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Thursday, November 23, 2023


(Right: Christopher Duigan. Pic by Val Adamson)

Popular Steinway pianist Christopher Duigan, who runs Music Revival, announces: “In November we are trying something special. This unique experience is the result of many years of planning and development!”

Duigan plays a gentle selection of classics from the albums Nocturne Café 1, Nocturne Café 2 plus Music of the Night (available on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube). The programme includes the popular Clair de lune - Debussy, Nocturne in C-sharp minor - Chopin, Adagio from Beethoven’s ‘Pathetique’ and Resphigi’s ravishing Notturno.

This unique experience is the result of many years of planning and development, which now sees guests seated at tables adjacent to the mirror-like swimming pool at Casa Mexicana, while Duigan plays ‘alfresco’ on a Steinway acoustic piano. A perfect musical accompaniment for balmy evenings!

This special performance (60 mins) will be enjoyed by guests seated outdoors but under cover, with the music interleaved with a delicious home-cooked meal. 

Bookings are now open where tables of four or more are preferred. A select number of tables of two are also now available on request. The Supper Soirée tickets: R300 including a two-course meal and concert performance

The garden lit at night, a small gallery space of selling artworks from top local artists, along with wine, food and the company of your friends, provide an all-embracing attraction for the evening’s experience. An experience to please all the senses!  The meal for this event is provided by La Popote (based at The Knoll, Hilton).

The concert starts at 19h00, venue opens at 18h30.   

Please bring your own wine/drinks. Please advise vegetarian preference on booking.

Nocturne Café at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Pietermaritzburg, takes place tomorrow, Friday November 24, 2023.  Street parking is patrolled.

Book via WhatsApp 083 417 4473 or Payment by EFT or cash at the door.


BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL Please include your contact numbers in all e-mail bookings.