May 24, 2012 |
"The View" 10 a.m. Thursday, ABC: performance from “Jesus Christ Superstar.” “Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Fine Cut Festival of Student Films: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman, “Goat Rodeo Live: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile” 10 p.m. Friday, KOCE: The four string virtuosos combine bluegrass and classical music at a concert at Boston's House of Blues. “Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions” 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell: A museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments; Lorelei Rock; the city of Zell.
October 24, 2009 |
The jokes came quickly at Royce Hall on Thursday night as UCLA Live director David Sefton introduced the trio of virtuoso musicians about to take the stage. With BÃ©la Fleck on banjo, Edgar Meyer on double-bass and tabla master Zakir Hussain, where exactly does one categorize such a seemingly bizarre mix of bluegrass, classical and Indian music? Despite each musician's diverse background, this wasn't an evening defined by jarring, chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter genre mash-ups. In fact, what left the biggest impression was how seamlessly the three principals' seemingly disparate sounds meshed.
April 20, 2004 |
Crossover is still a dirty word in many corners of classical music, where it's viewed as a sign of dilution and possible marketing department cunning. But down-to-earth double bassist Edgar Meyer is one so-called crossover artist whose motives and results are above suspicion. Meyer habitually gives the act of crossing over a good name. He did again in recital Sunday afternoon at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium as part of the 100th anniversary Coleman Concerts season.
February 6, 2001 |
Many an American composer has grappled with the challenge of weaving indigenous folk music into classical settings. Few have as natural a way with that procedure as Edgar Meyer, the double bassist who has no trouble maintaining dual cultural citizenship in Nashville and the classical sphere.
October 2, 1999 |
The Eclectic Orange Festival 1999's offering--"Short Trip Home"--will be performed Sunday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. But what, exactly, is it? The phrase alone suggests an esoteric play by, say, Samuel Beckett or Edward Albee. But bassist-composer Edgar Meyer chuckled when asked about the title's meaning. "It's really not at all cosmic," said Meyer, who organized a four-piece ensemble that will perform the concert piece. "In all honesty, titles are an embarrassment to me.
March 11, 1999
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform Saturday in Glendale. Led by Jeffrey Kahane, the ensemble will perform pieces by Mozart, Haydn and Edgar Meyer. Soloists will include violinist Margaret Batjer, violist Roland Kato, cellist Carter Brey and doublebassist Edgar Meyer, performing his own composition. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (213) 622-7001, Ext. 215. $13-$48. Choral Music British conductor Sir David Willcocks will direct the Los Robles Master Chorale in concert Sunday in Granada Hills.