South Florida Classical Review: Cellist Haimovitz a late addition to New World concert

January 15, 2014

This weekend’s New World Symphony concert just got an extra bit of added star power.

Cellist Matt Haimovitz will perform the cello part in Gyorgy Kurtág’s Double Concerto for Piano, Cello and Two Chamber Ensembles at the New World Symphony Saturday night.

“What an amazing piece the Kurtag is!” said Haimovitz. “I did not know the Double Concerto. It’s an ingenious and complex microtonal score with each soloist in charge of an ensemble within the orchestra.

“I would have agreed to play it in Siberia….but I’ll take Miami.”

The “Sounds of the Times” concert, which will be conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw, will also include Kurtág’s …quasi una fantasia…, Ligeti’s Double Concerto for Flute and Oboe, and Bartók’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at New World Center, Miami Beach.

By: Lawrence A. Johnson

Read at: South Florida Classical Review

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