UtahPresents Brings Acclaimed Cellist Matt Haimovitz to the University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – September 20, 2016 – As part of the UtahPresents 2016-17 season and the Virtuoso Concert Series, Matt Haimovitz will perform The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast – Overtures to Bach in Salt Lake City in early October. 

Three of the suites, with new overtures commissioned for this work, will be performed at Libby Gardner Concert Hall on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25, with a $5 ticket for U of U students and a $10 ticket for non-U students and youth under 18, and are available at 801-581-7100 or utahpresents.org

 

In addition to the public performance on October 7, Haimovitz will perform some of the suites as “pop-up” mini-concerts on October 4. Details of these pop-up performances will be announced on the UtahPresents Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/utahpresents/).

 

Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist MATT HAIMOVITZ is praised by The New York Times as a “ferociously talented cellist who brings his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles” and by The New Yorker as “remarkable virtuoso” who “never turns in a predictable performance.” He has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses – any place where passionate music can be heard. He brings a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, champions new music, and initiates groundbreaking collaborations, as well as creating innovative recording projects. Besides his relentless touring schedule, he mentors an award-winning studio of young cellists at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal.

 

View a video clip of Matt Haimovitz: https://youtu.be/O70VCeTldog

 

View and download high-resolution photos of Matt Haimovitz:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hq1ywb1mnhtd66i/AABQ2K-EdAe9jyufY_ZGOS-wa?dl=0

 

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About UtahPresents

UtahPresents, a multi-disciplinary presenter at the University of Utah, brings diverse artistic and cultural experiences to campus and the region, exploring and enriching the human experience through the lens of creativity and the arts.

 

As stewards of the iconic Kingsbury Hall, we provide a valuable gathering space for community events and campus partners.  Through a breadth of collaborations, UtahPresents encourages curiosity, enhances cultural vibrancy, and creates connections beyond the stage.

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