Edgar Meyer, double bass

A man in a suit standing to the left on an upright double bass.

April 25, 2025 | 7:30PM
Mandel Hall

Part of the UChicago Presents 2024/25 Classic Concert Series, Full Season, Pick 4, Pick 6, and Pick 8 subscriptions.


In demand as a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. From his MacArthur Award and Avery Fisher Prize to his seven GRAMMY Awards, including two for his 2023 album, As We Speak, with Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Rakesh Chaurasia, Meyer’s musical legacy is unmatched. His musical collaborations are a who’s-who list of legends like Chris Thile, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, and Emanuel Ax. Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience.

Double bass legend Edgar Meyer performs McGlynn's Jigs by Meyer and Arty McGlynn with Tamara-Anna Cislowska.