Matt Haimovitz, cello & Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Simone Dinnerstein are passionate about performing the music they love in all types of venues. Haimovitz, who studied with Leonard Rose, Ronald Leonard, and Yo-Yo Ma, brings his music to clubs, outdoor festivals, and intimate coffee houses – any place where he can inspire both classical music lovers and new listeners. He is a fierce advocate of the music of living composers and has received countless awards for his pioneering spirit. Dinnerstein has performed through the Piatigorsky Foundation, which brings classical music to non-traditional centers and is the founder of Neighborhood Classics, a concert series hosted by New York City public schools which raises funds for their music education programs. A graduate of the Juilliard School and student of Peter Serkin, Dinnerstein is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music. The two embark on a journey celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s baptism year, pairing the music of this 19th-century giant (Sonatas for Cello and Piano in C Major, No. 4, Op. 102, No. 1 and in D Major, No. 5, Op. 102, No. 2) with that of the influential contemporary composer, Philip Glass (Mad Rush for solo piano and Partita No. 2 for solo cello).