“2020” by Ebun Oguntola – Virtual Concert ft. Johnny Gandelsman

Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, many musical festivals, concerts, and events have been cancelled, as large gatherings are no longer permitted due to the possible spread of the disease. This is a problem because it is now difficult to share music, especially within our local communities. I have realized that it is important to utilize our resources, and one of those resources is the internet.

I have thought up of an idea to have a virtual concert online. Basically, the musicians each played their part of a piece I composed and recorded themselves playing it separately. I then edit them together and refined it. This musical work that I wrote, narrated all of these grievous current events (Australian fires, locusts in Africa, the coronavirus originating from China, and outbreak within the US) happening all throughout our world affecting everyone. For each event that I write about, the music will be culturally inspired by where they geographically originated from.

I am also so honored to be able to feature Johnny Gandelsman as a soloist for this project. He is a Grammy-award winning violinist and producer as well as a founding member of the NYC-based string quartet Brooklyn Rider and member of the world music collective, Silkroad Ensemble. https://johnnygandelsman.com/about

Composer & Editor: Ebun Oguntola
Violin Soloist: Johnny Gandelsman
Violinist: Edgar Tumajyan
Violist: Jessica Tumajyan
Pianist: Ida Trebicka
Cellist: Katherine Wynn
Marimbist: Jonah Suave

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Thank you to everyone who helped! And thank you for watching!