Dotted Line: Flea, Carnegie Hall cellist to preform at Art Center

October 26, 2012

Flea, the famed (and sometimes pants-less) bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will share the stage at Art Center College of Design with some interesting company: a Carnegie Hall cellist Continue reading

Proust Eats a Sandwich: Speakeasy cello

October 21, 2012

On Friday, there was no vibraslap in sight, though some talking of slapping a few of our fellow patrons at an unspeakable place down in the sea of warehouses in KC’s West Bottoms. Continue reading Meet the cellist: From Bach to Hendrix Haimovitz took Bach to the bars, now he premieres Glass concert with CSO

March 29, 2012

Cellist Matt Haimovitz performs the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Cello Concerto No. 2, “Naqoyqatsi,” with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this weekend / Provided; Steph Mackinnon

As a cellist, Matt Haimovitz’s classical artistry is well known, ever since he made his debut in 1984 at age 13 with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. But in 2000, Haimovitz took what was then viewed as a bold new path. Continue reading

Chicago Classical Music: Backstage Blog: Musicians in Action

November 09, 2011

It’s been said that musicians should not meddle in politics. It is significantly less dangerous to engage in pure art.” – Gidon Kremer

When musicians step beyond the role of artist and into the role of activist, they bring attention to themselves in a way that almost certainly alienates some part of their audience. Matt Haimovitz supports the Occupy Wall Street movement. Does that impact your decision to listen or not listen to his music? Continue reading