Israeli-born American classical cellist, Maya Beiser will perform twice at this year's Big Ears Festival. On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7pm, she is the featured soloist in Philip Glass' Cello Concerto No. 2 "Naqoyqatsi" with the Knoxville Symphony at the Tennessee Theatre.
The Jewish Museum will be presenting a concert titled “Bang on a Can: Beauty is Power” featuring cello player Maya Beiser. The concert is tied to the Museum’s exhibition, Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power, the fist exhibition about the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur and trendsetting art collector.
Classicalite favorite Maya Beiser will perform in Films for Cello as part of Bill Morrison: Compositions at The Museum of Modern Art later this month. The evening will feature films by Bill Morrison and music by Michael Gordon and Michael Harrison. The event is just short of Beiser’s Uncovered record release, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin and many others.
Be it the Bang on a Can All-Stars or Pink Floyd or even Howlin' Wolf, multi-talented cellist Maya Beiser is not only transforming the way classical music is heard, she's also changing how it's being interpreted. Curious about Beiser's latest cello experiences, we chatted with her via email. Here, just a few days before her gig at (Le) Poisson Rouge, are Beiser's explanations on making a love child with classic rock and classical cello. She calls it 'Uncovered' (Innova Records).