ERIC BYERS, CELLIST, PERFORMED A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HARRISON HOUSE AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER’S SANCTUARY. THE PROGRAM INCLUDED BACH’S CELLO SUITES NO. 1 AND NO. 6 AND BYERS’ ARRANGEMENTS OF SAINTE-COLOMBE’S LE RETROUVE AND MARAIS’ LES VOIX HUMAINES.
Eric Byers is a renowned soloist and a founding member of the Calder Quartet, with whom he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Wigmore Hall and Disney Hall and made acclaimed recordings of the Mozart Piano Concerti and chamber works of Terry Riley and Peter Eötvös. Chamber music collaborators have included Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, and Menahem Pressler. Byers has conducted masterclasses at The Juilliard School, Cincinnati Conservator of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, UCLA, and USC. He was inspired to compose while in residence at the Lou Harrison House in 2012, and since then his works have been performed at Kennedy Center, SummerStage in NYC, and Hear Now Festival in LA.