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Faculty Artist Series: Igor Kalnin, violin

  • Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Location: Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

The project “Hope: Music for Solo Violin” is focusing on music written for unaccompanied violin, selected with the idea of hopeful change in individual lives and our society. The initial idea started to develop in the Summer of 2020, when our country and the entire world were grappling with the global pandemic and social unrest. As an artist, I was looking for ways to overcome the despair and isolation that settled in our society and to find more hopeful prospects. In this project, the idea of hope is explored with the multi-directional approach, when some pieces focus on the individual emotional journey, while other reflect on the state of our society. Some pieces, such as music of Bach and Paganini, are from the past, while other, such as “Ascending to Light” by Saidaminova, were composed specifically for this project. As a fundamental principle, the repertoire was selected to showcase the many voices of different races, ethnicities, and cultures. It is my hope and belief that classical music can help build bridges between various social, ethnic, and cultural groups, and promote and inspire social harmony, understanding, and mutual support.

This project is supported by Doris and Ragnvald Ylvisaker Endowment for Faculty Growth.

Masks are required for this event.

Igor Kalnin

Assistant Professor of Music - Violin

Questions? Contact Igor Kalnin, 563-387-2209