Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Gesher Music Festival Opens With Concert Featuring Cellist Matt Haimovitz http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gesher-music-festival-opens-concert-featuring-cellist-matt-haimovitz <p></p><p>The 2014 Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists opens this week in St. Louis. This year the festival opening gala features cellist Matt Haimovitz, who is known for pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between classical and popular music.</p><p>“I have a range of passions musically, and I tend to just follow my heart,” said Haimovitz when asked about his sometimes unusual musical choices.&nbsp; He’s been known to take his cello to a bar and play the music of Jimi Hendrix.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:53:38 +0000 Camille Phillips 37395 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gesher Music Festival Opens With Concert Featuring Cellist Matt Haimovitz Gesher Music Festival Features Peter Martin While Championing Young Artists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gesher-music-festival-features-peter-martin-while-championing-young-artists <p>For the third year, the <a href="http://www.geshermusicfestival.org/Home.html">Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists</a> will provide St. Louis audiences with the opportunity to hear a variety of professional musicians who are on the cusp of their careers. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:18:16 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 27628 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gesher Music Festival Features Peter Martin While Championing Young Artists