Sensational music at Hilton Arts Festival

2015-09-03 06:00

THIS year’s Hilton Arts Festival will host two concerts with a collection of classic South African jazz and violin masterpieces performed by local and international musicians, titled “The Best of SA Jazz” and “Violin Favourites”.

Concerts will be organised by Christopher Duigan. Musicians performing in The Best of SA Jazz are Neil Gonsalves on piano­, Bruce Baker on drums, Ildo Nanja on bass and Mike Rossi on saxophone.

They play an introduction to the classic South African repertoire including hit numbers Tsakwe/Royal Blue and Manenberg from Abdullah Ibrahim, Pata and Meadowlands.

The concert features music by Winston Mankunku Ngoni, Duke Makazi, Pat Matshikiza and Bheki Mseleku and will be introduced by Mike Rossi, Professor of Jazz at the University of Cape Town.

Violin Favourites will feature Joanna Frankel and Christopher Duigan. Frankel is a Juilliard graduate and concertmaster of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and has received rave reviews for her classical performances, most notably her concert engagements with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

Classical pianist Duigan is a Steinway artist who has performed extensively with leading South African orchestras, including the KZN Philharmonic, Cape Philharmonic and JHB Philharmonic Orchestras in a repertoire of more than 25 concerts.

The Best of SA Jazz will be presented on Saturday 19 September at 3pm. Violin Favourites will be performed on Sunday, 20 September at 4pm.

Both concerts are 70 minutes long and take place in the chapel. They are free of charge thanks to Marriott’s sponsorship.

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