The City o South teld Presents
Philharmonic and the New York
Philharmonic," recalls Haimovitz, who
is taken with the range of the cello
and how many different kinds of
instruments it can emulate.
"One thing led to another, and I
began to play more with the great
orchestras and conductors. When I
went off to college, I became more
interested in contemporary music,
working with composers and improvi-
sation and even trying to understand
other genres. That expanded to work-
ing with other media artists, such as
filmmakers and choreographers."
The cellist, who met his wife when
they were both students at Harvard,
has taught master classes as a teen and
now teaches at the University of
Massachusetts. He continues to feel a
strong connection to Israel and recent-
ly developed a working relationship
with a kibbutz in the northern part of
Haimovitz is enthusiastic about the
summer violin festivals held at the kib-
butz, and is organizing a chamber
music festival with his friends who
also have gone on to concert careers.
He wants to set up a regular pro-
gram to encourage up-and-coming
players to perform and dialogue with
the pros and thinks this summer's tour
is bringing some new perspectives for
planning that venture.
"The tour is so different from what
I've done in the past, and it's so differ-
ent from the usual life of a classical
musician," he says.
On his "Bach Listening-Room
Tour," he'll play in venues ranging
from the Beijing Concert Hall to New
York's Joe's Pub — to the Ark in Ann
Arbor. "It's one adventure after anoth-
er and wonderful to share."
The cellist says he doesn't feel com-
fortable talking to the audience when
he performs in large concert halls.
"But when I go to these more inti-
mate spaces, it would be very unusual
not to speak and engage people at a very
personal level," he says. "I talk about
anything from the origins of the music
to what I had for breakfast that day.
"I see each of these concerts as a
continuation of my day and a chance
to share issues that I'm thinking about
at that moment. Each of these pieces
is quite long and profound, so talking
gives me an opportunity to clear the
air between the suites."
Matt Haimovitz performs 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, at The Ark,
316 South Main St., Ann Arbor.
$17.50. (734) 761-1451.
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