CAS hosts Grammy-winning Matt Haimovitz

For Immediate Release:  Sept, 28, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Grammy Award-winning Matt Haimovitz will bring a musical touch to the stage when he performs the Six Suites for Solo Cello by Johan Sebastian Bach. Haimovitz will perform on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, as a part of Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series.

At the age of 7, Haimovitz began to study with Irene Sharp, an internationally known music professor. After his performances at a music camp in Santa Barbara, Calif., he was introduced to Leonard Rose, who had an extensive musical career before he began to teach. Haimovitz’ family moved to New York in 1983 in order to study under Rose at Julliard.

Hamovitz debuted as a musician in 1984, which was followed by a cello solo at the age of 13 with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. His first recording at the age of 17 was accompanied by James Levin and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammphon.

Dating from 1720, the six suites are challenging pieces that are considered among the top masterpieces of the literature of music.

Celebrity Artist Series

  • Musical, “Bullets Over Broadway,” Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for Performing Arts, Sunday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
  • “Ragtime,” the musical comedy, comes to Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for Performing Arts, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.