Christopher O’Riley / Matt Haimovitz: Shuffle.Play.Listen.
- March 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Christopher O’Riley, piano
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Two outstanding artists, each known for breaking down the barriers in classical music, come together in a collaboration that weaves in and out of the classical and pop music genres. This fascinating program explores the lyrical and virtuosic beauty of their instruments and spans centuries and genres with works by Bach, Radiohead, Piazzolla, and Stravinsky among others. Recognized as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Christopher O’Riley has toured extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician; hosts the popular NPR program, From the Top; and has released a set of acclaimed recordings. “O’Riley played so delicately that he seemingly left no fingerprints on the keys, yet his melodies sung out with sweet clarity.” (The Washington Post) Matt Hamovitz debuted as a cello soloist at age 13 with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, and has since worked toward redefining the role of a classical artist, performing at coffeehouses and clubs along with international engagements. “Hearing a cello played with such fervor and commitment—not to mention high artistry—is a priceless experience.” (Los Angeles Times)
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