The internationally renowned Oak Ridge bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, winner of four Grammy awards, will open the Oak Ridge Civic Music Associationâ€™s Chamber Music Series with a one-man concert at 7:30 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.
Meyer, who grew up in Oak Ridge and graduated from Oak Ridge High School, plays a unique role in the contemporary music scene, with compositions and performances in both classical and jazz traditions, and even in some remarkable combinations of both. He was hailed by the â€œNew Yorkerâ€ as â€œâ€¦the most remarkable virtuoso in theâ€¦history of his instrument.â€
As a solo classical bassist, Meyer has released a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra featuring Bottesiniâ€™s â€œGran Duoâ€ with well-known violinist Joshua Bell, Meyerâ€™s own â€œDouble Concerto for Bass and Celloâ€ with internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Bottesiniâ€™s â€œBass Concerto No. 2,â€ and Meyerâ€™s â€œConcerto in D for Bass.â€ [Read more…]