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MATT HAIMOVITZ

MATT HAIMOVITZ

“Haimovitz's ingenuity, inventiveness and the sheer range of sounds he is able to produce from his instrument is jaw-dropping”

-All Music Guide

“Hearing a cello played with such fervor and commitment- not to mention high artistry- is a priceless experience”

-Los Angeles Times

“It was some of the most moving and soulful playing heard by this listener in a very long time.”

-The New York Times

“...a musician who positively thrives on challenge...”

-The New York Times

“...in his hands, Bach's music turns into quotidian sound, a music fully part of the now.”

-The New York Times

“..calls forth a dazzling spectrum of sounds from the depths of his instrument.”

-The New Yorker

“Haimovitz's unstoppably committed, enthusiastic playing, superbly controlled in tone, attack, vibrato and more.”

-The Strad

THE BACH SUITES: A MOVEABLE FEAST – TOURING 16-17-18

Acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz now offers a brilliant musical variation on the concept of A Moveable Feast. In advance of releasing the complete set of Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, he’ll offer a unique experience- unparalleled in the classical music world.

Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (1717-1723) are some of the most moving and spiritual compositions for a solo instrument in history.

Matt Haimovitz begins the feast by performing three of these in separate locations around the community or campus. Each suite is a masterpiece on its own, but, in addition to the suites, overtures by Philip Glass, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, and others are performed. Ideal locations for each of these mini-concerts (each runs about 35 mins) are galleries, libraries, chapels, or other locations with excellent acoustics. It is encouraged to use social media to promote these mini- performances and to motivate audience/community members to follow the music and attend each of the programs. No tech other than a chair is required. The visit concludes with a formal recital of the balance of the suites in the concert hall.

The 16-17 season includes Moveable Feasts at; the Ringling International Festival, SUNY/Purchase, UA Presents in Tucson, the University of Utah and BYU, Soka University in Los Angeles, Connecticut College, and the Beaux Arts Museum in Montreal.

The list of composers who have been commissioned to write the Overtures for the Bach Suites are as follows:

Bach Suite I – Philip Glass
Bach Suite II – Du Yun
Bach Suite III – Vijay Iyer
Bach Suite IV – Roberto Sierra
Bach Suite V – David Sanford
Bach Suite VI – Luna Pearl Woolf

A possible example schedule:

Day 1.
Overture & Bach Suite #1- library- noon
Overture & Bach Suite #3- rotunda of county courthouse, campus Hillel, lobby of the medical center- 3pm
Overture & Bach Suite #5- local church, campus chapel, campus student center- 5pm

Day 2.
Masterclass with cello students or early music students
Overtures and Bach Suites #2, #4, #6- Concert Hall

THE BACH SUITES: A MOVEABLE FEAST – TOURING 16-17-18

Acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz now offers a brilliant musical variation on the concept of A Moveable Feast. In advance of releasing the complete set of Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, he’ll offer a unique experience- unparalleled in the classical music world.

Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (1717-1723) are some of the most moving and spiritual compositions for a solo instrument in history.

Matt Haimovitz begins the feast by performing three of these in separate locations around the community or campus. Each suite is a masterpiece on its own, but, in addition to the suites, overtures by Philip Glass, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, and others are performed. Ideal locations for each of these mini-concerts (each runs about 35 mins) are galleries, libraries, chapels, or other locations with excellent acoustics. It is encouraged to use social media to promote these mini- performances and to motivate audience/community members to follow the music and attend each of the programs. No tech other than a chair is required. The visit concludes with a formal recital of the balance of the suites in the concert hall.

The 16-17 season includes Moveable Feasts at; the Ringling International Festival, SUNY/Purchase, UA Presents in Tucson, the University of Utah and BYU, Soka University in Los Angeles, Connecticut College, and the Beaux Arts Museum in Montreal.

The list of composers who have been commissioned to write the Overtures for the Bach Suites are as follows:

Bach Suite I – Philip Glass
Bach Suite II – Du Yun
Bach Suite III – Vijay Iyer
Bach Suite IV – Roberto Sierra
Bach Suite V – David Sanford
Bach Suite VI – Luna Pearl Woolf

A possible example schedule:

Day 1.
Overture & Bach Suite #1- library- noon
Overture & Bach Suite #3- rotunda of county courthouse, campus Hillel, lobby of the medical center- 3pm
Overture & Bach Suite #5- local church, campus chapel, campus student center- 5pm

Day 2.
Masterclass with cello students or early music students
Overtures and Bach Suites #2, #4, #6- Concert Hall

WATCH

Matt Haimovitz - Crypt Session, Philip Glass - Overture
Matt Haimovitz - In Studio with Vijay Iyer - Overtures to Bach
Matt Haimovitz - Suite I in G Major, BMV 1007 - Prelude

LISTEN

Bach - Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007
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721 Hyde Park   Doylestown, PA 18902
p. 267-880-3750 f. 267-880-3757
© 2017 Baylin Artists Management