Edgar Meyer with the Oregon Symphony
This is a past event. Saturday, January 19 at 7:30pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
"Bassists usually lurk in the background, but Edgar Meyer has turned his big acoustic bass into a lead instrument. One of the country’s most in-demand studio musicians, he’s scored a MacArthur “genius” grant, formed a popular ensemble with Yo Yo Ma and Bela Fleck named after his composition “Appalachia Waltz,” starred in bluegrass, classical, folk and country music recordings, and composed major orchestral works. Meyer joins the Oregon Symphony as soloist in his third double bass concerto, written in 2011. The concert also features an 1845 bass concerto by Italian composer Giovanni Bottesini, Aaron Copland’s ever-popular 1943 ballet score Appalachian Spring, and another tuneful, landmark 20th century work by the dean of African American composers: William Grant Still’s 1930 Afro-American Symphony." - Oregon Arts Watch
Adding virtuosity to a classical-bluegrass blend all his own, Edgar Meyer makes music that’s equal parts irresistible and astonishing. Join the “Genius” grant winner and the Oregon Symphony for an unparalleled evening of Americana, including Copland’s idyllic Appalachian Spring.