Edgar Meyer performs with son for season finale

Renowned bassist Edgar Meyer played at Salida Aspen concerts in 2006, 2013 and 2015. This Saturday, he will perform with his violinist son George Meyer, who is making his Salida Aspen debut.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Ave. Edgar and George Meyer will be interviewed on stage at 6:45 p.m. This will be the final concert of the 2017 Salida Aspen season.

Edgar Meyer composes classical, bluegrass, newgrass and jazz music. In his recordings and premieres, he often performs with Yo-Yo Ma, probably the best cellist of the day, and with Joshua Bell, one of the top violinists.

Meyer’s technique, musicianship and gift for composition have earned him critical acclaim and appreciation by a vast, varied audience. He was recognized for his talent and accomplishments in 2002 with a MacArthur Award.

George Meyer graduated from Harvard in 2015 and went on to get a master’s degree in violin at the Juilliard School the following year. He, too, is a composer. He has performed his own compositions at Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, Ore.), the Telluride and RockyGrass bluegrass festivals, and the Savannah Music Festival.

Tickets cost $15 at the door. Students K-12 get in free, and adults bringing students only pay $10. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit SalidaAspenConcerts.org.