Renowned double-bass player and composer Edgar Meyer is bringing five string players from the Aspen Music Festival and School to perform Thursday, August 13, in the final concert of the 39th annual Salida Aspen Concert series. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Salida High School auditorium at 26 Jones Avenue. The artists will be interviewed on stage at 6:45 p.m.

In the first half of the program, the string ensemble will play “String Quintet in G major, B 49, op. 77” by Antonín Dvořák. The players are: Kevin Lin, violin; Lijia Phang, violin; Amy Hess, viola; Robert Alejandro Aguilar Arundale, cello and Brianna Goldberg, double bass.

Following intermission Edgar Meyer will perform selections from music for solo double bass and then join with the ensemble to play “Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor” by Giovanni Bottesini, a composition in three movements.

Edgar Meyer received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1994 and, in 2000, became the only bassist to ever receive an Avery Fisher Prize.

In 2002 he was recognized with a MacArthur Award for his role in combining performance with composition and has gone on to perform with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell. Mr. Meyer is also a recording artist and an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

The concert is underwritten by Collegiate Peaks Bank.

Tickets are $15 and $3 for students and can be purchased at the door or online at www.SalidaAspenConcerts.org. Information is also available from president Kate Larkin, 539-0020 or administrator Jean Hanfelt, 539-6467.
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