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Duke Performances will present virtuoso double bassist Edgar Meyer in a solo recital on Thursday, March 1, at 8 pm in Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke’s West Campus.  One of the most accomplished performers of his generation, Meyer will perform solo work by Bach as well as a major new work of his own composition. 

The combination of exceptional talent and command of a broad range of styles makes Edgar Meyer one of the most sought after artists working today.  He has performed Classical music with Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell and has released acclaimed recordings on Sony Classical.  He has performed Bluegrass with Chris Thile, Mark O’Connor, James Taylor, and Allison Kraus.  He released an acclaimed recording of his interpretations of Bach’s cello suites for solo double bass in 2000, the same year he was the first double bassist to win the Avery Fisher Prize.  San Diego Magazine calls Meyer “the best alive.” 

Also a composer, Meyer wrote most of the music for his 2000 collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, Appalachian Waltz, and is also one of the composers for his 2011 collaboration with Ma, Chris Thile, and Stuart Duncan, The Goat Rodeo Sessions

At Duke, Meyer will perform Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007; an untitled, five movement suite composed in 2011 by Meyer, and selections that will be announced from the stage. 

Tickets available by contacting the University Box Office by phone at 919-684-4444 or in person in the top level of Duke’s Bryan Center on West Campus, Monday to Friday, 11 am to 6 pm.  Tickets also available online at