September 30, 2019
by William Chartlon-Perkins
A highlight on this season’s classical music beat, watch out for a stellar chamber music event presented by Friends of Music at the Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga Road, on 16 October.
September 13, 2019
by William Charlton-Perkins
“Baroque2000 and Flamenco” will be the theme of the 5th Series concert of Durban’s Baroque 2000 on Sunday 29 September, 11:30am at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery. The renowned Sp...
September 11, 2019
Review by William Charlton-Perkins
WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS REVIEWS A KNYSNA PLETT CONCERT SERIES EVENT
ARTISTS: GARY HOFFMAN (CELLO), FRANCOIS DU TOIT (PIANO)
VENUE: DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH HALL, KNYSNA
DATE: MONDAY 9 SEPTEMBE...
August 21, 2019
Pictured clockwise from back left: Linda Nteleza, Reuben Mbonambi, Arthur Swan, Charlotte Mhlongo, Thando Mjandana;
Thursday 5 September 2019 marks the birth of a ground-breaking new initi...
August 19, 2019
Unfettered virtuosity is key to performing the once renowned Austrian composer-pianist’s music, as Stephen Hough, Howard Shelly and Dmitry Shishkin, three keyboard giants...
August 1, 2019
Msimelelo Mbali, Lebogang Polori, Segomotso Shupinyang, Thando Zwane
Njabulo Madlala has announced the names of the winners of this year’s Voices of South Africa Opera Competition, held in...
July 26, 2019
(Lisa Bobbert can be seen as Shirley Valentine at the South African Women's Arts Festival)
There’s always a full dance card on KZN’s entertainment scene as Winter morphs into Spring. This...
July 25, 2019
Following a sold-out fund-raising concert, which was held in Cape Town’s Baxter Concert Hall on Saturday 20 July 2019, it is now onto Phase 2 of London-based South African-born baritone N...
July 19, 2019
In the late 1960’s, as a student at Natal University in Pietermaritzburg, I’d haunt the university library, taking out back-copy bundles of Gramophone magazine, seeking out reviews of ope...
The annals of classical music are rich in anecdotes celebrating the colourful individuality of orchestral musicians. The recent passing of Isaac Melamed, the Russian born, Durban based, v...
June 28, 2019
The Voices of South Africa National Opera Singing Competition returns to the Hugo Lamprecht Concert Hall in Parow, Cape Town, at 15h00 on 28 July 2019. The high profile event will be prec...
June 20, 2019
Baroque 2000’ 4th concert of the Series will take place on Sunday 30 June, 3pm. at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery, featuring the exceptional and Cape Town’s prodigy...
June 19, 2019
Music Revival’s latest monthly KZN tour features pianist Christopher Duigan, joined by violinist Elena Kerimova and cellist Boris Kerimov as the Kerimov Trio, along with David Snaith (vi...
June 4, 2019
WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews a Knysna Plett Concert Series Event
ARTISTS: ALEXANDER RAMM (CELLO), BRYAN WALLICK (PIANO)
DATE: MONDAY 3 JUNE 2019
June 2, 2019
Friends of Music (FOM) presents Philipp Richardsen in recital on Tuesday, 4 June 2019, at 19h30. Mr Richardsen’s return to the Durban music scene is particularly welcome in the light of h...
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