Master musicians Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz explore the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their instruments in a duet performance as SHUFFLE.PLAY.LISTEN. Bringing a fresh mix of classical and pop genres from Bach to Radiohead to Stravinsky, the duo performs respectively on piano and cello at Valley Performing Arts Center on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Pianist Christopher O’Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz join together to explore the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their instruments in a collaboration that crosses in and out of the classical and pop music genres. The program showcases their talents as collaborators and soloists, defining what it means to be an artist in the 21st Century. Audiences will hear works by J.S. Bach and pioneering film composer Bernard Hermann, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, Piazzolla and Prokofiev. A double CD recording, SHUFFLE.PLAY.LISTEN., was released on Oxingale in the fall of 2011 to rave reviews.
Christopher O’Riley is recognized as one of the leading American pianists of his generation, touring extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician and appearing with every major orchestra. He hosts the popular NPR music program, From the Top, and has released a set of highly regarded recordings of the music of Radiohead, Nick Drake, and others. Mr. O’Riley studied with Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Matt Haimovitz made his debut at the age of 13 as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Isreal Philharmonic. By age 17, he made his first recording for Deutsche Grammophon with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has re-defined what it means to be a classical musician today, bringing concerts of Bach, Golijov, Glass, Carter and others to concert halls, clubs and coffee houses across the country while maintaining a busy schedule of international appearances.
This event will feature an intimate performance with limited on stage seating for only 200. Tickets range from $35 – $45 and can be purchased at http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/christopher-oriley-and-matt-haimovitz-shuffle-play-listen/view/2015-01-29.