Solo - Tracy Silverman

Solo

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Exploring the limitless possibilities of what he calls “21st-century violin playing”, Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin synthesizes his eclectic background in classical, rock, jazz and world music into an evening-length performance called “Concerto for One”, a genre-bending solo tour de force of stylistic breadth and emotional depth.  Utilizing electronics and live loop recording, solo arrangements of concertos written for Silverman by John Adams, Terry Riley, Kenji Bunch, Silverman’s own 2 concertos and a recent concerto by Nico Muhly come to full symphonic life. Expect a few choice extras by anyone from Hendrix to Bach.

“The greatest living exponent of the electric violin”—BBC Radio

“Blazing virtuosity. You’ll be astonished that anyone can play the violin like that.” –John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

“Tracy has developed his own unique style of violin playing—a marvel of expressiveness.” –Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer John Adams

“Tracy’s violin is like an orchestra in and of itself.” –composer Terry Riley