Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman will perform as part of the 40th annual Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series on Friday, March 20. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave. in Los Olivos.
Gandelsman, whose musical voice is said to reflect the artistic collaborations he has been a part of since moving to the United States from Israel, will perform a solo program exploring the depths of three of Bach’s cello suites on the violin.
“We are very much looking forward to hearing Johnny Gandelsman’s interpretations of Bach’s timeless and transcendent music," said Dr. Robert Cassidy, artistic director. "A magical sonic environment will be experienced with the sound of the solo violin resonating off the long-grain fir, high-ceiling interior of the church.”
Gandelsman is a founding member of Brooklyn Rider and a member of the Silkroad Ensemble and has worked closely with musicians Béla Fleck, Martin Hayes, Kayhan Kalhor, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Morris, Anne Sofie Van Otter, Suzanne Vega, Abigail Washburn and Damian Woetzel. He has also appeared with Bono, David Byrne, Renée Fleming, Rhiannon Giddens, I'm With Her, Christian McBride, and many others.
Tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.smitv.org/concert-series-tickets.html or when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. (30 minutes before the start of the concert). General admission tickets are $20 (open seating) and patron tickets are $35 (reserved seating). A complimentary reception with the artists follows each concert.
Concert admission is free for all students with student ID, thanks to a grant from St. Mark’s Women’s Guild.
For patron seating or any questions, contact SYV Concert Series Coordinator Linda Burrows directly at 805-705-0938.
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Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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