Showroom: Duke Performances - Edgar Meyer Listening Session
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Show Starts: 7:00 pm
Join Duke Performances and Motorco for a listening session with Double Bassist Edgar Meyer. (Note this is a Q&A discussion about music - it is NOT a performance) Edgar will be performing Thursday, March 1 at Reynolds Industries Theater.
Whether playing classical music with icons like Yo-Yo Ma and Zakir Hussain or Americana with bright lights like 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 for his instrument as well as ingenious transcriptions of Bach’s cello suites, full of fiendishly difficult effects rendered with deceptive ease. Meyer brings a lively suite of the material to this rare solo show. At Reynolds, a prolific collaborator and roundly acknowledged genius gets his well-earned due.
In the Showroom!
Doors @ 5:00 PM
Show @ 7:00 PM