Edgar Meyer

Sat, September 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

Join us for FREE public masterclass with Edgar Meyer on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 3-4:30pm at the Dalton Center Recital Hall!

Fontana proudly opens the 2013-14 season with a rare recital performance by renowned double bassist Edgar Meyer. He’s known for his wide range of performance styles – classical, bluegrass, newgrass and jazz.

Meyer’s collaborators have spanned a wide range of musical styles and talents; among them are Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Mark O’Connor, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the trio Nickel Creek.

In His Own Words

“I have wanted for a while to compose a piece for unaccompanied bass that is different than other pieces that I have written before,” said Meyer. “I wanted to attempt a larger form and language that is slightly more complex than I have used in shorter pieces or that I could improvise.

“Although I have not finished this piece, there is enough written to be able to present a working version. This current version has opening and closing movements that are complete for the moment. ”

“In the meantime, I am excited to present a ‘Work in Progress.’ ”

This rare and exciting evening is not to be missed!