The performance had the improvisatory feel of folk music, but it was in fact a survey of Bach’s towering six cello suites — transformed, with foot-tapping joy, for a smaller string instrument. – The New York Times

GRAMMY Award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman is bringing his masterful performance of J.S.Bach’s Complete Cello Suites to St Mary of the Angels in his first ever New Zealand performance.

Following his celebrated debut recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, the co-founder of Brooklyn Rider and member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble will perform all six Cello Suites on the violin.

A virtuoso across a range of styles, Gandelsman's folksy interpretation of this classic work exceeds a note-to-note transcription, celebrating improvisation and ingenuity.

Whether you're a seasoned classical music aficionado or a newcomer seeking a gateway into the world of Bach, Johnny Gandelsman's Cello Suites will enchant and inspire.

There is a post-show talk after the performance.

Tohunga kaiwhakatangi tōiri, kaiwhakaputa rongonui, ko Johnny Gandelsman tēnā me tāna whakaaturanga te haere mai nei. I whakawhiwhia a ia ki tētehi tohu whai mana i te kairangi o tāna whakatangi tōiri. Ko te momo o tana whakatangi, he whenumi i te tawhito, i te hou, he whakamātau, otirā he whakaaweawe. Ko te whakaaturanga tuatahi tēnei āna, ki Aotearoa nei.

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Post-show talk after the performance.

Show duration 2 hrs. No interval

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