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Tuesday, November 8, 2022



(Right: Steinway Pianist Christopher Duigan)

Internationally acclaimed and official Steinway Pianist Christopher Duigan has a busy month ahead. A number of these performances will take place at his home, Casa Mexicana, in Pietermaritzburg (see information below)

November 12 & 13- 09h00 to 17h00: OPEN GARDENS at Casa Mexicana, Pietermaritzburg

November 20 at 15h00. POPULAR CLASSICS in association with Friends of Music at Jewish Centre, Durban

November 23 at 19h00. CONCERT CLASSICS at Amber Auditorium, Howick

November 25 at 18h30. CONCERT CLASSICS & DINNER at Casa Mexicana, Pietermaritzburg

November 27 at 12h00: CONCERT CLASSICS at the Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg

November 27 at 15h00: CONCERT CLASSICS St Agnes Church, Kloof

December 4 at 15h00: CONCERT CLASSICS Ashton Int. College, Ballito


Casa Mexicana

Designed and built over 28 years ago by the late Barry Lovegrove, this garden features a unique combination of extensive hardscaped elements with an entirely indigenous plant collection. Featuring many strong architectural features inspired by Spanish style of the house, the garden has derived an Afro-Mexican concept. Included are water features, hand-painted tiles, an orchid house and art studio, a secret forest walk, along with a collection of aloes, plectanthrus, mature trees and numerous potted succulents. In recent months the garden has been re-imagined by Mike Hammersley.

This garden is not suitable for people who might struggle with steps. There are no balustrades and many uneven paved surfaces.

The address is 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, Pietermaritzburg.

For more information contact Christopher Duigan on 083 417 4473 or

Directions: From N3 West – Take Armitage/Sanctuary Road turn off, keep left to Armitage Road, right at the circle to Chatterton/ Town Bush Road, left at the traffic light into Montgomery Drive. From N3 E – take Peter Brown turn off, right at the stop then left at the traffic circle (Athlone Circle Centre) into Montgomery Drive.