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Thursday, March 10, 2016


(Christopher Duigan & David Salleras)

Friends of Music’s next recital features internationally acclaimed saxophonist from Spain, David Salleras, and leading South African concert pianist, Christopher Duigan.

Salleras is regarded as one of world’s leading contemporary classical saxophone players. His flexibility and knowledge of multiple musical genres, coupled with his unique ideas, has resulted in a highly successful international career.

However, his partnership with Steinway artist and leading South African concert pianist, producer and impresario Christopher Duigan has focused on something quite different; Duigan’s own original music for saxophone and piano which Salleras sees as a valuable contribution to the saxophone repertoire.  

The dynamic duo will play items from their highly commended CD Indigo as well as Pequeña Czardas and Suite Hellènique by Pedro Iturralde, Nella fantasia by Ennio Morricone, The Devil’s Rag by J Mattia and Oblivion, Fracanapa by Astor Piazzola.

The Prelude Performer at the recital will be 13 year old singing sensation Lasandra Majola. She will sing Clown by Emeli Sandé, African Dream by Vicky Sampson and Special Star by Mango Groove.

The recital will take place on March 15 at 19h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM members and R20 orchestral members/students). There is safe parking.

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Friends of Music is funded by The National Lotteries Commission.