Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz, cello

“a ferociously talented cellist who brings megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts”
–The New York Times

The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast

7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13
Oxford Chamber Series

Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S. College Avenue


Earl Reeder Visiting Artist
Sponsored by Jack Keegan and Kona Bistro

Don’t miss all of Bach’s 6 cello suites! Each will be paired a new overture written by today’s leading composers. Philip Glass, Du Yun, and others introduce each masterpiece, building a bridge from the master’s time to our own.  The Feast begins with some of the pairs performed in free ‘pop-up’ concerts, followed by the rest of the suites and overtures in the formal recital. Follow our social media feeds for details.

Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz inspires classical music lovers and new listeners alike. He brings a fresh ear to familiar music, such as the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello and accompanying overtures. Matt wants people to serendipitously experience his music, creating a “Moveable Feast” throughout Oxford.  Through his visionary approach, Haimovitz redefines what it means to be a 21st century artist.

Haimovitz’s recording career encompasses more than 20 years of award-winning work. More recently, his recording of Philip Glass’s Cello Concerto No. 2, “Naqoyqatsi,” with the Cincinnati Symphony and Dennis Russell Davies, recorded live in Cincinnati has received universal acclaim. In 2004, the American Music Center awarded Haimovitz the Trailblazer Award, for his far-reaching contributions to American music.

In collaboration with the Department of Music and the Oxford Community Arts Center

Save Early Pricing NOW through Sept. 22! 
Tickets NOW:
 $12 Adult | $11 Senior | $7 Youth/Student
Tickets After 9/22: $15 Adult | $14 Senior | $10 Youth/Student

Transcript of Video: Overtures to Bach: Philip Glass

[Bach cello suite playing as Matt Haimovitz begins speaking]

0:00-0:28 MATT HAIMOVITZ: I've been playing and thinking about these pieces for over three decades. And with this project kind of the culminating moment with my relationship with these pieces I feel like I’m giving back to Bach. I’m asking six composers who I admire so much to engage with his music and really it's, it's my form of time travel. Going back into the mind of Bach through the compositional process of these composers today.

0:29-0:38 [CELLO MUSIC]

0:39-0:52 MATT HAIMOVITZ: With the overtures to Bach by these six composers I’ve recorded two Preludes of each of the suites so that you can experience the seamless segue from the new to the old.

0:53-end [CELLO MUSIC]