by Mike Telin
Virtuoso double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer is a musical omnivore. His collaborators read like a who’s-who in folk, jazz, country, classical, and bluegrass music. Meyer’s diverse discography includes the celebrated Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass. In 2011 he teamed up with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Chris Thile for The Goat Rodeo Sessions. And in addition to being a multi-Grammy winner, Meyer is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, an Avery Fisher Prize, and a MacArthur Award.
On Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm, Edgar Meyer and his bass will take center stage at Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall for an in-person recital presented by Tuesday Musical. The program will include Bach’s First Cello Suite, as well as Meyer’s own compositions. A limited number of tickets are available for advance purchase — click here for details — and free student tickets in the balcony can be secured the evening of the performance. The box office will open at 6:30 pm.
Thoughtful and soft-spoken in conversation, the Oak Ridge, Tennessee native has an ‘it’s all in a day’s work’ philosophy about his busy, multifaceted career. [Read more…]