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“L’Invitation au Voyage” by Virgil Boutellis-Taft

French violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft returns to Carnegie Hall on December 1st to present his new album Entre Occident et Orient with the French pianist Guillaume Vincent. Composer Paul Cantelon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Other Boleyn Girl, New York I Love You…) joins Virgil to premiere his new work, dedicated to the violinist.

Performers
Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Violin
Guillaume Vincent, Piano
Guest Artist: Paul Cantelon, Piano

Program
Paul Cantelon New Work (World Premiere)
Debussy Violin Sonata
Piazolla Cafe 1930
Saint-Saëns Danse macabre, Op. 40 (arr. Saint-Saëns)
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68
And works by Philippe Hersant and Aminollah-André Hossein (arr. Tara Kamangar)

About Virgil Boutellis-Taft
Described as an “unrivaled violinist,” “of fiery temperament”, Virgil Boutellis-Taft regularly gives solo and chamber music concerts in Europe and the United States. Next season he will be performing at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, at Wigmore Hall in London, and beyond.