PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Britt Orchestra: Appalachian Spring & Edgar Meyer
Saturday, August 4, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
PROGRAM: Edgar Meyer, double bass
EDGAR MEYER: New Piece for Orchestra
EDGAR MEYER: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in E • Edgar Meyer, double bass
AARON COPLAND: Appalachian Spring: Suite
TICKETS: Premium Reserved $45 | Standard Reserved $25 | Lawn $20 | Child/Student Lawn $10
GATES OPEN: @ 5:30 Early Entry | 5:45 General Public
PRE-CONCERT TALK: 6:30 p.m. in the Performance Garden
Program: Edgar Meyer, double bass
EDGAR MEYER - New Piece for Orchestra
EDGAR MEYER - Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in E • Edgar Meyer, double bass
AARON COPLAND - Appalachian Spring: Suite
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Program notes TBD
Guest Artist: Edgar Meyer, double bass
In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument”, Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique
and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.
As a solo classical bassist, Mr. Meyer can be heard on a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff featuring Bottesini’s Gran Duo with Joshua Bell, Meyer’s own Double Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo Ma, Bottesini’s Bass Concerto No. 2, and Meyer’s own Concerto in D for Bass. He has also recorded an album featuring three of Bach’s Unaccompanied Suites for Cello. In 2006, he released a self-titled solo recording on which he wrote and recorded all of the music, incorporating piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, gamba, and double bass. In 2007, recognizing his wide-ranging recording achievements, Sony/BMG released a compilation of The Best of Edgar Meyer. In 2011 Mr. Meyer joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and fiddler Stuart Duncan for the Sony Masterworks recording “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” which was awarded the 2012 Grammy® Award for Best Folk Album.
Pre-concert talk: Details TBD
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:30 p.m.