County of Fairfax, Virginia
The Robert Ames Alden Theatre
at the McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101
Media Contact: Sabrina Anwah
Director of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
The Alden in McLean Presents Innovative Cellist Matt Haimovitz
McLean, Va.—The Alden in McLean presents internationally renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz in a multi-part performance of “A Moveable Feast” on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15, at various locations around McLean.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, McLean residents should be on the lookout for Haimovitz as he will be offering small tastes of the “Feast” at various locations around town, such as the McLean Project for the Arts’ MPA@ChainBridge Gallery (1446 Chain Bridge Rd.), Dolley Madison Library (1244 Oak Ridge Ave.) and even Spring Hill RECenter (1239 Spring Hill Rd.).
The full concert, on Sunday, Oct. 15, will take place at The Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Tickets are $20, $14 for Dranesville tax district residents. The Israeli-born soloist will perform Bach’s moving and spiritual “Suites for Unaccompanied Cello” in a program offering a brilliant musical variation on the concept of “A Moveable Feast.” He pairs each of Bach’s beloved works with newly commissioned suites by Philip Glass, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer and others. This concert will feature six suites and their accompanying partner works.
Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses—any place where passionate music can be heard. He brings a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, champions new music and initiates groundbreaking collaborations. Through his visionary approach, Haimovitz is re-defining what it means to be an artist for the 21st century. Besides his relentless touring schedule, he mentors an award-winning studio of young cellists at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal.
Haimovitz studied at the Collegiate School in New York and at the Juilliard School, in the final class of Leonard Rose, after which he continued his cello studies with Ronald Leonard and Yo-Yo Ma. In 1996, he received a B.A., magna cum laude with highest honors, from Harvard University. Haimovitz plays a Venetian cello, made in 1710 by Matteo Gofriller. For more information on Haimovitz, go to: www.matthaimovitz.com.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: http://ow.ly/mBi530eEcH2 or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.
About The Alden
Established in 1975, the Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.
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The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden Theatre is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.