Cellist to perform Sunday Salon concert
URBANA — Cellist Jay Campbell, a young musician who has collaborated with the band Radiohead, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as part of its Sunday Salon Series featuring young, emerging artists.
Campbell, winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, will perform with pianist Conor Hanick in the Foellinger Great Hall.
The program includes the U.S. premiere of composer Matthias Pintscher's "Uriel" (2011) and "Occam's Razor," a new work by John Zorn written for Campbell. The concert also will feature works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky.
After Campbell performed recently at the Robert Miller Gallery in Chelsea in New York City with flutist Carol Wincenc, New York Times critic Zachary Woolfe praised the "clarity and specificity" and "rich rhapsodic colors" of Campbell's playing.
Campbell promotes contemporary music and has collaborated with musicians ranging from Elliott Carter and Pierre Boulez to David Lang and Zorn to members of Radiohead and Einstrzende Neubauten.
This season, Campbell also will perform at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and be featured in concerts at the Lincoln Center Festival and Columbia University's Miller Theatre celebrating Zorn's 60th birthday. He will tour internationally with Zorn and his ensemble.
Tickets to the Krannert concert are $42 for adults, $37 for senior citizens, $15 for non-University of Illinois college students and $10 for UI students and youths high school age and younger. Choral balcony seats are $10, with a $5 discount for UI students and youths.