Walkabouts & Lectures

Artists from "Five degrees of separation" lead a walkabout of the exhibition on Thursday 10 May 2018.

The Tatham Art Gallery was thrilled to host Prof Federico Freschi in two presentations at the Gallery.  Prof Freschi is Executive Dean: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at the University of Johannesburg and was the South African curator of the recent Matisse Exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery. Johannesburg.

On Friday 1 September 2017 Prof Ian Calder presented an illustrated talk and walkabout on Rorke’s Drift Ceramics.   A well-known craft centre was established there by Scandinavian missionaries and teachers in the 1960s, The ceramics studio became well-known for its unique fusion of African and Western styles and techniques. 





Tuesday 11 December 7:30 pm St Agnes Church, Kloof
Wednesday 12 December 7:00 pm Ashton International College, Ballito
Friday 14 December  Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg 7:30 pm

Tickets : R150 includes refreshments
Booking : Webtickets or Music Revival WhatsApp Only 083 417 4473 or booking@musicrevival.co.za 
Secure parking
Booking : Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za  or contact  Music Revival directly  -  WhatsApp Only 083 417 4473 or booking@musicrevival.co.za 

Tickets are R150 including refreshments.

The Tatham Art Gallery, Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery in association with Music Revival present a series of four piano-focussed concerts to celebrate the arrival and installation of a new Shigeru Kawai grand piano. The concert will take place every Sunday in October 2018 ay 3:00 pm.


Sunday 7 October - Mariam Batsashvili
Sunday 14 - Christopher Duigan
Sunday 21 October - Siberian Trio
Sunday 28 October - Lara Kirsten

TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg
Tickets: R100
There is secure, guarded parking available on Sunday’s in the legislature parking adjacent ( on the left side) of the gallery.
Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.
Visit www.tatham.org.za

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Bongiwe Madlala (soprano), Federico Freschi (baritone), Junnan Sun (clarinet), Christopher Duigan (piano) and Russian pianist Vitaly Pisarenko

Friday 14 September 2018 7:30 pm
Tatham Art Gallery
Secure parking
Tickets : R150 includes refreshments
Booking : Bryony 033 392 2825 (mornings only) or email at Bryony.Clark@msunduzi.gov.za

In September The Tatham Art Gallery Board of Trustees presents a gala concert not to be missed! A special occasion to mark the retirement of the Gallery Director Brendan Bell, after 27 years of service, this concert serves to acknowledge his enormous contribution as head of the gallery since 1992 ahead of his retirement at the end of September 2018. 

Leading the star studded line-up will be Pietermaritzburg-born soprano Bongiwe Madlala and much-loved baritone and Tatham supporter Federico Freschi. They will sing a selection of popular arias and duets.This will include arias from Italian operas La Wally, La Traviata, La Boheme, and songs  by Noel Coward.

Star clarinetist and principal of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Junnan Sun plays music by Rossini. Sun is joined on stage by visiting pianist Vitaly Pisarenko who is currently on tour on South Africa. First Prize winner of the 8th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht and Third Prize winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2015 Pisarenko was described by the New York Times as an "Immensely gifted pianist...with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy…" 

The concert,  featuring a star international pianist,  serves to highlight and make official presentation of the recently acquired Shigeru Kawai grand  piano purchased by the gallery to replace the more than 70 year-old instrument  previously in use. This ensures the continuation of highly successful and engaging concerts for local audiences at the Tatham.

Also to be heard at the piano is pianist Christopher Duigan who co-ordinates the programme.

Guest will be offered a glass of bubbly, served before the concert, and coffee and other refreshments at interval.

Booking for this gala event is essential and places are limited. Advance payment will be expected by EFT. Those attending are invited to dress in accordance with the splendour of the evening. To book contact with Bryony 033 392 2825 (mornings only) or email at Bryony.Clark@msunduzi.gov.za Tickets are R150 including refreshments.

MUSIC REVIVAL in association with the FRIENDS OF THE TATHAM ART GALLERY and FRIENDS OF MUSIC presents  the internationally acclaimed American pianist Spencer Myer in KZN in June 2018.

Winner of the UNISA International Piano Competition in 2004  Myer has since been a a regular visitor to South Africa.  Recent highlights include recitals in Wigmore Hall London.  These concerts form part of a  concert tour of Sou Africa.  His programme consists of music FJ Haydn and the dazzling  Fours Scherzi op 23, 31, 39 and 54 by Frederic  Chopin.  Do not miss this unique event to hear a truly world class artist in concert.

Saturday 16 June - Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg 3: 00 pm

TICKETS: R100 includes refreshments at interval    
Book at Music Revival email booking@musicrevival.co.za or Music Revival  083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp preferred)

Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, SPENCER MYER has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Johannesburg Philharmonic, and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra.  His 2005 tour of South Africa included a performance of the five piano concerti of Beethoven with the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa.  In 2014 he made his second solo recital appearance at London’s Wigmore Hall.

In 2004, he captured First Prize in the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa and won the American Pianists Association’s 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship.  An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with cellists Lynn Harrell and Ralph Kirshbaum, clarinetist David Shifrin and soprano Nicole Cabell. 

He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, and is currently Artist-Teacher of Piano and Collaborative Piano at Boston’s Longy School of Music of Bard College.  His latest CDs — Piano Rags of William Bolcom and the two Brahms Cello Sonatas with Brian Thornton — were released in 2017 on the Steinway & Sons label.

Together Again  :
James Grace & Morgan Szymanski (guitars)
Presented in KZN in association with the Friends of Music, Durban.

A wonderful programme of music for two amazing guitarists!   The music will include mostly Spanish music by  Ferdinando Carulli, Manuel de Falla, Celso Machado and more. Part of a national tour of  

James is a KANNA Award winner for Best Male Artist at the 2010 ABSA KKNK, and more recently KykNET Fiesta winner, he is one of one South Africa’s leading concert artists. The Classical Guitar Magazine has described Morgan as a 'player destined for future glories'  and has been highlighted as "'one to watch by both Gramophone Magazine and the BBC Music Magazine.

Wednesday 21 March - 11h30 ' HUMAN RIGHTS DAY'
TATHAM ART GALLERY, Pietermaritzburg

Tickets: R120
Secure Parking
Booking is preferred : booking@musicrevival.co.za or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms) or WhatsApp
Make a day of it and enjoy coffee or lunch at Cafe Tatham open from 10 am and for lunch. Booking for lunch is essential - Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.

The monthly Sunday concerts in 2018 included the following :

Posters for our monthly concert presented on Sundays in association with MUSIC REVIVAL.