Detroit Performs: Shuffle. Play. Listen. Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz with Chris Felcyn

January 8, 2014

shuffle1 credit Sarah Scott

Pianist Christopher O’Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz will be appearing in concerts sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Detroit this weekend. On Thursday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. they’ll be guests of Chris Felcyn on The Well-Tempered Wireless program of WRCJ 90.9 FM. Tune in and find out which Jimmy Stewart co-star has become a big fan of their music.
On Friday, Jan. 10 experience the pair in “Shuffle. Play. Listen.” at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. The innovative concert with audience seating on the Music Hall stage with the artists begins at 8 p.m.


In the program, pianist Christopher O’Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz join together to bend the boundaries between classical and pop music styles. The program showcases their talents as collaborators and soloists, defining what it means to be an artist in the 21st Century. Audiences will hear works by Bach and Gabrieli, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, Piazzolla and Stravinsky – music featured on their critically aclaimed double CD recording on the Oxingale label.

The first half of Shuffle. Play. Listen. will be pre-arranged. The second half of the concert will be programmed spontaneously, with the artists sharing their thoughts on the program, and allowing the music to flow seamlessly from one genre to the next. More info here and here.

Please let us know your thoughts on the interview and the concert. We welcome your comments below and will share them online and on-air.

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