Cellist Matt Haimovitz gets his kicks out of mixing it up, playing Arcade Fire at a pop-up concert one day, then restringing his instrument with gut strings to play period Beethoven the next. For tonight’s Toronto visit with the Ontario Philharmonic at Koerner Hall, he reaches into the heart of the repertoire with Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo. Continue reading →
On the first Monday in May each year, schools across Canada celebrate the impact of music and music education with Music Monday. To mark the occasion, we invited several prominent Canadian musicians across a variety of genres to pen a letter to a music teacher who has greatly influenced their career. Then, when possible, we spoke to the teacher about the letter.
Matt Haimovitz plays cello in nightclubs, coffeehouses, dives and roadside joints. And also in concert halls, as he will Saturday and Sunday with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. A child prodigy who was once called “the greatest talent I’ve ever taught” by Continue reading →
Next weekend, May 7 and 8, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra performs the last concert of the season, “The Fabric of America,” with William Schuman’s New England Triptych: Three Pieces for Orchestra after William Billings; Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring: Suite and Lincoln Portrait; and Continue reading →
When last we heard Matt Haimovitz’s cello, it was scratching and scraping through a gloriously raucous rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s own rendering of “The Star Spangled Banner.” For more than five concentrated minutes, Haimovitz wrenched every last idiomatic drop from his 300-year-old instrument. To the underage punks outside on State Street, it no doubt sounded like Continue reading →
Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz — an acclaimed virtuoso whose eclectic repertoire spans Bach to Bartók to Jimi Hendrix — will grace the stages of two local venues in May, performing benefit concerts for Rachel’s Table and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Continue reading →
Listening to classical music is an emotion-soaked experience that leaves your heart racing one second and nearly lulls you into a state of euphoria the next.
On Friday, world renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz comes to the Sheldon Museum of Art, with a few friends, to demonstrate what live classical music can sound like in the hands of one of the imminent players of our time. Continue reading →