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 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...
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...
July 18, 2019
Review by Chris Sutton
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
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
November 23, 2018
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...
November 16, 2018
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...
November 9, 2018
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...
October 22, 2018
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...
October 10, 2018
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...
September 7, 2018
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...
August 31, 2018
Review by William Charlton-Perkins (21 May 2015)
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 (...
August 25, 2018
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...
August 15, 2018
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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