Cello Suites I, II & VI

Matt Haimovitz on Bach and New Music

Program Notes

Haimovitz Plays Bach

In the early 21st century, it’s difficult to imagine the cello suites considered anything less than...

Cello Suites I, II & VI

Matt Haimovitz, cello

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8pm

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Matt Haimovitz’s multi-day residency at Miller Theatre culminates in two evening concerts onstage at Miller featuring the complete Bach cello suites alongside new overtures he has commissioned to accompany them. Discover how composers from a variety of backgrounds and traditions connect with these timeless works.

Night Two

Bach’s Cello Suites III, IV & V are paired with works by minimalist legend Philip Glass, Shanghai-born performance artist Du Yun, and Luna Pearl Woolf, whose “blazingly ardent and softly haunting” compositions garnered praise from the New York Times.


  • Philip Glass Overture to Bach
  • J. S. Bach Suite I in G Major
  • Du Yun The Veil of Veronica
  • Bach Suite II in D minor
  • Luna Pearl Woolf Lili'uokalani for solo cello piccolo
  • Bach Suite VI in D Major