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Saturday, April 15, 2017


(Christopher Duigan)

Pietermaritzburg concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, will present a recital of French music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Jean-Phillippe Rameau at St Agnes Church in Kloof on April 20 at 19h30 and at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg on April 11h30.

All the compositions draw inspiration from the East, the exotic underworld, and reflections of the magical world that surrounds us.

From the baroque harpsichord school of the 17th century, as represented by Rameau, to the wonderfully evocative, richly hued and sensuous music of Ravel and Debussy, this programme includes the popular Clair de lune, Satie’s Gymnopedie and Ravel’s quixotic foray into Spanish music Alborada del gracioso.

Duigan also makes a brief excursion into contemporary French piano music, which adds an evocative touch to the programme.

Tickets for The French Piano, presented by Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival, at St Agnes Church at 53 Abelia Road in Kloof are R100 including refreshments. Book at St Agnes church office at 031 764 2037.

Tickets for the Maritzburg concert, which is presented in association with the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery, are R80. To book send an SMS or Whatsapp to 083 417 4473 or email Cafe Tatham is open from 10h00 for coffee and afterwards for lunch.

Safe parking is available at both venues.

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