LIVE FROM INDIAN HILL: January 23, 2021 at 8:00PM
Livestreamed concerts from our Blackman Hall stage
“A true artist… a sight to behold.”
— Salt Lake City Desert News
A pioneering cellist, singer, composer, and educator, Mike Block has been hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st-Century.” Passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music, Mike is committed to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. At home in a wide range of musical styles, through a multi-genre approach to composition, performance and education, he seeks to inspire audiences and empower musicians to find joy in the full world of music. Acclaimed by the NY Times for his “vital rich-hued solo playing,” Mike’s solo performances offer a rich mixture of core classical repertoire with original compositions. He is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble (SRE), having joined in 2005 while a student at The Juilliard School. Touring extensively throughout the world with SRE, he has been featured as cello and vocal soloist, contributed arrangements and compositions, and earned a Grammy Award in 2017 for their album, Sing Me Home. As an innovator, Mike is among the first wave of cellists to adopt a strap in order to stand and move while playing. With The Block Strap, he was the first standing cellist to perform at Carnegie Hall. The NY Times characterized the performance as, “Breathless … Half dance, half dare.” As an educator, Mike is passionate about creativity and collaboration, and is the founding director of Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop and the Mike Block String Camp.
TICKETS: Tickets start at $10
PHONE ORDERS: (978) 486-9524
VENUE: Livestreamed from our Blackman Hall stage
OUR LIVESTREAM PARTNERS:
Peter and Karen Burk
Scheier, Katin & Epstein, P.C.
Nashoba Group @ Raveis Real Estate
Kim and Janet Sheffield