Pianist gets personal at revival

2019-11-27 06:01
Pianist Christopher Duigan will bring his music revival to audiences in Pieter­maritzburg and Howick.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Pianist Christopher Duigan will bring his music revival to audiences in Pieter­maritzburg and Howick.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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PIANIST Christopher Duigan is set to present an entertaining and varied choice of his personal favourites for his November concert series entitled My Favourite Things, set to be performed in Pietermaritzburg and Howick over the end of November and early December.

The concerts in Pietermaritzburg will be held on Saturday, November 30, from 7.30 pm at Casa Mexicana on 35 Montgomery Drive in Athlone; and at the Tatham Art Gallery on Sunday, December 1, from 11.30 am.

The pianist will also be in Howick on Thursday, November 28, from 7 pm in the Amber Auditorium at a concert open to Amber residents and their guests only.

“This compilation brings together many musical threads across a multitude of genres,” said Duigan, adding that it is a series of reflections on a multi-faceted concert pianist’s career.

“The programme will be presented loosely in mini-themes — such as ‘Composers I love to play’ and ‘The most compelling music I know’ — and the selection includes bold contrasts of melody, rhythm and harmony.

“This pianistic ‘tour de force’ also traverses the music of ragtime king Scott Joplin, and swaggers through a dollop of sultry South American tango, both Brazilian and Argentine,” said Duigan.

From the classical repertoire he includes Mozart’s Turkish Rondo, Rachmaninoff’s celebrated Prelude in C-sharp minor, music by Ravel, Beethoven, Chopin, and Schumann.

From the “not so classical” volumes he plays Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag and The Easy Winners, Joseph Lamb’s Frog Legs Rag, La Cumparsita, and tangos by Julian Plaza.

Booking for all events can be done via e-mail at booking@musicrevival.co.za or you can send Music Revival (by SMS or WhatsApp) to 083 417 4473.

Tickets range from R150 to R80.

Secure parking is available and seating is unreserved.

Include your contact numbers in all e-mail bookings.

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