We are in the press in Spain! Thanks to El Correo Gallego The Walk to Fisterra has been featured as something to watch in Spain. We are so excited for the journey and cannot wait to see what Spain has in store for us. Check out the article here. (Spanish language only)
Thanks to Gregory Stepanich in Miami for his article about The Walk to Fisterra. Gregory and I had a wonderful conversation over the phone and I was happy for the opportunity to tell him all about this long time dream of mine. He wrote beautifully in this article and was very kind to advertise my performance with the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach and our efforts to raise money to support the trip to Spain. Thank you again, Gregory! Gregory writes for the Knight Arts organization, a foundation supporting the arts in South Florida and elsewhere throughout the United States. Read the FULL ARTICLE.
Spanish Press - Un reconocido violonchelista estadounidense pondrá música de Bach a las iglesias del Camino
Thanks to Olalla Sanchez for this article about The Walk to Fisterra in La Voz de Santiago, one of the most read news publications in Spain. We are departing in a week and this press from Spain in very encouraging! Hopefully everyone will be excited for our efforts and eager to share and appreciate the music. Today I performed at the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. Thanks to Vicky and Chris Kellogg and Michael Finn for there generosity and support! The concert was a success and hopefully we will raise the funds we need to succeed in our Kickstarter campaign. Read more at www.walktofisterra.com and find out how you can support our efforts.
I am producing a recording and film project about my musical pilgrimage with Bach's Cello Suites along the ancient Camino de Santiago. My team and I used Kickstarter to raise some of the funds we need to make a film and recording. Please watch the video and lend us your support! Visit the project website: www.walktofisterra.com, Find us on Facebook and Twitter!
An Extraordinary Musical Pilgrimage
By: Edna Landau
House concerts are a wonderful way to discover new talent. My friend Michael Reingold, who is the founder and Artistic Director of New York House Concerts, recently invited me to hear a young American cellist by the name of Dane Johansen in a concert consisting of two Bach solo suites and a solo suite by Gaspar Cassadó. I knew very little about Mr. Johansen upon arriving at the concert but quickly ascertained that Michael Reingold’s advance words of praise were well-deserved. What really captured my attention, apart from the very fine playing, was the following note in the program:
Dane’s Walk to Fisterra: In May 2014, Dane Johansen will travel to Spain and walk close to 600 miles – with his cello – along the Camino de Santiago and record Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello in ancient historic sites along the route. To learn more about Dane’s journey to Spain and to help him with a contribution, please visit WalkToFisterra.com.
As someone who rarely walks more than two miles a day (without a cello), you can imagine my fascination with the prospect of Dane’s journey. Was this a stunt designed to attract media attention? I introduced myself to him after the concert and had an opportunity to meet with him over coffee a few weeks later.
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I had a great time performing last week at the American Irish Historical Society on 5th Avenue across from the Metropolitan Museum at 80th street. The wonderful people there were so kind to host a concert and to invite people they thought might be willing to become involved in a supportive way with my efforts in Spain. It was a lovely evening and there were indeed some very interesting individuals in attendance (I wish I could tell you all about them but am sure they prefer to remain anonymous, at least for now)! The American Irish Historical Society has become a home for me as I have now performed there a hand-full of times in recent years. They have a monthly concert series curated by Jim Jacobs, Dr. Kevin Cahill and Chris Cahill of the AIHS and The Juilliard School which often provides the young talent. I am hoping to present a concert there next year with a pianist friend of mine, Victor Stanislavsky, in anticipation of a recital we are performing at the Tel Aviv Art Museum November 24.
I am excited for this upcoming show! The Players Club is located at 16 Gramercy Park South and is a place worth seeing when you have the opportunity. There is so much rich history at the club as it was the home of Edwin Booth, one of the great "players" of his day, and a meeting place through the years for many auspicious characters including Mark Twain and Walter Cronkite. Patrick Terry, my friend and the Producer for The Walk to Fisterra, is a member of The Players Club and is hosting this event. Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP. All proceeds from this benefit concert will support The Walk to Fisterra. Donations are happily accepted at the door. We hope to see you there!
The concert on Tuesday, March 11 was a success. We had a wonderful audience and everyone enjoyed very much listening to the music resound in such a beautiful space. I want to express my gratitude to Michael Reingold of NYC House Concerts, Janet Sachs, Congregation Shaare Zedek, Irene and Olivia Katrandjian and my team, Patrick Terry, Tristan Cook, Austin Kase and Ben Nemzer for their help in making the production a success. Thank you all! Please join us for upcoming concerts at The Players Club on March 26th, at the American Irish Historical Society on April 9th and at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn on May 11th. Check back for frequent updates about these and other concerts!
Dane will be performing on Tuesday, March 11, at Congregation Shaare Zedek on New York's Upper West Side. Works to include Johann Sebastian Bach's Suites for Solo Cello in D minor and C Major as well as the Suite for Solo Cello by Gaspar Cassado. The concert is a benefit/fundraiser for Dane's upcoming trip to Spain and for the creation of his film recording of Bach's Six Suites. Visit the website to learn more about The Walk to Fisterra. Please bring your friends and join us for some wonderful music. Come say hello to Dane after the concert and ask about the reception...
March 11, 2014 7:30 PM
Hosted by Congregation Shaare Zedek
212 West 93rd Street btw Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.
Tickets at sznyc.org
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 for students and members of Shaare Zedek