Musical duo for concert series

Pianist Christopher Duigan and saxophonist, David Salleras.

Virtuoso saxophonist, David Salleras, will be touring South Africa with concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, in June and July.

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.

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.

Duiganis 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 following through his 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 Pedro Itturalde.

Itturalde’s Suite Hellenique traditionally offers pianist and saxophonist opportunity to explore a 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.

As part of the concert series, the duo will be performing A Winter Sunday Lunch at Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek, on Sunday July 2, at 12.30pm for 1 pm.

Tickets are R500, which includes a three-course meal. Booking is essential. Call 021 876 3936 for more information.