Acclaimed cellist performs at WMU

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Cellist Matt Haimovitz

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University's School of Music and the Bullock Performance Institute present cellist Matt Haimovitz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Matt Haimovitz

Haimovitz is acclaimed for his tremendous artistry and for being a musical visionary—pushing the boundaries of classical music performance, championing new music and initiating groundbreaking collaborations, all while mentoring an award-winning studio of young cellists at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal.

Haimovitz’s recording career encompasses more than 20 years of award-winning work on Deutche Grammophon and his own Oxingale Records. His honors include the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d’Or, and the Premio Internazionale "Accademia Musicale Chigiana." The Sept. 25 program will explore a wide variety of genres featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gyorgy Ligeti, Tod Machover and Jimi Hendrix.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.