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Best-known to D.C. audiences as a co-founder of the adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider, violinist Johnny Gandelsman has re-imagined the works of Bach, recording not only the complete violin sonatas and partitas, but also the complete cello suites, praised by the New York Times for “an improvisatory feel of folk music.” His new project, This is America, is a set of 22 works for solo violin born out of the social-justice reckoning of 2020. The project highlights a diverse group of composers, including women, people of color, people of all ages, and representatives of myriad genres and backgrounds. The concert includes a new composition by Anjna Swaminathan, commissioned by Washington Performing Arts.

Ticketing Note: All reservations for this free event will be administered by the Library of Congress at a future date—reservations may not be added to Washington Performing Arts subscription orders.

Co-presented with The Library of Congress

This engagement of Johnny Gandelsman is made possible through the Special Presenter Initiatives program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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Sponsorships are available for this performance and others in the 2021/22 season. Contact Elizabeth Racheva, Chief Advancement Officer, at Sponsorship@WashingtonPerformingArts.org or (202) 533-1862 to learn more.

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