Michi Wiancko in A Stone Church by Candlelight concert

Michi Wancko, poetry and solo violin at the Immanuel Episcopal Church

BELLOWS FALLS — Michi Wiancko has been described by Gramophone as an "alluring soloist with heightened expressive and violinistic gifts," and she will be performing a Stone Church by Candlelight concert on Saturday, Feb. 3,  at 7:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Episcopal Church.

Internationally-acclaimed violinist and composer Michi Wiancko will be performing a mix of original compositions for five-string electric violin inspired by poetry, and classical solo works composed for traditional four-string acoustic violin. For some of the work, Michi will be utilizing electronic pedals typically used by guitars: octave, reverb, volume, and looping. With the looping pedal, Wiancko will create layer upon layer of subtly shifting sound, mimicking the full sound of a large ensemble.

Wiancko has performed and toured extensively with a diverse array of today's leading ensembles and soloists in classical and contemporary music.

As a composer, Wiancko has written an ever-growing body of work for her band, Kono Michi, described by The Strad as "intriguing and exquisitely beautiful music that breaks through the pop classical barrier."

Highlights from her current season include a Steve Reich world premiere in Carnegie Hall with ICE, duo concerts with pianist Michael Mizrahi, a collaborative electro-acoustic project with composers William Brittelle, Daniel Wohl, and Missy Mazzoli, and a national tour of a production of the epic Persian love story, Layla and Majnun — a collaboration between Mark Morris Dance Group, Silk Road Ensemble, and one of Azerbaijan's national Wiancko will perform a Stone Church by Candlelight concert on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and at stonechurcharts.org.


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