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James Grace Concert

Acclaimed guitarist and three-time SAMA nominee JAMES GRACE returns to Casa Labia for a solo performance featuring works from his forthcoming album 'Andaluza - Music of Spain III'.  Continuing his exploration of original and transcribed Spanish music for the guitar, James will perform Joaquin Turina's evocative Fandanguillo, one of the first works originally commissioned by and composed for Andres Segovia. Also included in the programme are a selection of works by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza, brother of Regino Sainz de la Maza, who was the dedicatee of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez. Rodrigo also features in the programme, with the virtuosic and hauntingly beautiful Invocacion y Danza, a homage to Manuel de Falla.
For this concert and in the recording studio, James plays on a locally-built classical guitar by leading South African luthier Hans van den Berg.  He will also perform works from his previous two Spanish albums, 'Granada' and 'Sevilla - Music of Spain II', showcasing works by composers including Albeniz, Granados and Tarrega. among others.  A selection of James's solo albums will be on sale after the concert, including James's 2017 SAMA-nominated release; 'Chilled'

R150 per person - payable in advance - Free seating
A cash bar will be available before the concert

For all Cultural bookings please contact us on 021 788 6068 or email 
Cucina Labia will be open before the concert for dinner service between 17h30 and 19h50 - bookings are essential & can be made through the Cultural Centre