Acclaimed SA musicians Christopher Duigan (piano) and James Grace (guitar) will be in concert at the UJ Arts Centre Theatre on Mother’s Day.
Duigan and Grace will be joining forces to create a unique afternoon of music when they perform together at the UJ Arts centre Theatre on 10 May at 15:00. Both are noted for their musicianship and the profiles they enjoy on major concert stages as well as on on-air playlists (ClassicFM and Fine Music Radio).
“Their unique combination of guitar and piano is promises to be magical,” says UJ Arts producer Grace Meadows. “We are greatly honoured to be in the positon to partner with Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival to present a concert of this calibre as part of the UJ@10 celebrations,” she adds.
The programme includes many of their own arrangements and improvisations with standard classical fare. On this occasion they choose a strong Spanish and South American flavour with numbers including Milonga – Cardoso, Spain – Chick Corea, Tico Tico – Abreu and music by Astor Piazzolla together with contemporary pop classics including Fields of Gold – Sting. Duigan’s own compositions are represented by his searching Indigo (now an audience favourite at any Duigan & Grace concert). Both musicians will perform solo numbers with Grace’s haunting rendition of Theme from The Deer Hunter complimenting Duigan’s piano solos. They will be joined by Federico Freschi, well known operatic baritone and Dean at UJ Faculty of Art Design and Architecture in selected numbers complementing the Latin theme including the popular Green Eyes or Aquellos Ojos Verdes.
The concert will be performed in the UJ Arts Centre Theatre on the Kingsway Campus on 10 May 2015. Full price tickets are R100, R80 for student’s and pensioners and R70 for bookings of more than 10. Book at Computicket or at the UJ Arts Centre offices during working hours. For more information call 011 559 3058/4674 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org