Virtuosic cellist Maya Beiser will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Bard College SummerScape’s Spiegeltent, with special guest pianist Donal Fox. The concert is titled The Music of Astor Piazolla and Beyond and will include Beiser’s unique take on the music of Astor Piazzolla as well as original works and arrangements by Fox.
The Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent is an authentic Belgian “mirror tent,” constructed of wood and canvas and decorated with mirrors like the traveling entertainment tents popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Beiser’s new NPR Tiny Desk Concert, featuring a captivating performance of Just Ancient Loops by Michael Harrison and Mariel by Osvaldo Golijov, was released June 29. She has appeared with many of the world’s top orchestras, performing new works for the cello, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, China Philharmonic, and Shanghai Philharmonic, among many others.
Raised on a kibbutz in the Galilee Mountains in Israel by her French mother and Argentinean father, Beiser is a graduate of Yale University. Her major teachers were Aldo Parisot, Uzi Weizel, Alexander Schneider, and Isaac Stern. Beiser was the founding cellist of the new music ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
Tickets range from $20 to $35. The concert takes place at 60 Manor Ave., Annandale-on-Hudson. For more information, call 845-758-7900, or visit fishercenter.bard.edu. For more information on Maya Beiser, visit mayabeiser.com.