String Theory To Host A Special Evening With Edgar And George Meyer Tuesday

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
George and Edgar Meyer will perform at String Theory at the Hunter Museum Tuesday
George and Edgar Meyer will perform at String Theory at the Hunter Museum Tuesday

String Theory, in partnership with Lee University and the Hunter Museum of American Art, will welcome legendary bassist Edgar Meyer and his violinist son George for “A Special Evening” at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga. The concert will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

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Tennessee native and internationally renowned five-time Grammy winner Edgar Meyer, along with his son George, will perform original compositions for violin and double bass duo alongside traditional fiddle tunes. The concert will also feature their new co-written duo co-commissioned by Chamber Music Northwest and Bravo! Vail in 2019.

Edgar Meyer can be heard on a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Bottesini’s Bass Concerto No.2, and Meyer’s own Double Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo Ma and Concerto in D for Bass. In 2006, he released a self-titled solo recording on which he wrote and recorded all of the music, integrating piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, gamba, and double bass. In 2007, recognizing his wide-ranging recording achievements, Sony BMG released a compilation of “The Best of Edgar Meyer.” In 2011, Edgar joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and fiddler Stuart Duncan for the Sony Masterworks recording “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” which was awarded the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.

George Meyer has performed his own compositions in a variety of settings, including Chamber Music Northwest, Bravo! Vail, the Aspen Music Festival, the Rome Chamber Music Festival, and the Kyoto International Festival. In 2016, the Quodlibet Ensemble premiered his “Concerto Grosso,” a 15-minute work for string orchestra with solo string quartet, in New York City. In addition to appearing with his father, George has performed with Jerry Douglas, Mike Marshall, Sam Bush, Fred Sherry, and Paul Neubauer. He has earned degrees from Harvard College and the Juilliard School.

String Theory was founded in 2009 by pianist and Artistic Director Gloria Chien with the mission of exposing new audiences to chamber music, invigorating the local classical music scene, and cultivating a future generation of music lovers.

Tickets for the Tuesday performance are $35 for Hunter members, $45 for non-members, $10 for students with a valid student ID, and $25 for groups of 20 or more people. This event is not included in the season subscription.

For more information on String Theory at the Hunter or to purchase tickets, call 414-2525, visit http://stringtheorymusic.org, or find on Facebook.


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