Picture
Thank you for taking the time to check out this months issue of the Juilliard Journal for an article about Dane's journey across Spain, The Walk to Fisterra. Copies of the Journal are available free of charge at the Juilliard School and by mail. You can also read the article online HERE.

The Camino de Santiago has been a rite of passage and a spiritual quest for more than 1,000 years. Three hundred years since their creation, Bach’s Cello Suites offer modern listeners a musical journey and an endless source of intrigue and inspiration. The Camino de Santiago and Bach’s Suites are both journeys, timeless in their appeal and relevance and available to all people, regardless of background, age or language. —Dane Johansen (M.M. ’08, Artist Diploma ’10, cello; Pre-College faculty)

 
 
Picture
Dane Johansen's CELLO PILGRIMAGE is featured in the September 2014 issue of The STRAD Magazine. Click here for more information and to purchase a digital or print copy. The article covers Dane's experience walking with his cello through Spain following the ancient pilgrimage El Camino De Santiago. During his epic 530 mile walk, Dane played 35 concerts, performing and recording Bach's Suites for Solo Cello. He was accompanied by a brilliant team of filmmakers who captured his journey, the concerts and the stories of other pilgrims. The team will use footage captured over a period of 5 weeks to create a documentary film telling the story of the Camino featuring Dane's musical pilgrimage and his first recording of the Bach Cello Suites. Visit www.walktofisterra.com to learn more!

 
 
Picture
I am very excited to share this link to a 'conversation' I shared over coffee with the Walk to Fisterra Director, Tristan Cook at the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival in Menlo Park, California. Follow this link to watch the entire conversation which covers our experience in Spain walking the Camino de Santiago. Thank you for your interest! You can learn more about our ongoing efforts and offer your support at www.walktofisterra.com.

 
 
Picture
From the Anchorage Symphony Website:


Pride and Joy
Saturday, January 31, 2015- 8pm
featuring Dane Johansen, cello


Haydn.........Cello Concerto in C Major
Mahler......................Symphony No. 5



Alaskans so enjoy the success of fellow Alaskans.  In addition to the 80 remarkable ASO musicians, audiences will delight in the homecoming of Fairbanks native Dane Johansen performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, a work lost for nearly two centuries and uncovered by an archivist in 1961!  A member of the Escher String Quartet and faculty member at The Juilliard School, Mr. Johansen has been praised for his “brave virtuosity” by the New York Times. Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5 takes audiences on an emotional journey from despair to joyous vitality, its conclusion described by one annotator as“ a shout of laughter."


TICKETS AND INFORMATION


 
 
Picture
An announcement for the concert in Arzúa complete with a copy of the poster they used to advertise the event. They must have taken a screen-shot from one of our videos and super imposed my photo! A very kind and generous effort on the part of the city government. Thank you to the Concello of Arzúa for organizing this special concert. Here is a link to the full announcement.

 
 
Picture
The Boulder Bach Beat, an online music magazine edited by Edward McCue, has been re-posting articles about my Walk to Fisterra. Thanks to Mr. McCue, Boulder Bach Beat, and The Boulder Bach Festival for supporting my efforts! 

 
 
Picture
Thank you to El Diario de Leon for announcing today's concert in San Isidoro in the beautiful city of Sahagun. The people of Leon have been particularly friendly and every community in the region has extended us a very warm and enthusiastic welcome. Today's walk was 40 kilometers so I am exhausted but looking forward to the concert. Here is a link to the announcement (Spanish language only). 

 
 
Picture
Thanks to the online magazine, Leon sur Digit@l for announcing the concert in Mansilla de las Mulas on June 5.



El violonchelista estadounidense ofrecerá un concierto dentro de su programa 'Walk to Fisterra' desarrollado a lo largo de las diferentes etapas de la Ruta Jacobea. El violonchelista neoyorquino Dane Johansen ofrecerá un recital de música en Mansilla de las Mulas el próximo jueves, 5 de junio. El músico está realizando el Camino de Santiago (desde la frontera francesa y hasta Fisterra) interpretando piezas de Bach a lo largo de diferentes etapas. Johansen ha elegido Mansilla de las Mulas como sede para uno de sus conciertos. Johansen recorre el Camino acompañado de un equipo de cinematógrafos que elaboran al mismo tiempo un documental con la peregrinación y los distintos conciertos. Los lugares elegidos son siempre espacios simbólicos del trayecto. En Mansilla, el recital tendrá lugar en la iglesia Santa María de Mansilla de las Mulas, a las 19:15 horas, y el recital consistirá en las Suites para violonchelo de Bach.



FULL ARTICLE

 
 
Picture
A huge thank you to Michelle Theall for her article about The Walk to Fisterra! Alaska Magazine is an online publication dedicated to all things Alaska. Michelle wrote beautifully about our efforts and even linked to our Kickstarter and website. The walk in Spain is going very well and all of this publicity is helping with more donations and pledges coming in every day. We still need your support! Visit www.walktofisterra.com to learn how you can help. Read Michelle's full article here.

 
 
Picture
More Spanish buzz, this time from La Rioja and LaRioja.com. Read the article here. (Spanish language only) The journey continues to be very exciting with more and more people attending the concerts and getting excited about the effort. The walking is wonderful in spite of the sore feet and the music making is a pleasure. Spain is a beautiful country and the people here are so appreciative of Bach's music!