That's All Folk(s)! | Schedule

Please note that the concert on 30 Jan for ANNELEEN LENAERTS, Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic has been CANCELLED. The concert taking place on this date is now a recital by STEFAN STROISSNIG, renowned Austrian pianist.

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 3.00 p.m.

 VIENNESE NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
 
Linder Auditorium  

“Fairytales & Folk Stories”
 New Year, just as in Vienna, with music by the Strauss family, Émile WaldteufelFranz Lehár and others, including the Blue Danube, Czárdás & many more Viennese favourites.

In keeping with the theme, please feel free to attend in traditional or folk dress!

Maudée Montierre (soprano); Phenye Modiane (tenor); Joburg BalletJohannesburg Festival OrchestraRichard Cock (conductor)

 

Friday, 27 January 2017, 8.00 p.m.
Sunday, 29 January 2017, 3.00 p.m.

OPENING EVENT – A Sea Point Story
Wits Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

Saturday, 28 January 2017,  3.00 p.m.
 

NEW MUSIC COLLABORATION - Re Mixing Music
St Francis of Assisi, Parkview

Three young South African composers, Lungiswa PlaatjiesKingsley Buitendag and Prince Bulo worked under the guidance of Composer-in-Residence Neo Muyanga on the mixing and re-working of Western Art Music and African Art Music. Their works will be premiered at this performance, followed by a discussion regarding the creative process, led by Neo Muyanga and Dizu Plaatjies.

Lungiswa Plaatjies (composer & performer); Kingsley Buitendag (composer); Prince Bulo (composer); Neo Muyanga (facilitator); Dizu Plaatjies (panel member & performer); members of the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra

 

Supported by the Goethe Institut

 

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 7.30 p.m.
 

SONG RECITAL - Songs from Afar
Northwards House

Programme includes works by Benjamin BrittenJohannes BrahmsManuel da Falla Braam du Toit

Magdalene Minnaar (soprano); José Dias (piano)

Sunday, 29 January 2017
Rehearsal 11.00 a.m. | Performance 3.00 p.m.
 

ORCHESTRA FROM SCRATCH
Scott Gym

An orchestral experience for any and all musicians (minimum Grade 3 level). If you would like to participate in this unique experience, contact us at the JIMF Offices.

The performance promises to be fun for the whole family. Attendance for the audience is free!

Programme includes music by John Philip SousaRodgers & Hammerstein and Paul McCartney, with family favourites such as St Louis Blues, and Washington Post.

Nicholas Nicolaidis (tenor); Richard Cock (conductor)

Supported by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

Sunday, 29 January 2017, 6.00 p.m.
 

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Northwards House

Antonin Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2 Op.81; Béla Bartók: String Quartet No.5

Odeion String QuartetFlorian Uhlig (piano)

Supported by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

Monday, 30 January 2017, 7.30 p.m.

PIANO RECITAL
Northwards House

Programme includes works by Franz Schubert, Josef Haydn, Friedrich Cerha and Thomas Larcher

Stefan Stroissnig (piano)

Supported by the Austrian Embassy

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 7.00 p.m.

SONG RECITAL
 
Deutsche International Schule Johannesburg

Programme focuses specifically on German folk songs

Christoph von Weitzel (baritone); learners from DSJ

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 7.30 p.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
 
St Francis of Assisi, Parkview

Programme includes works by Franz SchubertAstor PiazzollaDaniel SchnyderEnrique Granados and Luigi Boccherini.

Casal QuartetHan Jonkers (guitar)

Supported by Pro Helvetia

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 7.30 p.m

FLUTE RECITAL
 
Northwards House

Programme includes works by Gabriel FauréPhilippe GaubertCésar Franck, George Bizet and François Borne.

Stéphane Réty (flute); Antoine de Grolée (piano)

Supported by the French Institute of South Africa

 

 

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 7.30 p.m.

CLARINET RECITAL
Northwards House

Programme includes works by Robert Schumann, Béla Bartók, Johannes Brahms, Gerald Finzi, Witold Lutoslawski and Françis Poulenc.

Michael Collins (clarinet); Florian Uhlig (piano)

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 7.30 p.m.

CINEMA IMPROVISANDO
The Bioscope

Paul Hanmer, Composer-in-Residence 2012, is back for one of our annual favourites. This year the team will be improvising a soundtrack to Snow White, black and white classic from 1916, directed by J. Searle Dawley, and the film on which Disney based his animated hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Paul Hanmer (keyboard); Soyaphi Louis Mhlanga (guitar)

Friday, 3 February 2017, 2.00 p.m.

BASA EVENT – CEOs IN FRONT OF THE ORCHESTRA
 
The Spaceframe

Based on the very successful event from JIMF 2016, CEOs pick their favourite orchestral work and, with guidance from Maestro Cock, attempt to bring it all together.

Attendance is FREE.

The Johannesburg Festival OrchestraRichard Cock (facilitator)

Supported by BASA

Friday, 3 February 2017, 7.30 p.m.

SONG RECITAL – VOCAL MASTERCLASS FINAL CONCERT
Northwards House

An attractive programme of favourite songs and opera arias. Directed by Dr Klesie Kelly-Moog

Participants of the vocal masterclasses 2017Annelien Ball (piano)

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 4.00 p.m.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Edge, St Mary’s School

Programme includes works by W.A. MozartEdvard GriegRalph Vaughan-Williams and Fritz Kriesler, as well as traditional township Kwela.

Buskaid Soweto String EnsembleRosemary Nalden (conductor)

 

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8.00 p.m.

PIANO RECITAL
Linder Auditorium

Programme includes work by György LigetiErik SatieArvo PärtIgor StravinskyFrédéric Chopin Astor Piazzolla

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

In association with the Johannesburg Musical Society

 

Sunday, 5 February 2017, 11.00 a.m.

FAMILY CONCERT
Linder Auditorium

A concert to be enjoyed by the whole family, including a performance of Pieter & the Horrible Hyena (with apologies to Prokofiev) and an introduction to the orchestra.

Johannesburg Youth Ballet; Johannesburg Festival Orchestra; Nicholas Nicolaidis (narrator); Richard Cock (conductor)

Sunday, 5 February 2017, 3.00 p.m.

CLOSING CONCERT
The Edge, St Mary’s School

“Mozart to Muyanga”
Programme will include the premier of a new work by Neo Muyanga, commissioned especially for the Festival, as well as works by Ludwig van Beethoven and W.A. Mozart

Neo Muyanga (piano); Florian Uhlig (piano); members of the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra

The Brooklyn Theatre in partnership with the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival