Edgar Meyer, double bass to Perform in Durham at Duke University on March 1, 2012

Edgar Meyer
Bassist Edgar Meyer is set to perform on at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham, North Carolina on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm.

Whether playing classical music with Yo-Yo Ma and Zakir Hussain or Americana with Chris Thile and Béla Fleck, the inimitable Edgar Meyer is the undisputed master of the double bass — “the best alive,” says San Diego Magazine.

A MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher Prize winner (a first for a bassist), he creates impeccable new classical music and ingenious transcriptions of Bach’s cello suites for double bass, full of fiendishly difficult effects rendered with deceptive ease. Bringing a lively suite of this material to a rare solo show at Reynolds, a prolific collaborator and roundly acknowledged genius gets his individual due.

Recordings available:

Edgar Meyer, double bass
Thursday, March 1 • 8 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Tickets: $38 • $32 • $5 Duke students

Tickets for all concerts on sale through Duke Performances’ website: www.dukeperformances.org, at the Duke University Box Office on the top level of the Bryan Center, or by calling (919) 684-4444.

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