Music Revival returns to PMB

2020-01-15 06:00
Christopher Duigan (right) teams up with long term collaborator James Grace for his Music Revival. PHOTO: supplied

Christopher Duigan (right) teams up with long term collaborator James Grace for his Music Revival. PHOTO: supplied

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ELEPHANT and Co, in association with Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival, presents the second of the soirees at the Athlone Circle Mall. This follows on the outstanding success of the first soiree, that took place at the end of December 2019, which combined a classic concert and fine dining.

The second event will be held on Thursday, January 23 at 6.30 pm. Tickets for the evening are R350. Booking is essential as space is limited. To reserve your table send an e-mail tohello@elephantandco.co.za or call 033 342 4813.

On Sunday, January 26, the Music Revival will be at the Tatham­ Art Gallery from 11.30 am. Tickets are R80 and there is secure parking. Booking is preferred — to book e-mail booking@musicrevival.co.za or SMS Music Revival to 083 417 4473.

For his January programme, Duigan teams up with long term collaborator James Grace, who studied at the Royal College of Music in London as a Foundation Scholar with Carlos Bonell. Upon graduating, Grace became the first guitarist in the history of the college to receive the Tagore Gold Medal, an annual award presented to the most outstanding student.

After spending two years in Doha, in the Arabian State of Qatar, where he taught guitar at an International Music Centre, Grace returned to South Africa and was appointed Head of Classical Guitar Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Duigan is one of South Africa’s busiest concert artists, giving 100 performances annually. His performances range from those of the core classical repertoire, both as soloist with orchestra and in recital, to new music and music well beyond the classical repertoire. His strong sense of community development is shown in his active promotion of regular Music Revival concerts across KZN and in other parts of the country. These concerts have not only developed new audiences in various communities but also provided performance platforms to many young and aspiring soloists.

In addition, his performances have regularly included his own arrangements, improvisations and compositions.

Duigan’s work as an entrepreneurial musician has attracted international attention for its innovative and groundbreaking approach. His activities have been said to reflect those of a definitive 21st century classical musician.— Supplied

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