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Matt Haimovitz stops by WUSF: Tampa for Overtures to Bach

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Perfroamnce & Interview with WUSF's Russell Gant

Acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz's continuously-evolving and intense engagement with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites. The new overtures expand upon the multitude of spiritual, cross-cultural, and vernacular references found in the Bach, building a bridge from the master's time to our own. Overtures to Bach, released internationally on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series in August, follows the 2015 release of Haimovitz's profound new interpretation of the Bach Suites, inspired and informed by an authoritative manuscript by Bach's second wife and performed on period instruments.

Haimovitz is coming to town to play a series of concerts featuring Bach's Cello Suites paired with overtures created by leading contemporary composers from around the world. You can get a preview of these concerts as Russell welcomes Matt to our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast Studio for live music and conversation. Listen to the attached clip.