September 14, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
For this Fallingwater conversation and one-of-a-kind concert experience, Mike Block will explain how his interest in Frank Lloyd Wright has inspired his music. Block says, “I actually wanted to be an architect for much of my childhood, and Frank Lloyd Wright was one of my biggest inspirations.” Performing in Fallingwater offers Block the opportunity to bring together his two passions, and “share them with a like-minded audience in an intimate and beautiful environment designed by Frank Lloyd Wright himself.”
Mike Block is a Grammy Award-winning cello player, singer and composer passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music, and committed to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. His performances offer a rich mixture of classical repertoire, folk music, original compositions, and songs. Acclaimed by the New York Times for his “vital rich-hued solo playing,” and by Salt Lake City Desert News as “a true artist . . . a sight to behold,” Mike Block “is one of the bravest, most intriguing musicians on the American fusion scene.” (Gramophone). Since 2005, Mike has been a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, with which he has been featured as both cello and vocal soloist, and contributed arrangements and composition.