Virtuoso saxophonist, David Salleras, will be performing two concerts with Pietermaritzburg concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, in Kloof and Durban as part of his two of South Africa.
Fans can catch them at St Agnes Church in Kloof on Thursday, June 29 at 7.30 pm and at the Friends of Music concert at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban, on Tuesday, July 4 at 7.30 pm.
Since his first visit in October 2012, Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and has recorded two albums with Duigan – Indigo and Midnight Blue – both of which are available on iTunes .
The Barcelona-based musician has attracted international attention through his fluency in a variety of musical styles. His innovative compositions, which incorporate traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and avant-garde performing techniques, are performed by saxophonists worldwide.
Duigan, meanwhile, is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists. He has performed extensively with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, Cape Philharmonic and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras and has a popular following through his innovative Music Revival concerts.
For this series, the two musicians will perform works from the traditional saxophone repertoire by Jules Demersseman, JS Bach, Darius Milahaud’s Scaramouche and music from Spanish composer/saxophonist by Pedro Itturalde.
Itturalde’s Suite Hellenique traditionally offers pianist and saxophonist plenty of opportunity to explore a wide range of dynamic interplay through a variety of musical styles.
Also on the programme will be Salleras and Duigan’s own creative arrangements of music by Astor Piazzolla, Salleras’ own solo work, Caprices, and Duigan’s compositions from Indigo and Midnight Blue.
Copies of Indigo and Midnight Blue will be available to purchase at all concerts.
Tickets for the concert at St Agnes Church in Kloof are R130, which includes refreshments. Book your tickets by calling the St Agnes Church office at 031 764 2037. Secure parking is available.
Tickets for the Friends of Music concert are R100 at the door.
For more information visit www.friendsofmusic.co.za
To find out more about Music Revival’s concerts go to www.musicrevival.co.za