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From Bach to Paul Simon. Plus Something Brand New.
7:00PM, Saturday, December 11, 2021
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

English-American flute virtuoso and composer Emi Ferguson mixes it up with Frankly Music this December. Our Saturday evening program features intertwined selections from Paul Simon, Emi's own composition, various selections from J.S. Bach --- plus the local premiere of Air in Motion by composer Pierre Jalbert. A string quartet of Frank Almond and crew, plus …

Emi Ferguson,Baroque-pop Flute Virtuoso
Frank Almondviolin
Lijia Phang,violin
Samantha Rodriguez,viola
Adrien Zitoun,cello
Bach:Goldberg Variations, aria
Bach:chorale TBA
Bach:Goldberg Variation 13
Berio:Black is the Color
Trad. folk:Barbara Allen
Ferguson:Toutes Les Nuits
Bach:Goldberg Variations Quodlibet, var 30
Bach:Chorale TBA
Paul Simon/Bach:American Tune
Pierre Jalbert:Air in Motion (local premiere)

The Stradivarius Affair” – Vanity Fair, November 2014

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even logical.

Read the complete feature in the November 2014 edition of Vanity Fair by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger.

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A Violin’s Life Vol. 2: Music for The ‘Lipiński’ Stradivari

The saga of the Lipiński Stradivarius of 1715 continues in this sequel to the critically acclaimed A Violin’s Life. Again we include compositions that have a connection to this storied violin’s history and pedigree. After a close brush with tragedy when the violin was stolen in 2014 and recovered after a valiant police pursuit, the violin’s story begins another chapter.