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Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Johnny Gandelsman: "This is America"

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  • Program to be announced.

Johnny Gandelsman, a founding member of Brooklyn Rider and a member of the Silkroad Ensemble, presents a new commissioning project developed during the pandemic, called This is America. Johnny Gandelsman has commissioned 20 new solo violin works from a diverse group of American and US- based composers, including Rhiannon Giddens, Maya Miro Johnson, Angelica Negron, Tyshawn Sorey, Conrad Tao, Tomeka Reid, Olivia Davis, and many others.

"This is America celebrates America’s rich cultural tapestry and its myriad perspectives, thoughts, and ideas,” explains Gandelsman, “Each composition reflects on the current state of American society in a personal and intimate way, looking through an unflinching lens at universal topics like separation, loneliness, hope and love."

**This performance will be livestreamed at 7:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. On-demand viewing access will be available immediately after the performance until Tuesday, February 22, 2022. To purchase tickets for the livestream, click "Buy Tickets."

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