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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...

(Stephen Hough)

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...

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...

 

Critical accolade for comedians Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert, as they dish out the wow factor onstage… CHRIS SUTTON reviews Bloopers, now running at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban

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WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews a Knysna Plett Concert Series Event

ARTISTS: ALEXANDER RAMM (CELLO), BRYAN WALLICK (PIANO)

VENUE: DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH HALL, KNYSNA

DATE: MONDAY 3 JUNE 2019

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WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews the closing Spring Season concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 Word Symphony Series.

CONDUCTOR: DANIEL BOICO

SOLOIST: OLGA SCHEPS (PIA...

WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews the third Spring Season concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 Word Symphony Series.

CONDUCTOR: YASUO SHINOZAKI

SOLOIST: ROBERT PICKUP...

WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews the second Spring Season concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 Word Symphony Series.

Conductor: Justus Frantz

Soloists: Dina Ivanova (P...

TENOR DE NOS JOUR - REVIEW OF 'CONTRABANDISTA' - MEXICAN TENOR JAVIER CAMERENA'S CD DEBUT RECITAL ON THE DECCA LABEL

The star of Mexican tenor Javier Camarena has been on the ascendant ove...

WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews a Friends of Music recital

ARTISTS: Andrew Warburton (Piano), Violeta Osorhean (Violin), David Snaith (Viola), Aristide du Plessis (Cello)

VENUE: Durban Jew...

WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews the third Early Spring Season concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 Word Symphony Series

Conductor: Daniel Raiskin

Soloists: Vitaly Pis...

WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS reviews the second Early Spring Season concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 Word Symphony Series

CONDUCTOR: PERI SO

SOLOIST: ALISSA MARGULIS (...

Gold standard pianism

Review by WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS

Concert: PhD Recital

Date: 24 August 2018

Venue: Howard College Theatre (UKZN)

Soloist: Andrew Warburton (Piano)

Andrew Warburton’s PhD...

I have loved Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito for more than fifty years, ever since as a teenage fan of the great Teresa Berganza, I snapped up Decca’s 1967 trail-blazing release of Mozart’s...

William Charlton-Perkins reviews a new CD recording of Rossini’s great Italian swansong, which premiered at La Fenice in Venice in 1823

The immense care that went into the making of Opera...

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