Mike Block Solo Show with Cello + Voice
Mike Block is a cello player, singer and composer who is a Grammy Award-winnin member of the Silk Road Ensemble. Block's Solo show features a mixture of original compositions and songs, arrangemnets of traditional folk music, and classical selections that draw inspiration from his diverse collaboration with artists such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Mark O'Connor, Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, and pop stars such as will.i.am, Stevie Wnder, and Bon Iver.
"MIKE BLOCK IS MY DEFINITION OF THE IDEAL MUSICIAN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. Not only is he an enormously talented cellist and a great musician, but he writes music, he improvises, and hes fearless. Mike is wide open to all kinds of influences, and he incorporates everything he learns into his sound, making it uniquely his own. Im always struck by his unique perspective on the world and his relaxed and confident approach; he takes on new music and new things fearlessly. Mike has the kind of talent I look for: he has the skills, the positive motivation and the creativity that will enable him to do amazing things in his musical life. It has also been a joy to watch him bring his enormous talents to the realm of education."
YO-YO MA, cellist: 16-time Grammy Award winner
Chatham Hall - Chatham Village on Mt. Washington (View)
655 Pennridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15211