Bard SummerScape presents – Virtuosic cellist Maya Beiser with Special Guest Donal Fox August 9th, 2013

Maya Beiser with Special Guest Donal Fox

The Music of Astor Piazolla and Beyond

Friday, August 9, 2013

“Ferocious energy and talent”—New York Times

Dubbed a “cello goddess” by the New Yorker, Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire, and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries. The Boston Globe declares, “With virtuoso chops, rock-star charisma, and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge of avant-garde adventurousness, Maya Beiser is the postmodern diva of the cello.” Beiser and Fox will perform their unique take on the music of Astor Piazzolla and the early style of tango: a raw, provocative and sensual sound that developed on the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1920s and ’30s. The evening will also include original works and arrangements by Fox, and new works developed by Beiser during her residency at the Spiegeltent.

The concert is titled The Music of Astor Piazolla and Beyond and will include Maya’s unique take on the music of Astor Piazzolla as well as original works and arrangements by Fox. The Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent is an authentic Belgian “mirror tent,” constructed of wood and canvas and decorated with mirrors like the traveling entertainment tents popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Maya’s new NPR Tiny Desk Concert, featuring a captivating performance of Just Ancient Loops by Michael Harrison and Mariel by Osvaldo Golijov, was released on June 29. (Watch online: http://bit.ly/NPRTinyDeskMaya)