Marfa Dialogues

Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz, DJ Olive

26 March 2005

8 pm, $5
Ballroom Marfa
Marfa, Texas

From the folk-influenced compositions of Bela Bartok and Gyorgy Ligeti, cellist Matt Haimovitz and DJ Olive embark on a journey from Hungarian/Romanian folk roots to American pop culture, blurring the boundaries between concert music and dance party.

Mr. Haimovitz tours extensively around the world, appearing with today’s greatest orchestras, conductors and chamber musicians. He has performed with such distinguished artists as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Mr. Haimovitz has been on an unusual tour, bringing solo cello to non-classical venues around the country.

The tour has brought Mr. Haimovitz to more than 50 cities across the US, Canada, and the UK, garnering an extraordinary audience response and critical acclaim. In October of 2002 he sold out New York City’s infamous punk Club, CBGB, playing Bach. In November 03, Mr. Haimovitz performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta conducting. By bridging these stages and through his “Listening-Room” Tour, Matt Haimovitz is opening the world of classical music to new audiences of music lovers.

“In the midst of a 50-state tour supporting the album, the 33-year-old cellist is continuing to bring classical music to places it’s rarely been heard, hoping to pick up a few converts along the way.”
The Boston Globe

“It was some of the most moving and soulful playing heard by this listener in a very long time. The music seemed to pour out of his cello and wash over the huddled group….It is also an experiment that may be shedding light on how classical music can renew itself with audiences of the future.”
The New York Times