Celebratory year-end concert with the JMS

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Celebrate with the Johannesburg Musical Society and a glass of sparkling wine.

The Johannesburg Musical Society presents its final concert of the year and invites its audience to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival in the foyer of the Linder Auditorium on Saturday 16 November.

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South Korean pianist Jongdo An
South Korean pianist Jongdo An

This is the JMS’s annual Percy Baneshik Concert, which ends each year with a flourish. This year’s concert, which starts at 20.00 in the Linder Auditorium, presents prestigious South Korean pianist Jongdo An, a winner of one of the world’s most important competitions – the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition.

Jongdo An, who is also Artistic Director of Hamburg’s Klangakademie, is a Steinway Artist who tours the world. He plays in some of the world’s most important halls, such as Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Grosser Saal of Salzburg’s Mozarteum and the Philhamonie Gasteig in Munich. He has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and often performs at important European music festivals.

This is his first visit to South Africa, and he will be performing works by d’Anglebert (a French baroque composer), Bach (the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue), and – a perennial favourite – Chopin’s First Ballade. He ends his recital with Schumann’s exuberant Davidsbundertanze.

Tickets for this concert can be booked at Computicket or bought at the Linder box office from an hour before the concert on November 16. Please note, however, that the Linder box office has no credit card facility. Students 23 years and under, with a valid student card, pay a minimal amount for tickets.

Please also note that Café 27 Degrees, alongside the Linder, serves a very good pre-concert dinner at reasonable prices. Tables can be booked with Charné : 066 258 2832.

Also note that there is a new security arrangement at the entrance to the Wits campus which slows traffic. Please leave extra time to get through the gates and onto the campus.

For more information about the Johannesburg Musical Society consult the website at www.jms.org.za .

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