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Phillip Glass's Cello Concerto No. 2 with Matt Haimovitz FREE!


Please note there is another meetup group, Baby Boomers, that is also attending this event.  Laura will be holding  the meetup sign for Atlanta Classical Music.

The Emory University Symphony Orchestra performs Phillip Glass's Cello Concert No. 2 with Matt Haimovitz, cello for the first time in the Southeast. Other works are sure to be featured on the program but information is unavailable at this time.

Matt Haimowitz was born in the Israeli town of Bat Yam as son of Harry and Marlena Haimowitz, a Jewish couple who moved to Israel from Romania. When he was 5 years old, the family settled in Palo Alto, California.

Haimovitz began to study the cello at the age of seven with Irene Sharp in California. At the age of nine, he switched teachers to Gábor Reitő. When Haimovitz was twelve years old, Itzhak Perlman, who was impressed by his performances at a music camp in Santa Barbara, introduced him to Leonard Rose. In order for him to study with Rose at the Juilliard School, his family moved to New York in 1983. Rose described Haimovitz as "probably the greatest talent I have ever taught", praising his "ravishingly beautiful tone" and "unusual sense of style and musical sensitivity".

In February 1985, Haimovitz joined Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert which was filmed and broadcast. This success was followed in 1986 by an American tour with Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, as well as concerts with the New York Philharmonic. In the same year Haimovitz was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant for exceptional musical achievement, the youngest musician to receive this award. Over the next decade, Haimovitz appeared with many of the major orchestras of North America, Europe and Asia, and worked with the most distinguished conductors. In 1987, at the age of 17, Haimovitz signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, where several of his recordings of standard and non-standard repertoire won international awards.


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  • Liz

    Great music!

    October 27, 2013

  • Megan G.

    So much talent! Very inspiring.

    October 26, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Great performance. Loved the piece.

    October 26, 2013

  • Laura K.

    It was a great concert! Liz and I went in at 7:30pm as the seats were filling fast. Later met Megan which was fun. The concert ended too late for coffee afterwards, so for the next concert, we may meet beforehand for dinner.

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Laura K.

    I will be meeting people people at 7: 30pm, and head into the concert hall at 7: 45. Coffee afterwards at Chocolate Coffee http://www.yelp.com/biz/chocolat%C3%A9-coffee-decatur-2

    October 24, 2013

    • Michael L.

      Of course I get a flat tire just before parking. A little late.

      October 26, 2013

    • Laura K.

      Sorry we missed you Michael. Hope you got to see the concert.

      October 26, 2013

  • Megan G.

    I'm here but I can't find anyone. Where is everybody sitting?

    October 26, 2013

  • Megan G.

    This is my first attendance at one of these and I am coming from a ways out. I hope we make it in time to meet the group! How will I find you guys if you've gone inside?

    October 26, 2013

  • Laura K.

    This concert is free, and no tickets are required, so it will be general seating. We can go in as a group at 7: 30pm. I will have name tags for those who would like to wear them. Coffee afterwards at Chocolate Coffee at the corner of N. Decature and Clairmont. Should be the shopping center opposite the one with the Publix. See everyone tonight!

    October 26, 2013

  • Megan G.

    I'm so excited. I love the cello!

    October 21, 2013

  • Megan G.

    I'm so excited. I love the cello!

    October 20, 2013

  • Laura K.

    ChocoLatte coffee
    2094 N Decatur Rd
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (404)[masked]
    mychocolatecoffee.com

    After the concert.

    September 25, 2013

  • Laura K.

    2094 N Decatur Rd
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (404)[masked]
    mychocolatecoffee.com

    If we went after the concert, this would give us a chance to make sure we were on time for the concert. Dinners can sometimes be harder to control time. I like this idea. Does anyone want nametags? I thought that I would get some if you do.

    September 23, 2013

  • Armin

    Yes this sounds like a great idea!

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura K.

    The My Chocolate Coffee is open until 10 pm so it would be open after the concert. That sounds good. Any others like that idea?

    September 22, 2013

  • Liz

    As a cellist myself, I'm really looking forward to this concert! Although I plan to be there early to get a good seat, I'd love to drop by a coffee house or somewhere for something light after the performance and really get to meet/talk to members. Meeting beforehand could cause us to possibly be late - - - which I wouldn't want!

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Any thoughts? Other suggestions?

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Be there as in at Emory.

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura K.

    That sounds good. Also if dinner is something people would like, and early dinner at Chilli's in Toco Hills would not be far. I would need to leave in time to be there by 7:30pm.

    September 22, 2013

  • Ellen

    Thanks so much, Laura! I'm making you the event host. I can e-mail people to remind them and you can as well.

    Unfortunately the independent coffee shop by Emory closed. There is still a Starbucks there and even one on campus. ChocoLatte coffee isn't far:

    2094 N Decatur Rd
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (404)[masked]
    mychocolatecoffee.com

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Free concert-no tickets necessary. I will be attending and will meet people one half hour before concert at 7:30 pm with a sign for the Classical Music Group. Look for me and the other members. We can enter around 7:45pm and sit in as close to a group as we can. If the concert is filling up quickly, we could go in earlier. As the time gets closer, perhaps we can determine a coffee shop somewhere to meet beforehand. Any suggestions?

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Do we need to get tickets even if it is free?

    August 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The listing doesn't say Laura. The box office # is[masked]-5050. Either I'll post or feel free to reply here. Whoever gets the info first, wins. http://arts.emory.edu...­

      1 · August 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No tix are necessary.

      August 16, 2013

  • Carol Krone R.

    I am so excited about this. I love the cello, and especially from a master!

    August 9, 2013

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