PROGRAM BEETHOVEN, 12 Variations on a Handel theme, “Judas Maccabaeus” GLASS, The Orchard GLASS, Partita #2 for Solo Cello CORIGLIANO, Fantasia on an Ostinato BEETHOVEN, Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2 Illustrious cellist Matt Haimovitz and esteemed pianist Navah Perlman make their State Theatre debut! Haimovitz and Perlman have graced stages and audiences worldwide as solo artists, and will come together for this spellbinding and breathtaking music experience. Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz brings a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, champions new music, and initiates groundbreaking collaborations. In 1984, at the age of 13, Haimovitz made his debut as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At 17 he made his first recording with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, for Deutsche Grammophon. Since then, he has gone on to perform on the world’s preeminent stages. Navah Perlman has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation and is known for her lyrical eloquence on the stage. Perlman (who is the daughter of violinist Itzhak Perlman) started her piano studies at age six with Ronit Amir Lowenthal and later attended the Juilliard School where she worked with Herbert Stessin. She has studied chamber music with Robert Mann, Felix Galimir, and Dorothy DeLay. In 1986, Perlman made her professional debut at age 15 with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.