Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
“A shatteringly beautiful performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time.’”
-The Jewish Week
In this reframing of Olivier Messiaen’s masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time, clarinetist David Krakauer — praised internationally for his ability to play in a myriad of music genres with “prodigious chops” (The New Yorker) and “soulfulness and electrifying showiness” (The New York Times) — and musical pioneer cellist Matt Haimovitz — described as “one of the leading cellists of his generation” (The New York Times) and “intensely sensitive and perfectly poised (Gramophone Magazine) — have created a recording and live concert experience of great emotional power. Continue reading →
Pianist Christopher O’Riley’s virtuosity, showmanship and iconoclast status make him the Franz Liszt of our time. In O’Riley’s Liszt, Chris delves into the transcriptions of that master interpreter, adding his own touches and insight to the music of Mozart, Wagner, Berlioz, Schubert and Schumann. This multi-layered audio and visual experience Continue reading →
Shuffle.Play.Listen unites ground-breaking, Grammy-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz with pianist Christopher O Riley, host of NPR and PBS’s popular weekly radio and television series, From the Top, in a collaboration that blurs the boundaries between classical and pop music. Continue reading →
Meeting of the Spirits was nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album and was one of the projects credited for David Frost’s win for Grammy for Best Classical Producer.
Renowned for his fascinating and far-reaching musical adventures and fearlessly virtuosic performances — whether in a club or on one of the world’s great stages — cellist Matt Haimovitz harnesses his eight-piece ensemble of “cello warriors” (San Jose Mercury News), Uccello, for a new program of jazz classics Continue reading →
A sequel to his 50-State solo cello tour and recording, Anthem, released in 2003, Figment is a return to Haimovitz’s signature solo set, embracing the musical communities of his two home countries, the US and Canada. Inspired by Continue reading →
Works for solo cello by Ned Rorem, Paul Morevec and Lewis Spratlan.
After Reading Shakespeare features literary-themed solo cello suites by three beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning American composers. These witty and lyrical suites bring to life characters and quotations from Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Continue reading →