national Arts Festival Banner

Monday, August 28, 2017


Music Revival is presenting a series of concerts with Joanna Frankel (violin) and Christopher Duigan (piano).

Joanna Frankel, previously Concert Master of the KZN Philharmonic, was recently appointed Concert Master of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Ohio - USA and plays a short tour of concerts with Christopher Duigan on her August 2017 visit to South Africa.

Their programme includes the magnificent Sonata for Violin and Piano by Cesar Franck, Beethoven's Romance No 2 and Kreisler’s Loves Joys and Love’s Sorrows together with other beautiful concert pieces. “A superb musical experience awaits!” says Duigan.

“Response to the September 1 concert with Joanna Frankel has, as expected, been brisk and positive. We are adding a repeat performance at Casa Mexicana, with dinner or without, on September 2. Please book asap for either concert to ensure you have reserved your place!” Duigan adds.

Dates include:

August 30: Amber Auditorium, Howick
August 31: St Agnes, Kloof

September 1 and 2: Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, Pietermaritzburg. Tickets R200 including dinner from 18h30.Secure Parking. Booking is essential through or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp

For those who wish to attend the concert only on September 2, the ticket is R120 (including refreshments) with music starting at approximately 19h45. Dinner guests should please bring their own wine.

September 3 - Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, at 15h00. Tickets R80. Secure parking. Booking is preferred through or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327 - open from 10h00 and for lunch. Bookings for lunch essential.

With the long established Music Revival Concert Series not being included in this year's Hilton Arts Festival, Music Revival has taken up the opportunity to stage its own Spring Music Festival in October. In addition, this will mark and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Music Revival, established October 27, 1997.

Performers in this impressive line-up include Baroque 2000 and Durban Chamber Choir in the Charpentier Te Deum, James Grace launching his new CD, international  jazz pianist Darius Brubeck, outstanding  young musician  Junnan Sun (clarinet)  with David Snaith (violin) playing Mozart at the Tatham Art Gallery, Christopher Duigan playing an engaging classical recital and a popular cabaret evening with vocalist Cat Simoni, and a grand, grand  finale with the KZN Philharmonic in the City Hall in Swing into Spring.