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Johnny Gandelsman, violin and guitar

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Tiara Acoustic Shell, 11:00 AM


Our 2022 concert series concludes with a stirring performance by violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman. A member of the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma and a founding member of Brooklyn Rider, Gandelsman is passionate about a variety of musical languages, and has appeared with a range of artists including Bono, David Byrne, Renee Fleming, Rhiannon Giddens, I’m With Her, Christian McBride, and many others. His program will include a selection of works from This is America, a project he launched during the early days of the pandemic to celebrate the diversity of the United States. Over the past two years he has worked with organizations to commission more than 20 works for solo violin by composers from across the country, including Dólii for Guitar – the third world premiere of a Tippet Rise commission to be presented this season – written by Bojan Louis, a poet, composer, and member of the Navajo Nation.


This Is America

ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN: A través del manto luminoso (Through the luminous mantle) for Violin and Electronics

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (transcribed for violin)

Minuet I II

TOMEKA REID: Rhapsody for Violin

KINAN AZMEH: Sahra be Wyckoff (A party at Wyckoff for all) for Violin

JUSTIN MESSINA: Music For Solitude for Violin

BOJAN LOUIS: Dólii for Guitar (2021) - Tippet Rise Commission and World Premiere

RHIANNON GIDDENS: New to the Session for Violin