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Concert: Johnny Gandelsman Plays the Complete Bach Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin


Sunday November 26 and Monday November 27. 7:30pm $10 advance, $12 door.

After spending over a decade performing with critically acclaimed groups, Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble, Johnny Gandelsman is on the road celebrating his first solo album, the Complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin.

Johnny’s unique interpretation integrates his classical training with the work he has been doing with the Silk Road Ensemble and Brooklyn Rider over the last decade. Collaborating with improvisers, commissioning new works from a variety of composers (many of whom are performers,) working with ballet & modern dance companies, as well as working with traditional musicians outside of the Classical music genre – all of these experiences add deep and meaningful layers of connection and dimension to Bach’s music.

The Boston Globe praised Gandelsman’s performance of Bach's Complete Sonatas and Partitas for its “genial freshness and unaffected sincerity”, while the New York Times called his performance, “mesmerizing…a memorable marathon”.

ARTIST BIO: Johnny Gandelsman's musical voice reflects the artistic collaborations he has been a part of since moving to the United States in 1995. As a founding member of
Brooklyn Rider and a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, Johnny has closely worked with such luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma, Bono, Osvaldo Golijov, David Byrne, Bela Fleck,
Kayhan Kalhor, Suzanne Vega, Mark Morris, Anne Sofie Van Otter, Alim Qasimov &
Fargana Qasimova and Joshua Redman. Gandelsman integrates a wide range of
creative sensibilities into a unique style amongst today's violinists, one that
according to the Boston Globe, possesses "a balletic lightness of touch and a sense of whimsy and imagination".

Highlights of the past season include winning a Grammy award for Best World
Music album as a member and producer of Silk Road Ensemble's latest album, "Sing
Me Home"; premiering newly commissioned Cinco Danzas for violin solo by Edward Perez in Minnesota, and performing Philip Glass' "Madrigal Opera" in Brooklyn NY. Upcoming season includes Lou Harrison's Centennial celebration in Boston; release of the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin & Brooklyn Rider's "Spontaneous Symbols" on In a Circle Records.

(NOTE: we will be selling 30 advance tickets for each performance; If you buy a ticket then you are guaranteed a seat. If you don't have an advance ticket you are still welcome to come the night of the show, pay at the door and sit anywhere you can find a place).