“Cello goddess” (The New Yorker) 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.
On Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2pm at the Bijou Theatre, Maya will play a solo show featuring music written specifically for her including Steve Reich’s iconic Cello Counterpoint (with film by Bill Morrison), Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Mariel, Michael Harrison’s otherworldly Just Ancient Loops (with film by Bill Morrison), plus David Lang’s visceral take on Lou Reed’s Heroin and Maya’s own signature interpretation of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir. Kashmir is part of her latest solo album Uncovered, a collection of re-imagined and re-contextualized classic rock, which was described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “bringing genre-defining music into modern global music consciousness.”
More information on Maya's performance with the Knoxville Symphony on March 31.
More information on Maya's solo performance at the Bijou Theatre on April 2.