Category Archives: Matt Haimovitz

Strings Magazine: Matt Haimovitz Returns to the Solo Suites and Intimate Venues

Given his commitment to connecting with his audience, Haimovitz chose a unique way to share this passion with his listeners. He has commissioned preludes to the Six Solo Suites, created by contemporary composers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. “It’s a way to bring these suites into the 21st century,” he says, “to have living, breathing composers grapple with the materials, Bach’s musical building blocks, and find their own take on it.”

The six composers bringing contemporary vitality to Bach are Philip Glass, Luna Pearl Woolf, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, Roberto Sierra, and Mohammed Fairouz. Haimovitz has encouraged them to draw on folk melodies, just as Bach did in his day. As we spoke, the pieces were still being written, and Haimovitz’s excitement and anticipation is contagious. Continue reading

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New York Times: What Happens When Bach Visits the Cafeteria

by DAVID ALLEN October 27, 2015 Students eating at Columbia University’s John Jay Dining Hall, an airy den reverberating with undergraduate chatter, were in for a surprise last Wednesday. When they walked in for dinner, they found Matt Haimovitz — … Continue reading

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San Francisco Classical Voice: From the Top Loves the S.F. Conservatory

February 4, 2015 Christopher O’Riley, photo by Edy Perez   It’s been a while, seven years, since the popular NPR musical talent show From the Tophas been back to San Francisco. The show is planning to tape a show at … Continue reading

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Rumi: Quatrains of Love

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Soprano, Cello and Piano | 12′

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Arpeggione Sonata

By Franz Schubert | Arranged for Solo Cello and Orchestra by Luna Pearl Woolf | 27′ Continue reading

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Open Country Joy – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By John McLaughlin | Arranged for Five Cellos by David Sanford | 6′ Continue reading

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Blues in A Minor – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By John Lewis | Arranged for Two Cellos by David Sanford | 7′ Continue reading

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Meeting of the Spirits – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By John McLaughlin | Arranged for Five Cellos by David Sanford | 8′ Continue reading

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Machine Gun – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Jimi Hendrix | Arranged for Eight Cellos by Matt Haimovitz | 13′ Continue reading

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Blood Count – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Billy Strayhorn | Arranged for Four Cellos by David Sanford | 7′ Continue reading

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W.R.U. – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Ornette Coleman | Arranged for Five Cellos by David Sanford | 4′ Continue reading

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Haitian Fight Song – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Charles Mingus | Arranged for Eight Cellos by David Sanford | 8′ Continue reading

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Half Nelson – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Miles Davis | Arranged for Eight Cellos by David Sanford | 3′ Continue reading

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First Rhapsody – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Béla Bartók | Arranged for Four Cellos by Luna Pearl Woolf | 10′ Continue reading

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Liza – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By George Gershwin | Arranged for Four Cellos by David Sanford | 3′ Continue reading

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Roumanian Folk Dances – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Béla Bartók | Arranged for Four Cellos by Luna Pearl Woolf | 7′ Continue reading

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Triptych – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By David Sanford| For Eight Cellos | 5′ Continue reading

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Sarabande

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello | 7′ Continue reading

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Odas de Todo el Mundo

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Soprano, Cello and Piano | 8′ Continue reading

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Shadow

By Lewis Spratlan | For Solo Cello | 26′ Continue reading

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