Violinist Johnny Gandelsman presents ‘This Is America: Part III’ at Next Stage Arts

Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, presents violinist and former member of Silkroad Ensemble Johnny Gandelsman, performing Part III of This Is America, a collection of works written in response to the turbulent and disconnected time of the early pandemic and the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

The anthology of compositions will be performed at Next Stage as part of Gandelsman's year-long residency at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Part II of the series was performed at Next Stage in February, "to a deeply appreciative audience," Next Stage staff report.

"Johnny's upcoming show [...] is not just a performance," says Keith Marks, executive director of Next Stage Arts, in a news release, "it's a journey into the heart of his latest project, This Is America. Johnny brings a wealth of cultural influences to the stage."

In 2020, Gandelsman invited a wide array of American or U.S.-based composers to reflect on the current state of society in a personal and intimate way. Over the course of a year-long residency at the Hopkins Center, Gandelsman performed the anthology and expanded the project with three new Hopkins Center-commissioned pieces.

Part III of the series will include a new work by composer Gabriel Kahane, performed by Gandelsman as part of his anthology. Kahane will be in residence to shed light on his new work.

This concert is presented and commissioned by the Hopkins Center in collaboration with Next Stage Arts. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for access to the livestream. Advance tickets are available at Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar. For more information, call 802-387-0102.

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