SPECIAL WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE WITH MIKE BLOCK :
Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century”, Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston, acclaimed by the NY Times for his “vital rich-hued solo playing”. While still studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and shortly thereafter also joined Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio, which he played in for over three years. Mike has also toured extensively with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and The Knights orchestra. After becoming one of the first wave of cellists to adopt a strap in order to stand while playing, Mike was the first standing cellist to perform at Carnegie Hall, which the NY Times called “Breathless … Half dance, half dare.” In 2012, Mike was appointed Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music.
Parents are welcome to sit in at no charge.
What: Come to enjoy a very special workshop and presentation by Mike and Hanneke. All ages, and ability levels welcome. Please bring your instrument violin, viola, cello, standup bass and be ready to play!
Where: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd, SM, CA 90405
When: Jan 31st , 1p – 230p
Admission: $25, please reserve your tickets here.