[members-announce] Cellist Maya Beiser Added to 2010 Tanglewood Jazz Festival Lineup

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FOR IMMEDIATE  
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JUNE 21, 2010



CELLIST MAYA BEISER ADDED TO LINEUP

FOR 2010 TANGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL SEPT 4-5

AS SPECIAL GUEST

WITH DONAL FOX QUARTET:  PIAZZOLLA TO BACH PROJECT



HEADLINERS INCLUDE KURT ELLING, JOHN PIZZARELLI,

JESSICA MOLASKEY,

THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA™,

EDDIE DANIELS, BOB JAMES, JULIAN LAGE, LAURENCE HOBGOOD TRIO AND MORE



Classical cellist, Maya Beiser, will perform as a special guest of the  
Donal Fox Quartet at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival on Sunday, Sept 5,  
at 8 pm.  For the complete lineup for the festival and additional  
information, bios, and photos on the performing artists, please review  
the electronic press kit at tanglewoodjazzfetival.org/presskit.


Called a “cello goddess” by The New Yorker, Beiser has captivated  
audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, electric repertoire and quest  
to redefine her instrument’s boundaries.  She has collaborated with  
Philip Glass,
Mark O’Connor, Brian Eno, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Tan Dun  
(Couching Tiger Concerto) among many others. Her major teachers were

Aldo Parisot, Uzi Weizel, Alexander Schneider, and Isaac Stern. Beiser  
was the founding cellist of the legendary new music ensemble, the Bang  
on a Can All-Stars.  This will be her first appearance at Tanglewood.


Beiser’s latest CD, Provenance, peaked at #6 in overall music sales  
and #1 in classical music on Amazon.  It also hit #1 in world music on  
iTunes and #3 in classical music on Billboard.

The Donal Fox Quartet will perform a new program called the “Piazzolla  
to Bach Project.”  Fox appeared at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival in  
2008 with his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project.  Named a Martin Luther  
King Visiting Artist at MIT in 2009, Fox, “a composer, pianist and  
improviser who deftly draws from jazz and classical contemporary  
traditions” (New York Times) and who has forged a unique amalgram of  
jazz, Latin American and classical music crosses music boundaries and  
continuously receives critical acclaim for his compositions and  
integration of the various musical genres.

Following Fox’s world premier in December of his piano concerto Peace  
Out for improvised piano and orchestra to a standing ovation at  
Carnegie Hall, Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times wrote, “Mr.  
Fox’s piano playing, bursting with violent, keyboard-spanning runs,  
drove the music.  A searching middle section quotes fragments of a  
Charlie Parker blues tune, “Now’s the Time.”  After a steely solo  
piano cadenza, the piece concludes with a pensive finale based on a  
descending and strangely haunting four-note refrain…an arresting piece… 
compelling music, exceptionally interesting.”

Also appearing with Donal Fox and Maya Beiser will be Cuban born  
drummer Dafnis Prieto whose arrival in the US has been compared to  
that of an asteroid hitting New York.  “Bedazzlement is a proven  
strategy for Mr. Prieto,” the New York Times said, and Latin jazz  
musician Eddie Palmieri calls him “extraordinary.”  Vibraphonist  
Warren Wolf and bassist John Lockwood round out the quartet.

Tickets are available through Tanglewood’s website,  
www.tanglewood.org, by calling SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or  
888-266-1200 or by visiting the Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Office  
at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. The Symphony Hall Box Office  
is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tanglewood Jazz Festival prices  
range from $18-77. All ticket prices include a $1 Tanglewood grounds  
maintenance fee.

Tickets are also available for purchase in person at the Tanglewood  
Box Office at Tanglewood’s Main Gate on West Street in Lenox, MA.   
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover, personal  
checks, and cash are all accepted at the Tanglewood Box Office.  For  
further information and box office hours, please call the Boston  
Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492 or visit www.bso.org.

The Tanglewood Jazz Festival is sponsored by Jazz Times Magazine.  The  
online media partner for the Tanglewood Jazz Festival is jazzcorner.com.

For additional information, bios and photos on the performing artists,  
please review the electronic press kit at tanglewoodjazzfestival.org/ 
presskit or contact:

Boston Symphony Orchestra:
Bernadette Horgan (bhorgan at bso.org) and Kathleen Drohan  
(kdrohan at bso.org)
617-638-9280 (September –June)
413-637-5280 (July and August)

Dawn Singh Publicity:
Dawn Singh
dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com
617-765-4012 (google voice)

  


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