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Saturday, November 23, 2019


(Right: Christopher Duigan. Photo by Val Adamson)

Pianist Christopher Duigan presents an entertaining and varied choice of personal favourites for his November concert series enticingly entitled My Favourite Things to be performed in Kloof, Durban, Howick, Pietermaritzburg and Ballito over the end of November and early December.

"This compilation brings together many musical threads across a multitude of genres,” considers Duigan. 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’, 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.

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. Music from Brazilian Ernesto Nazareth, which Duigan has championed for a number of years, completes the South American selection.

Booking for all three events is at or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only). Seating is unreserved.

Tour Programme:

KLOOF: November 26 at 19h30, St Agnes Church, Kloof. Tickets R130 includes refreshments at interval. Booking: or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)

DURBAN: November 27 at 11h00. Private Residence, Musgrave Rd, Durban - Address released on confirmation of booking. Tickets R130 includes refreshments. Venue opens 10h15. Limited secure parking. Booking essential:To receive further info email or sms or WhatsApp MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473

HOWICK: November 28 at 19h00. Amber Auditorium (Amber residents and their guests only) Book at Amber Valley Office.

PIETERMARITZBURG: November 30 at 19h30. “Casa Mexicana”, 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone Booking is essential: or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp) Tickets R150 including wine and coffee. Secure Parking. Please include your contact numbers in all email bookings. Venue opens 19h00.

PIETERMARITZBURG: December 1 at 11h30. Tatham Art Gallery. Tickets R80. Secure Parking. Booking is preferred: or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only) Enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327. Visit

BALLITO: December 2 at 19h00. Grace Hall, Ashton International College. Tickets R150 includes refreshments at interval. Booking: or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only) Secure parking. Seating is unreserved.