UPCOMING CONCERTS

MISA CRIOLLA – CENTENARY CONCERT

In 2019 the Jeppe High School for Girls celebrates 100 years of proud history! As part of the festivities they are staging this special event in September, showcasing the very best of their music students and staff. James Grace features alongside acclaimed percussionist Magda de Vries, amongst other leading South African musicians. Two of the program highlights include the “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez and “Cantata for Female Voices” by Franco Prinsloo, which is a specially commissioned work for this event. A never to be repeated moment in history which lovers of good music will not want to miss. The program will have an interval during which patrons can avail themselves of a variety of refreshments on sale.
DATE: FRI 13 SEP, 19:00
VENUE: Jeppe Girls High School, Kensington, Johannesburg
BOOKING: Quicket

LA FIETSA ESPAñOLA with CARLI SPANISH DANCE PRODUCTIONS and JAMES GRACE

Many people wonder about the link between Spain and the Lipizzaner, a breed originating in what is now Slovenia.  The Lipizzaner breed has, in fact, a distinct Spanish ancestry.

Recognised for their agility, boldness, strength and beauty, the Spanish Andalusian horse was imported to Central Europe from Spain by the Hapsburgs in the 16th Century. Careful selection and breeding with other horse types yielded the magnificent Lipizzaner.

In celebration of their Spanish heritage, the South African Lipizzaners are teaming up with traditional Spanish dancers from Carli Spanish Dance Productions and James Grace for a once in a lifetime fiesta of epic, equine proportions!

DATE: SUN 15 SEP, 10:30
VENUE: Lipizzaner Centre, 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami
BOOKING: Quicket

James Grace and pianist Christopher Duigan present their ever-popular piano and guitar DUEL, featuring unique arrangements including Sting’s FIELDS OF GOLD, Piazzolla’s LIBERTANGO and OBLIVION , Chick Corea’s SPAIN and a selection of solos by both Grace and Duigan.

DATES: 20 – 23 SEPTEMBER, Times TBC
VENUE: TBC
BOOKING / FURTHER INFO: www.musicrevival.co.za

FROM PAGANINI to PIAZZOLLA

Award-winning violinist and senior lecturer in violin and viola at Nelson Mandela University David Bester joins forces with leading South African-based guitarist and three-time SAMA nominee James Grace in From Paganini to Piazzolla.

Making their Brooklyn Theatre debut as a duo, Bester and Grace blend the sounds of bowed and plucked strings together in an exciting programme offering a dazzling display of virtuosity and refined musicianship.

In addition to featuring original works for violin and guitar by Italian composers Paganini and Giuliani, the programme also includes a strong Latin element with Piazzolla’s L’Histoire du Tango (History of the Tango) and a selection of works by other South American composers.

Don’t miss From Paganini to Piazzolla!

DATE: SAT 19 OCT, 18:00
VENUE: Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park, PRETORIA
BOOKING: Ticketspace

James Grace and Morgan Szymanski present their ‘TOGETHER AGAIN’ programme featuring works by Carulli, De Falla, Machado, Ponce, and Julio Cesar Oilva.

DATES / VENUES / TIMES TBC