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Tucson J to host cellist for pop-up concert

Matt Haimovitz (Steph MacKinnon)

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will join with UA Presents to hold a free “sneak peek” mini concert by cellist Matt Haimovitz on Friday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m., one day prior to his Jan. 14 concert at 8 p.m.  at Crowder Hall.

Haimovitz will offer a musical variation on the concept of a moveable feast, performing the “6 Suites for Solo Cello” by J.S. Bach, each with its own commissioned overture from a contemporary composer. Three of the suites will be performed at the Crowder Hall concert while three will be performed on the previous day with pop-up concerts at the UA Bookstore at 11 a.m., the Hotel Congress lobby at 1 p.m., and the Tucson J at 3 p.m.

Haimovitz made his debut at the age of 13 as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic. At 17 he made his first recording with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has gone on to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He has been nominated for two Juno Awards and a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album and won a Grammy for Best Producer of the Year (Classical).

For more information and tickets to the Jan. 14 concert, which will also feature music by Philip Glass, Vijay Iyer and Luna Pearl Woolf, visit