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.
March 19, 2000 |
Just as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Mark O'Connor and bassist Edgar Meyer were finishing recording what would become their popular 1996 American folk-inspired album "Appalachia Waltz," the three players looked at one another and said, "Let's do this again." And why not?
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.