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.
- In North America: Edgar Meyer, Uncommon Ritual, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass, Meyer & Bottesini Concertos, Appalachia Waltz, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
- In Europe: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass, Uncommon Ritual, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, Appalachia Waltz, The Goat Rodeo Sessions
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.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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