Over 20 Pianists Will Play in Online Concert for Denis Hurley Centre!
The Piano Passion Project is organising a thanksgiving concert inspired by jazz musician Darius Brubeck in aid of the Denis Hurley Centre in Durban on May 27.
The online concert will feature 18 pianists from South Africa, and others from Britain, the United States and the Netherlands. Links to the concert will be sent out at 18:00 that day.
Tickets are R80 each and available on Webtickets (www.webtickets.co.za), with the option for patrons to donate more.
The event forms part of the weekly UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music and iSupport Creative Business’ Music Unlocked Sessions.
Many of the performers in the Piano Passion Project have previously worked with the Denis Hurley Centre and want to give back to the organisation in their time of financial need.
Darius Brubeck, son of jazz legend Dave Brubeck (of Take five fame), taught music at the University of Natal from 19873 to 2006. He recently survived a Covid-19 infection in London after being on a ventilator in intensive care, with doctors giving him a 50/50 chance of survival.
The thanksgiving concert will be two hours in duration, with pianists each presenting a set of around five minutes each.
The Denis Hurley Centre which feeds and cares for the city’s homeless and has been at the forefront of ensuring that they have been cared for over lockdown.
With enormous job losses being experienced, many more people will be needing support, relief and care in the near future.
The Denis Hurley supports the arts and works closely with artists and performers as an integrated part in its activities.
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