Saturday, January 9, 2010

Like Bach? Have I Got A Concert For You

Icelandic Violinist,Hlíf Sigurjónsdóttir, is playing Bach this coming Monday, January 11th, right here in New York City, and if you have time and inclination to take in this concert, and like this kind of music, you should not miss it.

Hlif is a friend of mine and an accomplished musician who has played with the Icelandic Symphony and performed all over the world as a solo artist. Monday, she is playing a concert that is a Bach afficionado's dream at Merkin Hall ( Kaufman Center) in Manhattan. If you haven't been to the Merkin, it's by Lincoln Center and the accoustics are to die for.

Hlif will be playing two Partitas and one Sonata for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach and the haunting "Wintertrees" composed in 1983 especially for her, by Icelandic composer Jónas Tómasson.

You can get to know Hlif better by checking out her website, visiting her on Facebook, or listening to the video I've posted below for a taste of her playing.

Hope I'll see you at the concert-- if so here's a link to program and ticket details, how to get there and even a list of nearby restaurants. See you Monday at the Merkin Concert Hall at 8:00 clock. Get ready for some Bach that rocks:-)

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