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San Francisco Performances welcomes violinist Johnny Gandelsman to St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Groupmuse Night Out

San Francisco Performances welcomes violinist Johnny Gandelsman to St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Western Addition, SF

Fri, February 18, 2022 7:30 PM, PST
(Ticket sales closed Feb 18, 11:00 AM PST)

Pay what you can
1 of 15 tickets still available
Vaccine policy
Bring proof of COVID vaccination with booster
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are required for the entire groupmuse
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible

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Violinist Johnny Gandelsman’s solo performance pairs the unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach with newly commissioned works as part of his This Is America project. Celebrating the country’s rich cultural tapestry and myriad perspectives, the program also features composers Clarice Assad, Rhiannon Giddens, Tyshawn Sorey and Conrad Tao. The Boston Globe describes Gandelsman as “a delightfully unconventional fiddler…with a balletic lightness of touch and a sense of whimsy and imagination that are rare.”

Tickets for this performance normally sell for $50, but the Groupmuse community can purchase at a special rate of $20 ($15 for Supermusers)!

The full program notes for this performance can be found here

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What's the music?

Johnny Gandelsman Violin

This Is America

J.S. BACH: Suite No. 3 For Solo Cello, BWV 1009 (Transcribed for violin)
EBUN OGUNTOLA: Reflections
TYSHAWN SOREY: For Courtney Bryan
CLARICE ASSAD: O (World premiere; commissioned by San Francisco Performances)
ANGELICA NEGRON: A través del manto Luminoso
RHIANNON GIDDENS: New to the Session


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