St. Paul, Minn. – Cellist Matt Haimovitz will perform for Macalester College students, staff, and friends at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn.

The performance is part of a two-day residency with Haimovitz at Macalester, part of the college’s New Music Series, funded by the Rivendell Foundation.

Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry anyplace where passionate music can be heard. Through his visionary approach, bringing a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, championing new music, and initiating groundbreaking collaborations and innovative recording projects, Haimovitz is redefining what it means to be an artist for the 21st century.

Past New Music Series guests have included So Percussion, jazz pianist/composer/arranger Uri Caine, singer Lucy Shelton, Enso String Quartet, pianist/composer Frederic Rzewski, Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Yehudi Wyner, chamber group eighth blackbird, jazz composer/bandleader Maria Schneider and Theo Bleckmann, jazz singer and new music composer.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information call 651-696-6808.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,978 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement.  Learn more at

January 27 2012

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