Johnny Gandelsman: JS Bach Cello Suites (transcribed for violin)

Solo concert by the Brooklyn Rider violinist


$40 general / $32 members 2 hours, with intermission

Tue, Mar 24, 2020



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Irish Arts Center
553 W 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


In lieu of his originally scheduled Irish Arts Center performance, you can watch Johnny play JS Bach's Cello Suites live on Facebook 6pm EST every other night(ish) through March 31. Here's the full schedule—watch the streams at

Thursday, March 20 - 6PM EST
JS Bach: Cello Suite No.1

Sunday, March 22 - 6PM EST
JS Bach: Cello Suite No.2

Tuesday, March 24 - 6PM EST
JS Bach:  Cello Suite No.3

Thursday, March 26 - 6PM EST
JS Bach: Cello Suite No.4

Saturday, March 28 - 6PM EST
JS Bach: Cello Suite No.5

Monday, March 30 - 6PM EST
JS Bach: Cello Suite No.6

Tuesday, March 31 (Bach's birthday) - 6PM EST
JS Bach: Complete Cello Suites

Johnny Gandelsman
, Grammy award-winning violinist with celebrated quartet Brooklyn Rider and part of Martin Hayes's 2016 Irish Arts Center residency, performs JS Bach's cello suites, transcribed for violin. Gandelsman’s years of experience working with master musicians from various world traditions (including Bela Fleck, Kayhan Kalhor, and Hayes) injects a refreshing and deeply personal viewpoint to these magnificent works.

“Sparklingly personal Bach, shorn of grandeur, lofted by the spirit of dance, and as predictable as the flight of a swallow”—The Boston Globe

“Exquisite expressive directness”—San Francisco Chronicle

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