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Pianist Christopher Duigan’s “Fantasy” concert

Concert pianist Christoper Duigan. Picture: Val Adamson

In the last week of February, Christopher Duigan presents his monthly series of KZN Music Revival concerts with a beautiful programme of classical piano music, entitled “Fantasy”.

A pianistic “tour de force”, the repertoire highlights fantastical, impulsive and imaginative musical elements as presented in the music of composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Aleksander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

With 2020 marking the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth (in December 1770), many of Duigan’s “Music Revival” concert programmes for the year will include music by this most popular and inspirational composer. In this solo piano recital, Duigan includes Beethoven’s Sonata quasi una fantasia in E-flat major Op 27 No 1, companion to the celebrated Moonlight Sonata Op 27 No 2. This together with Schumann’s Fantasie Op 17, one of the most impassioned works of the 19th century which Schumann intended as a homage to Beethoven, are the centrepieces of the programme.

Chopin’s Barcarolle Op 60 and music by Russian romantic composers Aleksander Scriabin, including his Sonata No 4, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, a selection of Etudes-Tableaux (or picture studies), complete the programme.

Performances of Duigan’s “Fantasy” recital programme take place in Kloof, Durban, Howick, Pietermaritzburg and Ballito. For more info and booking details visit www.musicrevival.co.za

CONCERT DETAILS:
KLOOF
Tuesday, February 25, 7.30pm at St Agnes Church.
Tickets: R130 includes refreshments at interval.
Booking: booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp only)
HOWICK
Thursday, February 27 at 7pm, at the Amber Auditorium (Amber residents and their guests only). Book at Amber Valley Office.
PIETERMARITZBURG
Sunday, March 1 at 11.30am at Tatham Art Gallery.
Tickets are R80. Secure Parking is available.
Booking is preferred: booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp only).
Enjoy coffee before from 10am, or a buffet lunch at Cafe Tatham after, from 1pm. Booking for lunch is essential – call Cafe Tatham on 033 342 8327.
Visit www.tatham.org.za
BALLITO
Monday, March 2 at 7pm, Grace Hall, Ashton International College.
Tickets: R150 includes refreshments at interval.
Booking: booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp only).
Secure parking. Seating is unreserved.

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