July 9, 2015 Sometimes an artist’s most meaningful projects arise by chance, in everyday interactions, rather than through any grand plan. So, it seems, was the case with the intrepid […]
March 23, 2015 An internationally known cellist lands in Charlotte for one night to play Bach. And the venue he picks is … a coffeehouse? Well, why not? Johann Sebastian […]
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Matt Haimovitz | photo by Stephanie McKinnon Thursday 19 Matt Haimovitz — Matt Haimovitz — who ranks among the world’s very best cellists — is performing his interpretation […]
Twelve years ago, the cellist Matt Haimovitz played “The Star-Spangled Banner” – Jimi Hendrix’s version – live at CBGB. The story is told in Reinventing Bach. Haimovitz studied with Yo-Yo Ma, enrolled at Harvard, and then dropped out of college and the classical-music recital circuit at once. The gig at CBGB – in October 2002 – was just one gig in a tour of nightclubs, cafes and restaurants in support of a self-financed CD. He played three of Bach’s cello suites, a recent piece by a living composer, and a four-string acoustic reduction of the Hendrix anthem from Woodstock — rendering feedback, string bends, dive-bomb runs, and discordura, and interpolating a few bars of “Taps.” TheWall Street Journal’s critic griped that he couldn’t hear the cello over the clinking bottles.
April 27, 2014 This week we revisit some of Team Triad Arts’ choice recent interviews, and get a musical look at this Earth Day Weekend. Guitarist David English is one […]
It’s been more than a dozen years since Matt Haimovitz first took Bach’s solo cello suites on tour across North America in nontraditional venues. On Saturday, he brought them to Georgetown’s Dumbarton Church, where he presented the six suites — split in two back-to-back performances — in a refreshing old-meets-new light.
September 11, 2013 Simple Measures Cello Divas II (Nov 15 at Town Hall, Nov 17 at Mount Baker Community Club, simplemeasures.org): Matt Haimovitz is the cellist who made his name playing […]