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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 23, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 31
Cellist Matt Haimovitz Concludes Evergreen Concert Series Season


By Heather Egan Stalfort
Historic Houses

The 54th season of the Evergreen Concert Series, one of Baltimore's longest-running chamber music programs, concludes with celebrated cellist Matt Haimovitz at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27. Haimovitz will perform Ligeti's Sonata for Violoncello Solo, selections from Bach's Suites for Solo Cello and Rorem's "After Reading Shakespeare" suite in nine movements for solo cello. This will be the first appearance of this internationally recognized musician in Evergreen's concert series.

The performance, to be held in Evergreen's Carriage House, will be followed by a reception with the musician.

Israeli-born Haimovitz has established himself as one of classical music's most adventurous artists, with a repertoire spanning from J.S. Bach to Led Zeppelin. He has performed with some of the world's most esteemed orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic with James Levine, the New York Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta, the English Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim, the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin and the Cleveland Orchestra with Charles Dutoit.

A graduate of Harvard who studied at Juilliard and with Ronald Leonard and Yo-Yo Ma, Haimovitz is professor of cello at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. He plays a Venetial cello, made in 1710 by Matteo Gofriller.

Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers; $5 student rush tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to performance (limit two tickets per valid student ID). Reservations are strongly recommended. Advance tickets can be obtained by going to or by calling 410-516-0341. Complete concert information is available online at

Funded in large part by the Evergreen House Foundation, Evergreen's chamber music program continues Alice Warder Garrett's legacy of supporting established and emerging musicians, and inviting audiences to interact with them.


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