Portland Cello Project

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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The West Coast’s premiere alt-classical group presents an all-star ensemble, exploring traditional classics and pop music favorites woven together with exceptional variety. The group is joined by Tyrone Hendrix (Prince, Stevie Wonder) on drums, and Farnell Newton (Aretha Franklin, Bootsie Collins) on trumpet. These special guests lead the classically-trained, enterprising cellists whose adventurous songs appeal to music lovers of all different backgrounds.

Expect a wide array of selections from classical and jazz, to pop and rock ‘n’ roll, blended with new compositions and completely improvised works. With over a thousand pieces in their repertoire, no two shows are alike. Every live experience engages the audience with clear, insightful, and humorous commentary as they journey into uncharted territory from Beethoven to Queen Bey.

This evening’s performance will include (and sometimes stray as far as possible from) adaptations of compositions by British rock group, Radiohead; jazz saxophonist and composer, John Coltrane; and Johann Sebastian Bach, and much more.

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