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FLUTE FINESSE - JAMES HALL FROM USA
 
Sunday 17 June 11:00
 

American flute virtuoso James Hall and South African Pianist Pieter Grobler will dazzle with eclectic program featuring music of Poulenc, Gaubert, Barber, Franck, and more…

PROGRAMME:

Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
Nocturne et allegro scherzando

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Sinfonische Kanzone

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata
Allegretto malincolico
Cantilena
Presto giocoso

Intermission

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Canzone

Tim Hagen (b. 1981)
Blowout

César Franck (1822-1890)
Sonata in A Major
Allegro ben moderato
Allegro
Ben moderato
Allegretto poco mosso

Ticket sales:

Sunday, 17 June 11:00

Block A (Adult) - R160   Block B (Adult) - R140
Block A (Senior) - R140   Block B (Senior)- R120
Children/Scholars/Students - R120  

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Flutist James Hall

Flutist James Hall has enjoyed a varied and impressive career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. He has performed with Joshua Roman, Eileen Eivers, Jennifer Koh, Paquito D’Rivera, Benny Kim, Carol Wincenc, Allan Vogel, Robert Weirich, Jim Walker, Art Garfunkel, Pink Martini, Carter Enyeart, Catalyst Quartet, Boulder Bach Festival, and the Colorado Symphony. The Kansas City Star called him “red-hot” and the Denver Musical Weekly called his performance “...the best flute performance I have witnessed in my life.”

As a concerto soloist, James has played with the Orquesta Nacional del Paraguay, Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de Panamá, Orquesta del Congresso Nacional del Paraguay, and the Southeast Kansas Symphony. After giving his Carnegie Hall debut recital as a winner of Artists International in 2004, James began to receive invitations to perform as a recitalist, and has since played across North, Central, and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. He is half of Duo 1610, with pianist Willem Van Schalkwyk, and the two tour the world performing flute and piano works from the baroque to the contemporary.

Hall was founder, flutist, and artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Kansas City, which opened its debut season to critical acclaim. This group brought together musicians with international profiles, living and working in Kansas City, to give world-class performances of chamber music repertoire for mixed instrumentation. Performing in non-standard concert spaces, such as art galleries, design firms, and patrons' homes, the CMSKC brought a much needed musical art form to Kansas City audiences, and the concerts were received with great enthusiasm in sold-out performances.

James has been invited to play for chamber music concerts with Loon Lake Live!, the New York based Vail International Dance Festival, the Colorado Symphony's Beethoven and Brews series, the Pittsburg Solo and Chamber Series, and the Dordt Artist Series. He has also performed and taught at music festivals in the U.S. and in Central and South America. James has been invited to perform as a guest principal flutist with the Boulder Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and Southeast Kansas Symphony, and has held principal flute positions with the Topeka Symphony and the Missouri Symphony.

As an educator, Hall has been invited to give master classes at national conservatories and music schools throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, South Africa, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Thailand, and Switzerland. Since 2009, he has been the professor of flute at the University of Northern Colorado where he has had the great fortune to work with many talented young musicians. James is a performing artist for Burkart Flutes and performs exclusively on his handmade 10k gold Burkart Elite flute with platinum head joint.

Pieter Grobler:

Pieter Grobler is a Senior Lecturer in Piano at Stellenbosch University. In addition to lecturing piano performance and chamber music he is currently the chair of the Department of Music. Grobler completed his postgraduate studies with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas in the USA, where he obtained the MM and DMA piano performance degrees.

Undergraduate studies were with Joseph Stanford at the University of Pretoria obtaining the BMus and BMusHons degrees in piano performance, as well as the UNISA Teacher’s Licentiate in Piano, cum laude. His training was further enriched through studies with Polish pianist, Adam Wodnicki, and master classes from a now very long list of artists, of which the most bene cial lessons were from Andrzej Jasinski, Pascal Rogé Leonard Hokanson, and Niel Immelman. In addition to his activities as soloist, his interest in Art Song led to work with Dr. Elvia Puccinelli and Harold Heiberg at the University of North Texas. Since his return to South Africa in 2010, he established himself as a pedagogue and maintained an active concert profile, also performing abroad regularly. His performing interests include solo as well as collaborative work. He is heard regularly on Classic-FM radio. Pieter Grobler regularly acts as adjudicator and examiner throughout South Africa.