongile Mngoma.

TWO of the shining lights of the South African opera scene – Sibongile Mngoma (soprano) and Sandile Mabaso (tenor) –  will be performing in the main hall of the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, at 7 pm on July 28.

The duo will be performing arias and duets from the world’s most beautiful operas. Sigongile will be singing arias from Puccini’s La Boheme and Tosca and Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutti; while Sandile will be singing from Massenet’s Manon and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amour. They will be accompanied by Marten van Wyk on piano.

Tickets for the Opera Duo concert are R120 (concessions R80) at http://www.webtickets.co.za. Proceeds from this concert will be used to upgrade the music department. Continue reading