Following previous sold out performances, Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present a series of intimate Solo Piano Concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim. The concerts will take place from 15 to 20 January 2019 in The Fugard Studio Theatre.
Abdullah Ibrahim is South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected musician. His career spans nearly seventy years, which all began in Kensington and District Six at the age of seven.
Mr Ibrahim was announced last year as one of the 2019 Jazz Masters being honored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the USA. Since 1982, the NEA has recognised artists who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Mr Ibrahim’s work will be celebrated in a ceremony at the Kennedy Centre in the USA in April 2019.
Following Mr Ibrahim’s performance at the Oslo Jazz Festival, John Ephland, writing on allaboutjazz.com, described his performance as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime event’ and commented that his performance has:‘…a certain signature soulfulness that can only come from living life rich and full. Full of feeling, rich in experience (patience). And yes, a solo piano recital may seem simple but to this listener it once again revealed how exposed a true artist makes himself when heart, gut and soul combine with a voice unlike any other in the jazz piano tradition’.
“This is a rare and limited opportunity to experience the magic of Abdullah Ibrahim’s music in the intimate setting of The Fugard Studio Theatre,” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre. “Tickets to his performances always sell out so I urge you to book swiftly for these solo piano concerts.” Mr Ibrahim will perform his series of Solo Piano Concerts at The Fugard Studio Theatre from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 January 2019 at 8pm with matinees at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
There is a 20% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members to the performances on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 January only, and a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students for all performances in the season. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office. Not yet a Friends of the Fugard member? Sign up now at the box office or online for priority booking and great specials!
Wheelchair access to The Fugard Studio is limited and requires assisted entrance which can be arranged in advance with the Theatre.
Visit the cosy ground-floor bar for a before and after show drink and delicious snacks. If the weather plays along, enjoy the panoramic city views from The Fugard Theatre’s fantastic rooftop bar. There is secure parking for a small fee directly opposite The Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square.
For more information on Abdullah Ibrahim’s upcoming events, visit his website: www.abdullahibrahim.co.za