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For Grammy Award-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz, the 2012-13 season is an eventful one, with the release of three major recordings; his first tour of India; more of his intrepid "Beyond Bach" solo showcases across North America; "flash" concerts in unlikely locations; and a continuation of the highly praised duo tour with pianist Christopher O'Riley on behalf of their hit Oxingale album, Shuffle.Play.Listen. The new Haimovitz recordings will showcase cello concertos by composers Paul Moravec, Philip Glass, and Laura Schwendinger. The cellist's "Beyond Bach" performances will range from Bach and Gabrieli to Cage and Luna Pearl Woolf's arrangement of the Beatles' Helter Skelter. And Haimovitz's Shuffle.Play.Listen concerts with O'Riley see the duo juxtaposing 20th-century classics by Stravinsky, Janácek, Martinu, Piazzolla, and Bernard Hermann with bold arrangements of art-rock songs by Radiohead and Arcade Fire, as well as the jazz-rock explorations of John McLaughlin. UK critic Norman Lebrecht's words on Shuffle.Play.Listen encapsulate the enthusiastic response to the project: "Categories are irrelevant. This is good music, fabulously played."

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