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Thursday, September 28, 2017


(Christopher Duigan. Photo: Val Adamson)

Christopher Duigan will perform masterpieces by Schumann, Ravel, Rachmaninoff and Bach at concerts in Kloof and Pietermaritzburg.

The renowned concert pianist will perform at St Agnes Church in Kloof at 19h30 on September 28, at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, Pietermaritzburg from 18h30 on September 29, and at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg on October 1 at 11h30.

Principal works include Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana, one of the composer’s most enigmatic compositions, and Maurice Ravel's Miroirs - a set of five pieces that explore the layered sonority and colour of the piano.

JS Bach's Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring and Sheep May Safely Graze, together with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, complete the programme.

These iconic compositions are pillars of the classical repertoire and Duigan, a Steinway artist, will bring his unique view on these compositions to the fore.

Tickets for the concert at St Agnes Church are R130. To book phone the St Agnes Church office at 031 764 2037.

Tickets for the concert at Casa Mexicana, are R200, including dinner, which is served from 18h30. Booking is essential: email or send an SMS or WhatsApp to 083 417 4473.

Tickets for the concert at the Tatham Art Gallery are R80. Booking is preferred - email or send a SMS or WhatsApp to 083 417 4473. Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham - phone 033 342 8327 to book. The cafe is open from 10h00 and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential.