Matt Haimovitz, Cello

Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., Bowker Auditorium

Join us in a new and unique concert-going experience – unparalleled in the classical music world. Acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz offers a brilliant musical variation on the concept of A Moveable Feast. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are some of the most moving and spiritual compositions for a solo instrument. This concert, however, travels from one end of Rt. 9 to the other. On Sunday, he’ll begin the feast by performing three Bach suites in three separate locations around Hampshire County. Each suite will be accompanied by overtures, recently commissioned by Haimovitz. The feast culminates on Monday in Bowker Auditorium with a concert of the balance of the suites including overtures by Vijay Iyer, Philip Glass & Luna Pearl Woolf.

Sunday, March 6 - Space very limited at all locations!

12:15 p.m., Smith College Art Museum, Northampton, Free 
            Overture by Vijay Iyer*, Bach Suite III in C Major
2 p.m., National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Free
Overture by Du Yun*, Bach Suite II in d Minor
4 p.m., Esselon Café, Hadley, Free, but please purchase a beverage
            Overture by Roberto Sierra*, Bach Suite IV in E-flat Major

Monday, March 7
Overture to Bach*            Philip Glass
Bach Suite I in G Major    Johann Sebastian Bach
Es War*                            David Sanford
Bach Suite V in C minor   Johann Sebastian Bach

Lili’uokalani*                      Luna Pearl Woolf
Bach Suite VI in D Major   Johann Sebastian Bach

*Each of these new works is an Overtures to Bach commission

Bach Suites


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Event Sponsors:

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Community Partners:

Esselon Cafe Yiddish Book Center