An Evening with Mike Block - a Concert of Cello and Voice
Join us on Facebook for a special Fallingwater fundraiser, an evening of music, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture with Grammy Award-winning Artist Mike Block. His concert, presented live on Facebook from Boston on May 15, will feature an eclectic mix of original compositions, songs, arrangements of traditional music and classical selections that draw from his diverse collaborations 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 Wonder and Bon Iver.
Mike is passionate about Frank Lloyd Wright, whose love of classical music is well known. Wright once said, “Never miss the idea that architecture and music belong together. They are practically one.” This intimate concert is a unique opportunity to experience music and architecture as one.
This special Facebook Live concert is raising much-needed funds for the preservation and maintenance of Fallingwater. Fallingwater has been closed since March 15 due to COVID-19. Your donation will help support the core team of dedicated staff who are ensuring critical operations continue during this difficult time.
More About Mike Block
Mike Block is a pioneering cello player, singer, composer and educator, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st century." Passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music, he is committed to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. At home in a wide range of musical styles, through a multi-genre approach to composition, performance and education, Block seeks to inspire audiences and empower musicians to find joy in the full world of music.
A member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble (SRE) since 2005, Block has toured extensively throughout the world with SRE. He has been featured as cello and vocal soloist, contributed arrangements and compositions and earned a Grammy Award in 2017 for their album, Sing Me Home. Block also served as music director for SRE’s acclaimed opening concert of New York City's Central Park SummerStage 2011 season, "Night at the Caravanserai: Tales of Wonder." Learn more about Block's illustrious career.