Edgar Meyer with the National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
- Wed., Jan. 23, 2002, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
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Joseph Kalichstein, artistic director
Meyer, double bassist
and special guest artists
Ani Kavafian, violinist
Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, cellist
The National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Elisabeth Adkins, violinist
Daniel Foster, violist
David Hardy, cellist
Lisa Emmenheiser Logan, pianist
"History will make a place for double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer. Although he is a virtuoso, that isn't why. It's because he changes the way people think about the instrument" (Classical Music Review). Winner of the 2000 Avery Fisher Prize, Meyer has earned international renown with his uniquely expressive playing of the bass, and he's won adherents from across the spectrum of classical music. In this program, he will perform one of Bach's immortal solo cello suites on the double bass and reveal new insight into the genius of the music. Meyer will be joined by celebrated American violinist Ani Kavafian and leading German cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt for Meyer's own String Trio. And, the National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, comprised of some of the orchestra's finest musicians, will join Meyers to perform Schubert's beloved "Trout" Quintet. All in all, this promises to be a transcendent musical event.
Suite no. 1 in D major for solo cello, S1007
Mr. Meyer (performing on the double bass)
Mr. Meyer, Ms. Kavafian, Mr. Schmidt
Quintet, Op. 114 "Trout"
Ms. Adkins, Mr. Foster, Mr. Hardy, Mr. Meyer, Ms. Logan