Reasons to hear Maya Beiser perform “Elsewhere”
Central Indiana is in for a treat on April 3, when Maya Beiser brings her cello magic to the JCC. Why do we think you should be excited about her performance of the CelloOpera (her term) “Elsewhere”?
- Her performance is an ideal conclusion to Rabbi Sandy Sasso’s latest version of the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Seminar, which explores Lot’s wife. Read Rabbi Sasso’s reasons here.
- Maya Beiser is a legitimate cello superstar. Don’t rely on our assertion, experience her for yourself. She effortlessly crosses genres, and fully integrates the cutting edge technology into the performance of music old and new. Check out her TED Talk, where she plays a gorgeous eight-part modern etude with seven copies of herself, and segues into a meditative music/video hybrid — using tech to create endless possibilities for transformative sound.
- She has a genuine passion for interfaith engagement. See this interview about “All Vows,” which is based on the Jewish prayer Kol Nidrei … composed by a Palestinian Muslim.
- She is one of the rare classical musicians whose performance of rock enriches both classical and rock music. She discusses her approach here: