St. Paul, Minn. — Matt Haimovitz is helping the Minnesota Sinfonia celebrate its 25th anniversary season with a series of concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Haimovitz was also Steve Staruch’s guest Thursday afternoon.
Haimovitz and Staruch had an opportunity to chat about the featured work on the Minnesota Sinfonia program, Ernest Bloch’s “Schelomo, a Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra.”
“There! Do you hear it? There is a whispering of wings in the silence of the night. They’re coming. With features as white as snow, and faces as bright as the moonlight.
They come to chase the nightmares that gallop through the dark and to harvest the light of the stars. They spread it over roofs and beds and sleeping eyes And fill the night with music…” Continue reading →
Cellist and multiple Grammy winner Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing fresh music to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals, intimate coffee houses—just about anywhere he can reach listeners with passionate performances of world class music.
Matt Haimovitz talks about his collaboration with Christopher O’Riley on Shuffle.Play.Listen and the release of Angel Heart, a music storybook. Main Street’s Ashley Thornberg talks about her impromptu narrating performance with Matt as he played solo selections from Angel Heart, a music storybook.
These days it’s not unusual to find classical musicians performing in unlikely venues — pubs, clubs and out-of-the-way places. But long before this trend took hold there was Matt Haimovitz. Continue reading →