Date(s) - 08/12/2017
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Salida High School
DGAR MEYER AND SON GEORGE, VIOLINIST August 12th
The New Yorker calls bassist Edgar Meyer “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument.” Meyer is both a performer and a composer. He composes and performs jazz and blue grass works, as well as classical ones. He has nearly filled the house for his previous Salida Aspen concerts in 2006, 2013 and 2015.
He frequently plays with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and legendary violinist Joshua Bell. Major U.S. orchestras and chamber groups have played his compositions.
Meyer’s compositions are hailed worldwide. In 2012, he premiered his Double Concerto for Double Bass and Violin alongside Bell with the Boston Symphony; later they performed it with several orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He played his Quintet for Bass and String Quartet with the Emerson String Quartet, the world’s most highly-ranked ensemble. Meyer’s Double Concerto for Bass and Cello premiered with Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony. Meyer’s first concerto for double bass was played with the Minnesota Orchestra and his second such concerto was performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
For this concert, he will play with his violinist son, George. In previous concerts the father-son duo have joined George’s mother and Edgar’s wife, college music school professor Cornelia Heard, in works such as Bach’s Sonata in A Major, Telemann’s Concerto for Four Violins (with one other violinist), and Brahms’ G Minor Quartet (again, joined by other players).
Edgar Meyer, Saturday – August 12th, 2017-7:30 p.m., pre-concert talk 6:45: $15.00. K-12 students in at no charge. Adults with students enter at the reduced price of $10. Regular admission is $15.