Guitar haven next week

2009-11-20 00:00

GUITAR afficionadoes are in for a treat on November 24, when the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club hosts Nibs van der Spuy and Pietermaritzburg classical guitarist Peter Tennant at the Red Door.

Van der Spuy has achieved success as a singer-songwriter and guitarist in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He recently returned from a three-week tour of France where he enjoys his biggest international popularity. This will be his third South African tour in six months and he will promote his album A Bird in the Hand, which is steadily gathering a clan of new devotees.

Peter Tennant started learning classical guitar when he was a first-year student, which was “a long time ago”, he says. “I am now about to retire from the classics department at University of KwaZulu-Natal.”

Tennant is largely self-taught, as there were no teachers of classic guitar available when he started. He attended master classes with Ernesto­ Bitetti in the seventies in Cape Town.

He has been considering a performance at the Musicians’ Club for some time and says: “I am looking forward to participating more often now that I’ll have more time to practise.”

Audiences can look forward to music by Sor, Tarrega­, Villa Lobos, Albeniz­ and Dilermando­ Reis.

Nibs van der Spuy will also be performing at Overstone Farm near Fawnleas in the Noodsberg district (near Wartburg) on Sunday at noon.

The audience is invited to take deck chairs and picnics and set up from 11.30 am.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day . Entrance is R60 for adults and R25 for children under 12 years (under-threes are free).

Inquiries: 083 570 1153. Proceeds will go to the Mvoti Aids Centre.


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