Critically acclaimed violinist Johnny Gandelsman performs solo at SUNY-New Paltz on Saturday, September 22. Gandelsman is a mainstay in the New York City New Music scene, a founding member of the hip string quartet Brooklyn Rider and a longtime member of the Silk Road Ensemble, founded by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. His unique interpretations of classic works of Bach have garnered praise from The New York Times, National Public Radio and more. Tickets for the concert cost $15 for general public, $10 for seniors (62+) and New Paltz faculty/staff and $3 for students.
At 1 p.m. that afternoon, Gandelsman will lead a workshop intended for string players, especially high school and college students, who are active in local orchestras. The workshop will feature special guest Jay Ungar, fiddle-player and director of the Ashokan Center. The workshop takes place on campus at the Max & Nadia Shepard Recital Hall.
Johnny Gandelsman concert, Saturday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., $15/$10/$3, McKenna Theatre, SUNY-New Paltz, (845) 257-2700, www.newpaltz.edu/music/gandelsman.