Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley, Cello + Piano

Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O’Riley, Cello + Piano

May 7, 2017
7:00 PM*

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Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series

“intimate and revelatory…uncanny and dazzling” (New York Classical Review)

*Please note that this concert begins at 7:00 PM; earlier than our other AOE concerts.

Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners with his fresh perspective on both familiar repertoire and new music and in his innovative recording projects. Acclaimed for his engaging performances, pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top. His repertoire spans a kaleidoscopic array of music from the pre-baroque to present-day.

Haimovitz and O’Riley will perform all five of Beethoven’s glorious cello sonatas, in a program entitled Beethoven, Period. On a fortepiano for the early sonatas and a 20th-century Steinway concert grand for the late period sonatas, Haimovitz and O’Riley will present an illuminating voyage of discovery back to the birth of the cello/piano genre.


BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op.102, No.1
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op.102, No.2

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